The cross-country adventures are over! Truman, Sweet Peach, Footy and myself are currently sitting in the barracks that will be our home for the next 2 weeks. After that, we’ll have the opportunity to fly home for Christmas before flying back to the East Coast for another 6 months.
The trip was long, and we had a lot of fun. There was some great food and a few awesome adventures. We also had the opportunity to see a few old friends along the way. Overall, it was about as enjoyable as a 5-day cross-country trip can be. With that being said, we are extremely glad it’s over. We were up and on the road very early this morning, and we pushed through as quickly as our bladders would allow.
I don’t have any stats tonight, but I wanted to take the opportunity to mention a few things. First, thank you very much for all the kind wishes and positive thoughts that you sent our way during the drive. They were greatly appreciated, and it really did make us smile. My humble blog has never had a following as huge as it has the past few days. Thank you.
Second, even though this trip is over, the Adventures of Truman, Sweet Peach, and Footy aren’t going anywhere. They’re still going everywhere with me, and I’ll make sure to share the pictures here. I doubt it will be 4 or 5 times a day like it has been this week, but your favorite stuffed animals will still be heavily featured on this website.
The last thing that I want to mention is that this was something my wife and I put together to make this entire situation less painful. It has worked perfectly. The kids squeal with delight at every picture, my wife laughs out loud over the phone at me, and I have a lot of fun making a story out of it. It really has taken our minds off of things.
With all that being said, it is still a very difficult situation. Therefore, as you enjoy the posts, please spare a thought for all the military members and their family. This job is rarely easy, and sometimes, it’s the hardest thing in the world. I am fortunate to have a platform and virtual voice to speak about these issues, but there are sailors, soldiers, marines, and airmen all over the world that are going through much worse hardships than my family is right now. We rarely ask for anything, and I would never presume to tell someone what to think, but if you have enjoyed the adventures of the past week (and those yet to come), please just realize what the purpose is behind them.
Once again, thank you very much for all the support over the past 5 days. This started off small, but it quickly became apparent that people really enjoyed it. For that, we salute you with our plastic cup of wine.