04 August 2009

Journey to Springfield

Monday morning started out at 7am with the drive to St. Louis MO.

We arrived at the St. Louis Zoo around Noon local time and spent the next several hours enjoying All the animal exhibits around the Zoo. We walked miles.

About 5pm we made our way over to the Gateway Arch, and spent the next hour or so touring the Arch Museum while waiting for the tram to the top. Kaitlynn, Grandpa and I went to the top, Colin is not a fan of high places and choose to stay with Grandma. The view from the top is incredible. When we got back down we spent some time out on the grounds of the Arch. This is where it hit me that I was going to be leaving Colin. I have no idea how long it will be in between visits but, I will do my best to make sure that it is not extensive.

Our goodbyes at the car were very hard and a lot of tears were shed.

I then continued on to Springfield, arriving approx. 11:15pm. After getting settled and having a bit of down time I finally got to sleep around 2am.

It was a very Exhausting day, but in a good way.

Today I was awakened by a little girl fanatically stating that she was hungry. So my day began at 7:30am. We spent the day attending orientation for new lease drivers and picking out our truck. Over the next couple of days we will continue with refresher classes and waiting for our truck to be fitted with the equipment needed for flatbed operations.

We should have our first dispatch on Friday or Saturday at the latest.


  1. Keep the updates coming.... :)

  2. Hi Rita:) Sounds like you had a great time in St. Louis! LOVE this idea of blogging about your experiences! Great way to keep in touch:)

  3. Hi!!! I miss you already!! Glad to hear you arrived safe and sound. I can't imagine how hard that was to leave Colin...I'll be praying for all of you!!!!
    See you soon :)
    love you,