We spent the first night in a terrible, nasty motel. I couldn't even sleep! I stayed awake all night just to watch over Mom and make sure she was safe. Then we got up early the next morning and drove for another day.
"Just be patient," Mom would say. "All this time spent in the truck will be worth it, just wait and see."
Oh boy! She was right! Grandpa had 80 acres for me to run and play in! No leash! No traffic! And no noisy cars or trucks!
Are you sure, Mom? Are you sure I can run ahead of you without a leash?
Mom didn't have to tell me twice! Off I went.
This is the only place in all of Cedar County, Missouri that Mom got phone service. So while she did business, I roamed
Nothing like drinking fresh water from the stream.