Arkansas Trip, Days 8 & 9

Ya’ll must have given up hope of me ever finishing writing about this trip!😬 But I’m back… finally!πŸ˜…

On the 8th day of our trip, we awoke and began to pack away anything that was lying around. This resulted in a few people wondering where their thing had been put… “It was right here just a minute ago!”😟 The bus roared to life, slideouts slid in, we said our goodbyes to Grandma and our uncle, and we entered the bus to take our leave! That is, Reese, Naomi and I did. Mom and Annabelle got in the little truck Grandma had given Annabelle. We began winding our way through Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Every two hours we stopped and one of us girls took the place of the last one that had been riding with Mom.

We had to cross this big bridge to go over the Mississippi River into Illinois.

At one point, when Mom and Naomi were in the truck, we in the bus took an exit, while they went straight ahead! So we had to call them and tell them they were going the wrong way. We went off on a side road and waited by the shoulder, while they turned around, came back, and took the exit. As we sat there waiting, a car pulled up next to us and the lady inside asked us if we needed help! But we explained that we were just waiting for someone, and they went on. At last we were able to join up with them again, and we continued on our way!πŸ˜…

For supper we stopped nowhere else but…

That says Chick-fil-A, in case you can’t read it!πŸ˜‚

Naomi’s sandwich

We used up 5 parking spots to park the bus.πŸ˜€ After our stop, we continued on to the church where we would spend the night. We finally reached it at nearly midnight! The man that we had been in contact with to arrange us staying there, came out to say hello. I felt bad for the poor man, waiting at the church late at night until some family he had never met, came. Well, he had already met Reese, but not the rest of us! After he told us where to park, he left and we went right to bed. Sleep came fast…😴


The next morning we had a refreshing service. Brother Jack Patterson, their interim pastor, preached a great message, and we enjoy the fellowship with the people there. Then Brother Randy Foust (the man that had come the night before), his wife, and their son took us out to eat at Bob Evans!πŸ˜ƒ

Then we had to say goodbye and get back on the road.

At this rest stop, the tractor trailer we parked next to made our “big” rig look quite small!πŸ˜†


We drove and drove into the afternoon, then evening, and night.We took several stops so Mom could sleep. Since she wasn’t in the bus she couldn’t just go lie down while we drove! Midnight came and went. Then 1, then 2, even 3. Finally, at 4 A.M., we pulled into our driveway. And the next step should be obvious… SLEEP🀣

Well, there you have the end of the Arkansas trip. I hope you’ve enjoyed this adventure!πŸ€ͺ

Until next time,

Writing for Parfitt Family Journal,



4 thoughts on “Arkansas Trip, Days 8 & 9

  1. I’m glad to have read the rest of the story! πŸ™‚ I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pictures. Keep on posting. πŸ™‚

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