Impromptu Trip

I learned this weekend that it takes 6.5-7 hours to drive from Anderson to Paducah, which is about what we had guessed. Wednesday night, I received a call from my friend Jenny telling me that Johnna’s dad had died. I looked into flights, but decided to drive back home. Flying would take me longer in the end (flying from one small airport to another is not quick).

I arrived in Paducah about an hour before visitation began on Friday. Mom and I both went and stayed for a while. There were a lot of people there! The other part of the Fab Four showed up when Jenny and Amy arrived. I went to dinner with mom at El Chico, and then went over to Johnna’s. Jenny, Nick, Johnna, and I just sat and talked (and munched on brownies) for a while. Then we all started yawning like crazy – it had been a long day for all of us.

Here is a picture of Rosemary and Bill Roetteis:

And here is a picture of the Fab Four at my wedding:

Melissa was coming into town for a few things and arrived Saturday afternoon. We took the grandparents out to lunch and then did some shopping. I had dinner with dad and Laura later that night. Laura is such a great cook! There was El Chico cheese dip for an appetizer and molten lava cakes for dessert – and I got the leftovers!

Sunday I went to church and then started my long drive home. Speaking of which, did someone change the rules of the road and forget to tell me? Since when do all cars drive in the left lane and have to be passed in the right lane? I think I had to go around more cars that way than the normal, proper way!

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  • JohnnaMarch 7, 2006 - 10:27 am

    Thanks so much for everything, Holly! Mom and I were just stunned you made that long trip for this and we love you so much for it! We are still in a funk but trying to get through it. Thanks to friends like you, we know we will! LOVE YOU!

  • HollyMarch 9, 2006 - 1:17 pm

    I was so glad I was able to come. One of the nice parts of working from home I guess. My thoughts are with you and your mom.