Bidding Kansas farewell for a while

After a week stuffed with last minute odds and ends, we are on the road. Yesterday we drove the pickup to Topeka to meet my sister Florence Marie and, as it turned out, my other sister Mary Jo and her husband Ray as well. That was a welcome surprise! We aren’t together as a family very often so we like to make the most of it every time we get the chance.

We loaded all of Florence Marie’s belongings for the winter in the pickup and headed back to Sedgwick. In the morning there had been so much fog we couldn’t see it our neighbors’ houses but the sky was much clearer on the way back. Heidi had invited us for dinner, so we spent the evening with them. LeRoy and Florence Marie turned out to be the stars of Wii bowling, at least in our team and all of us scored much higher than we would have in a real game. We had lots of fun.

The Northridge Friends Church is our home church in Wichita and today was the annual Thanksgiving dinner. We hooked up the car, locked the building and drove to church in Liberty. I must say, it’s a lot easier for me to drive away from the Landing on Monday morning on a long trip than to leave all our assembled friends and family! After lots of heartfelt hugs, we drove off for the winter.

We aren’t planning a long drive today, especially since the cold front has caught up with us, bringing with it 40-50 mph gusts which right now are straight on our side. Either a headwind or a tailwind would be preferable!

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3 Responses to Bidding Kansas farewell for a while

  1. Wayne Scott says:

    Have a safe trip. The winds have been brutal.

  2. LeRoy Wilils says:

    Wayne as it turned out the the side winds were about 50 -55 MPH and I did have my hands full as we had just turned west for about a 20 mile stretch. Sure glad to be headed south. Having a good trip. Hope we can cross paths in Q as we will be there about Jan. 15 for several days.

  3. Mary Jo Kurtz says:

    We really enjoyed our time with you yesterday and were happy to have time to visit everyone. It sounds as if you were well sent off by family and also the church family, though I can see how it would be hard to leave everyone!

    It was pretty damp here today so we stayed in except for going to church and going to the rec. center this afternoon.

    I know that Florence Marie is excited about the adventure. We pray that you will have good and safe travels!

    Love, Mary Jo and Ray

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