Friday, July 25, 2008

Our 880 mile trip in 2 days

We Just got back from a really long trip. My sister and her 4 kids and I took on a really big trip. It started out small enough just a quick trip to Enid to pick up mom. She was coming back from Dallas. So my sis and I thought we would start out at 6am and go to Hinton. It was just an hour and a half further. We wanted to show the kids where we used to live. We had all day mom wasn't going to be in Enid till that pm. I got to see my best friend from high school in Hydro only 10 miles from Hinton. At this point everything was going good. We were just waiting on mom to call and tell us the time to meet her. It was only 2pm. we knew we had a good 5 hrs to go. As we are setting down to lunch my lsd calls and says we might have to go to Dallas to pick up mom. The lady that was to pick her up still hasn't shown up. My mother is disabled and the thought of her just sitting in the hotel really got us steamed. She was in the lobby, she had checked out that morning. As we are leaving we get a call saying head out to Dallas. Then mom calls and says that the lady should be there in 20 mins. pull over in El Reno and wait to see what we need to do. So we go to Wal-mart and wait and we wait and then we wait some more. An HOUR later we call mom and see what is going on. The lady still hasn't shown. We are to say the least mad!!!. We tell her to check into the hotel that we are coming to get her. So we start out get into OKC and she calls back saying that the lady has picked her up. Now remember our mother had been sitting there since 12:30 and it is now almost 5pm. She hasn't eaten or had anything to drink since 6 am. OH MY WORD. Nobody treats our mother like that. She tells us to meet her in Ardmore and we will just stay the night there. She gets there at 7 pm. When they stopped for gas, her leg hurt so bad she couldn't get out to get herself anything to eat or drink. she didn't get to eat until almost 8 pm. The kids were shoving drinks down her on the way to the restaurant. We got home at 5 pm the next day.
I want to say thanks to my nieces who were excellent thru the whole trip.
Here are a few pictures of our trip. If you visit there are more pictures of the trip.

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