Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We are currently in Shreveport, Louisiana visiting my brother and his wife. We left home early (3:15 am) Monday morning to some pretty heavy rain and 44 degree weather. As we journeyed toward Chicago, the temperature began dropping rapidly and the rain turned into sleet/snow mixture and the roads went from bad to worse!!! I was driving this first shift, and I held a steady 40-50 mph for 3 hours. It was torture! So what was supposed to be a 16 hour trip with stops, turned in a LONG 19 hour trip. But, thankfully, we got here safe and sound and have had an amazing time! We are leaving here tomorrow morning to head to Texas! I am so excited to spend time with family and friends for the next few weeks!!!