Chasing A Dream: Arkansas Morning

The dream chase has actually begun, and Robert and I awakened in Arkansas this morning (Robert woke earlier than I).  This is EXCITING!  We have giggled our way several hundred miles from Nashville.

Sunrise on the Arkansas River

Sunrise on the Arkansas River

 

Dream Chase Day 1:  Monday

Our plan had been to leave the closing and hit the road toward Los Angeles, but we discovered that our plans never work quite like we imagine.  First, the closing was later than we had expected and secondly, we were even more exhausted than we expected.  Then, we had plans to dine with Dana!  before we left Nashville, which changed from lunch to dinner, because even after the closing there was MUCH to do.  At dinner with Dana, she mentioned that she had a brake light and a headlight out on her van and had been fortunate to meet a very nice police officer who had NOT given her a ticket for those things, so Robert thought it best to take care of those things before our departure.  That meant a stop at Auto Advance and a bit of mechanic work.

Let me recount the day here:

  • awoke having had almost no sleep
  • still had to finish packing
  • had to have the relo cube ready by noon-ish for pickup
  • still had to move everything out of the condo
  • had to get the swing off the back porch
  • had to clean out the fridge and cabinets (boxes and boxes of groceries were given away)
  • had to attend the closing
  • had to drop off the Jeep to be shipped
  • had to go to the bank
  • had to mail the comcast and direct tv equipment
  • wanted to go see my Aunt Mary before leaving town (she’s recuperating a broken pelvis)
  • had to pick up Robert’s passport and visa for his trip to China in July
  • dinner with Dana!
  • repair of Dana!’s vehicle

WE WERE TIRED.  In fact, on the first day of our dream chase, we left the Antioch area and got as far as… Brentwood!  Only eight miles away!  We collapsed in a senseless heap.  Robert got sleep, but the mattress in the hotel where we stayed was so hard it HURT me… so again, it was a long and virtually sleepless night.

Robert was up with the sun while I still slept

Robert was up with the sun while I still slept

Dream Chase Day 2:  Tuesday

Upon awakening Tuesday morning, the first thing Robert said to me was how tickled he was at how far we had gotten on our first day (8 whole miles toward Los Angeles).  That started the giggling.  Why, he guessed that if we were lucky, we might even make it as far as say…. DICKSON (30 whole miles away!) by the end of our second day.  So we went to see Aunt Mary, and picked up Robert’s passport, and began our trip, and by the end of day 2, we were in Fort Smith, Arkansas, just east of Oklahoma.

Dream Chase Day 3:  Wednesday

As I said earlier, Robert awoke before me, and managed to get some sunrise photos of the Arkansas River, which you’ll find below.  We’ve had a great breakfast (the Residence Inn here is WONDERFUL), and we’re just about to load into the car and drive some more….  the chase is on!

A good day for fishing

A good day for fishing

The Arkansas River bridge just after sunrise

The Arkansas River bridge just after sunrise

So here’s the bottom line:  The Dream Chase doesn’t always turn out like you planned, but it can be a LOT of fun along the unpredictable way.

DREAM BIG!  It’s way more fun than a small dream.

peggy!

Comments

  1. Jamie Elizabeth martin says:

    Love it and please keep sharing

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