We heard the Wednesday noon tornado siren test in Russellville 3 times, so I think that means we spent a little more than 3 weeks at my parents’ house in Arkansas. At their house it felt like our whole adventure took a complete halt, and we had a Christmas break in Arkansas much like we’ve done numerous times before. The upside of this is that we got to take a break from some of the stresses of our travel and rest for awhile. The downside is that Brad & I quickly slid down into that wonderful, horrible holiday vacuum of accomplishing very little and feeling kinda bad about that. We had kept a growing to-do list on the road of “things we’ll finally get done once we get to my parents’ house.” I’m embarrassed to admit we accomplished exactly ZERO of the things on that list in the 3 weeks that we were there.
But Brad did make a 1 mile loop trail on their forested property that all of us walked or ran at one point or another. And I read an entire novel in a comfy chair by the fireplace, so the to-do list will just have to wait a little bit longer for completion.
Most of the story of our time in Russellville can best be told in pictures:
We had a very Merry Christmas surrounded by a lot of wonderful family. The rest of the fun stuff in Russellville I will report on in my next post…