Did you think we had driven off a cliff?
From an internet perspective we kind of did. It proved to be very difficult to find access to the internet on our journey, and on the rare occasions that we did, I never had enough time to upload text and pictures and get all the links working.
When we got home, we didn't have internet access at the house any more, and in the interests of saving money, didn't get it again until recently.
That's why we disappeared.
The trip was wonderful. A happy, happy time of being a family without any outside responsibilities.
We discovered we really enjoy tent camping, and we fell in love with eastern Tennessee. We read loads of interesting things about the states we drove through. We visited historic site after historic site, drive through 19 states, and saw 50 relatives! We learned so much about our country.
But mostly we enjoyed each other. We drove over 6000 miles on this trip. I had brought several books of fiction to read just for fun. I did not read one of them because I was enjoying talking with my sweet husband too much. 6000 miles, and I didn't feel the need to "escape". Verdict: he's the one for me! :-) It's nice to feel that way after 14 years of marriage and 3 kids.
I did read about half of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography aloud to him though. What a man. Wow.
I doubt I'll manage to get the whole trip story up here, but I would like to get back to blogging about our funny life on the farm. We do laugh a lot (admittedly, sometimes it takes a few days before we're ready).