Greetings from Pueblo, Colorado. The winds of trucking have shifted once again, and we are now picking up a load tomorrow morning headed to Brewster, Minnesota. We left Salt Lake City without a load, heading south, and did some sightseeing, ending up in Cortez, Colorado. We had breakfast at a casino on the edge of the Ute Nation Indian reservation and I had genuine Indian fry bread with honey! That was when Steven secured the load for Monday, but he was kind enough to drive the 15 extra miles into New Mexico, just so I could add another state to my list of "New States Visited". We will head across Colorado, go through either Nebraska or Kansas, depending on the route chosen, and end up in Minnesota (another state I've never been to!) by Tuesday. Hopefully, we will get one more load before the holiday weekend. I was kind of hoping we would get a load to Texas so we can see Steven's parents before I have to be returned home next Sunday.
I have checked in with the kids every day. The teenagers are doing well "on their own", being responsible with the car. Grandma and Grandpa took them out to dinner one night and been checking in on them. Daniel and Aaron seem to be having a good time with their dad, although he is letting them stay up way too late and apparently let Aaron watch "Family Guy", which is a big no-no in my house. No "adult content" cartoons are to be watched by anyone. And all you guys, don't start giving me grief about this. I'm sure those shows are fine for adults, but not for MY kids. End of discussion.
I am having a great time with Steven. Over a week on the road together and only one minor fight. As much as I love him, after some deep discussions, I'm not sure where our future lies. There are some major obstacles to overcome. But the trip has been great fun. Amazing sights and scenery. I do miss the kids, but not badly enough to cut my trip short!! (ha, ha)
My birthday is coming up on Tuesday. I will be 44. I will have a special post on Tuesday looking back on the last 44 years, primarily on the last 10.
I'm feeling very introspective today, about life, love, travel, and kids. Maybe it's the upcoming birthday....who knows?
Hope you all are having a restful Sunday.