So the time came to make the drive across the states. Since I left GA early, my husband met me up in VA where I was spending some time with my family before the trip across. Turns out my family had decided to keep the boys and hubby’s family took our daughter so that we could drive across on our own and so they could get an extended visit with the kids before we moved so far away. It really worked out great for us all.
So hubby and I set out on our trip…. without any travel money…. ugh! LOL (I can laugh about it now.)
Before hubby left GA he had visited PSD a number of times confirming we’d have the money. It started 10 days out from his detach date, since we were told we could get the advanced amount up to 10 days before we left. Well it wasn’t there. So he asked when we’d see the money and every day he went and asked, he was told he’d get it in a few days. Well his detachment day came and still we had no money, but they assured us we’d have it by the following Monday… the day we were setting off on our trip from VA to WA. So we set off on Monday and still no money, so he calls and was told we’d have the money on Wednesday. So we started stressing since we didn’t have much money saved up to pay for the trip out-of-pocket. But luckily on Wednesday morning we did receive a deposit, but it wasn’t our advanced travel pay it was the re-enlistment bonus that somehow found its way to us early! But still we were wondering when we’d see that advanced travel pay…. it wasn’t untill that Friday that it made its way into our account.
Because of the money concerns we passed up a few things we were thinking of doing on the beginning of our trip and just pushed on through. We were lucky to enjoy fantastic weather and no car problems, which is always a big plus on any cross-country trip! So I’ll finish up this post with a few sights we saw along the way!
And some that I haven’t edited yet, yes I’m that far behind. LOL
Really, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve got so many photos from the trip.
In the end we took our time and made it across the states in 7 days I think, we spent a lot of time in SD visiting the sights I’d seen when growing up that hubby had never seen. And then each of the other states we just stopped when we needed a break. After the whole money issue was over, we were able to settle down and enjoy the trip. But by the end, we were so happy to make it to WA. It was everything we were looking forward to, and for me just the change I needed (from GA)!
Eventually I’ll have most of the photos from the trip up on my facebook photography page, you are more than welcome to check them out here.