"You don't still think I want to move, do you?"
We were travelling down the highway, seemingly to nowhere, but actually on our way to the airport when Lawn Boy posed this question.
"Huh?" I asked... it was 4 am after all.
"When I first decided not to fight her, you were worried that I would miss my children and want to move to be with them. You don't still feel that way, do you?"
"Well, I kind of assumed when you put the ring on my finger that you were planning to stay..."
"Yes, but if you had any lingering doubt, I think this trip put that to rest!"
Boy Howdy, was he correct!
We had just spent a weekend in a part of the country I'd never been to. LB's children moved there with their mother this past summer and we had gone for a long weekend to see their new space and spend time with them. For this first trip, we left my children at home.
Thank goodness we left my children home, because they live in the middle of nowhere.
The middle of nowhere on a level I never knew existed. Being from the east coast, in my world, vast expanses like the ones we encountered on this trip are ocean, but this folks, is land... lots and lots of dry, brown land.
I think I expected the rolling green expanses a la The Pioneer Woman. Nope, just flat, brown land.
When we arrived, we didn't want to get a bite to eat at the airport and thought we'd stop on the way. We had an hour and a half drive, after all, and had flown into the capital city. There was no place to stop. What we didn't know was the airport is on the south end of the city and we were traveling south. There was literally no place to stop. Thank goodness the gas tank was full!
We stayed in the 'nearest' town and we were 40 minutes away. When we asked the concierge at the hotel what we could do with the children in town, she said, "Well, there is a movie theater and the church down yonder has a pumpkin patch!" The children had already seen all the movies, because that's all there is for them to do and they already had pumpkins!
All was not lost, the children are happy. We did find a few things to do and most importantly, got to spend time with them. They got to show us their new space.
But, nope, I'm not worried about LB moving there. He'd lose his mind in short order!