Early am. Wow! I woke up to thinking “did that really happen”?! Did I stay up really late watching the KANSAS CITY ROYALS win the World Series and we are NOT at home. I laid there a bit next to Dawson in his cousin’s childhood room in Cincinnati joyful but at the same time kind of sad. Summer came around and stuck her face up to me almost like she knew I was sad we were not home – or she just needed to go outside. Anyway, whatever she knew, I decide to get up.
We fell back on time this weekend so after being on eastern time for over a week now, I feel I woke back up to my old normal central time again – but I was the only one awake. The Neumann’s had all said goodbye the night prior as they all leave the house before 7. So it was just my sweet family occupy the house this am.
Summer and I took out for a walk around the house….then came in and just laid on the couch. I pulled my phone off the charger and started looking at FB and all the ROYAL celebration that was going on virally. The more I looked the more sad the feelings of missing out felt. It was really surreal. Like I know they won – but no one around here really cares! There is no energy like I know and see on my phone like there is at home. Then I come to my sweet (should be) sis-in-laws facebook post about the parade and rally details for Tuesday. Oh how I wish we could be there.
I have to admit – there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME…..one of my favorite characters of all time said that?!?! Many of you can probably can guess or know who that is….Dorothy from OZ. Oh I wish I could be like her now and just snap my heels together (in my ruby red slippers) and take myself and of course take my awesome people here with me home for the rest of the week.
It is really hard, I must admit to not be there knowing your whole city is celebrating, and you and your crazy ideas are the reason your entire family is on an RV and not at home right now. I am feeling a little down on this very good day of winning it all. So bitter sweet. But it is what it is and we will celebrate in our own style and wear all our “now clean” ROYAL GEAR on TUESDAY in celebration.
Well, we are leaving Deborah’s to go back to the RV this am – in a weird way – I even kind of miss it - the RV. The saying “home is where your heart is”…. well now that is November and we just hit week 4 on Saturday – my heart is starting to feel at home on the RV. But the rest of us – well are hearts are in KC and have been this past week as we have been rallied around the ROYALS even from a long a distance!
Ok so we pack up our weekend bags and all our clean laundry, pc’s, cords, chargers, and all the Halloween candy and we head back to the RV. Only after the kids found the same snake again and a baby one while I was loading up the van. Oh and when I took the first load out, I saw a huge buck deer that was crossing Deb’s backyard. It was crazy and it was so close at first I thought it was fake, just standing in the neighbors lawn like the fake one’s you sometimes see. I checked the house for the 3rd time for anything we left behind, left Deborah and family a thank you note and then finally got everyone loaded up to leave.
The RV is parked in a campground by the lake – in what is known as the tri-state area. We are literally on state line – in Ohio but at the corner of both Indiana and Kentucky. It is odd and the gps doesn’t really pick up the location. Even Deborah looked at it last night – thinking she might stop by and see it before we leave out for Columbus. We got back to the RV with some new neighbors and many of the same ones too. It is really full down here lake side. I had prepared the kids that we still had a lot of school work to complete. This am I got them into some online things and reading and writing in their journals – but that was just what I had to work with at Deborah’s. Now back to the RV –we had lesson’s to get done. They tried to talk me out of it but then got to work. Mena was easily distracted by the ducks swimming by to say hi and sure enough she snuck out a slice of bread.
Everyone did pretty well finishing up school and then I looked at my phone again – back home it looks like schools are closing for the parade and rally to celebrate the ROYAL Champions. Wow, it really hit me and the kids and then you hear Dawson holler from the back room, aka his office, stop talking about it! I got the kids all through math and then on to some of their other stuff and I made a short grocery list. I headed out to see what I could find and no one wanted to join me. I outlined what each student needed to complete while I was gone and told Dawson he was in charge as I was heading out. Buying some new books to read last week in Indy has really helped. They all are getting into some good books and seem to be excited to get done with school work so they can read again. I love it!
I ended up on a scenic drive as I told you this is a weird area. Infact, I am going to blog about RANDOMNESS on my next personal blog – because I have decided that is so random around here. The roads of Ohio, Kentucky and this southern Indiana area. As I drove I found 3 McDonald’s but not a grocery store. I don’t really get it around here. It is so hilly and whindy – it doesn’t make sense like at home. As I am driving on this warm beautiful afternoon – I was over come with sadness and I was mad that I could not find a grocery store…..then I was mad at how easy it would be at home as roads run east and west and then north and south and you can see what is coming up next and what is up the way much easier than I can here. I so miss home. I feel so bad that my family isn’t able to experience this true world series event in KC. Dawson is a die hard fan and Q loves to watch it with him. And the girls even both get into it and have their favorite players. Oh man – this is so hard. It feels so weird and RANDOM that we are in OHIO too. I mean the company I left when I was working to make this dream trip a reality is here…..it is so weird…..so random. Even saw a Veritiv Truck as we left Deb's for the campground. I would not have thought we would be in Cincinnati when the ROYALS WON THE WORLD SERIES. But like Dawson said – it is part of our story. I am struggling reading post on facebook from high school friends that I skipped school with back in 1985 to attend the last ROYALS WORLD SERIES PARADE……I hope my kids don’t regret it later but rather that we reflect on this adventure in a postive light when they do it again. I know one thing we will always remember watching the games at Aunt Deborah’s and the Royals winning the World Series the year we embarked on our RV Trip.
Franki said, “I wish we would have taken the RV trip last year when they lost instead of this year” – in my mind I am thinking – hey ROYALS – can we win 2 years in a row? Can we really get there a 3rd session in a row? Now that would be cool. That is what I am going to dream up next. Let’s do this again…..and we won’t miss it next time!
We decided to build a camp fire by the lake or at least a small smoke stack. We didn’t find much wood to burn and the smoke was going to smell up the RV if we weren’t careful. I made tacos (kids favorite meal) – played fifa with dad on the xbox, Q taught Mena to play it, and Franki and I played cards and the marble game, Mancala. We were hoping Aunt Deb would stop by after work to see the RV - but she wasn't able to make it. So we have no photos with her-bummer! Only of her house and Chris. I need to do a better job of that. Just forgot.
God is good – I know I can’t be in 2 places at once but inside it feels so torn – like I am just random and all over the place. Bring us peace and let there be some celebration in our day tomorrow for you are good and our hearts are celebrating with our family and friends and the champions in our great city of KANSAS CITY!!! We are ROYAL!!!! KANSAS CITY ROYALS ARE THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS OF 2015!
Let's celebrate ROYAL style!