We’re in Wichita, Kansas at present. We got here late yesterday afternoon, after a late start from home. Since we were both tired, we decided to break our journey here, rather than push on. It’ll mean only a few hours’ drive to our destination on Sunday, but that’s OK. We can take our time and enjoy the scenery.
We’re enjoying our rented vehicle. My work truck is 12 years old, and Miss D.‘s small SUV is 11 years old, and neither is as comfortable (or reliable) as more modern vehicles. In particular, my back complains about the narrower seats in Miss D.’s vehicle – I’m a big guy. In order to make the journey more bearable, we splurged on renting a Toyota Camry, which is proving very comfortable. (We’re trying to rent a different make and model of car each time we do this, so as to get an idea what’s out there. In due course, when we come to replace our existing vehicles, we’ll know what suits us, and we’ll look for a reasonably-priced used example we can buy for cash.)
I don’t know most of Miss D.’s extended family, having met only a few of them. It looks like this funeral will also serve as an impromptu family reunion, so I guess I’m going to make up for lost time! I’ll let you know if I survive the experience. I’ll try to put up a few more blog posts during the course of our journey. Regular posting will probably resume around mid-week.