Monday, December 2, 2013

Not Worried

"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!


The Dose of Reality said...

So glad the kids are happy even if they're out in the middle of nowhere! I'm sure they were thrilled to show you their stuff and be your tour guide...even if it was just a tour of the movie theater! :D (And thank goodness your tank was full when you left the airport!!) --Lisa

Shell said...

I couldn't be that much in the middle of nowhere. I like quiet places, but I have to be able to get to something to do within a half an hour.

Aleta said...

I know a lot of people who want to "get away from the city and live in the quiet." Uh huh… yeah, good for a vacation, but not for a long time. I think it would drive me nutty.

Blond Duck said...

Congrats on your new engagement!

Sarah Flandro said...

I can totally relate. Visiting my mom in the part of South Carolina that she lives in is the same way. I feel like I'm in one of those horror movies where if someone tries to kill you no one would hear you scream because there is a whole lot of NOTHING there. Anyway I'm a first time reader and I really enjoyed your blog. :)

xo, Sarah
Hustla, baby.

Mimi B said...

I'm sure it's such a relief to you having that peace knowing he's not going anywhere. I could handle living back in my boonies, but I'm not sure that I could handle his ex's boonies! lol

Charlotte Klein said...

I love the quiet, but I'm like you: East coast girls can't hang in vast expanses of nothingness. I'm glad the idea of moving seems to be fizzling out for LB!

Leah said...

To each their own, but that place sounds dreadful! Poor kids:(( It's nice to have quiet when you CHOOSE to, but not when there is nothing else around!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I have to know where this is. :)