On June 29 we left our home in Louisville, KY to head west for our vacation.
The Arch is always a highlight landmark as we make our way West.
This vacation consisted of a conference. The National Stuttering Association has meant a lot to our family over the last three plus years so this year my husband and I decided to join our daughter to see what all the conference buzz was about.
A vacation of any kind doesn’t just happen all on it’s own. No siree, a lot of planning and hard work go into the whole venture. Not only does the pre-let’s-get-everything-in-order-at-home/work-so-we-can-get-out-of-town take place, but there are others involved too, people you probably have never met.
We rented a vehicle from Avis. They worked with us to ensure we had the automobile we wanted and even gave us an upgrade ( I forget now why exactly) but thumbs up to this company. We rented a 2013 Ford Edge. It was a good ride and handled well. There were a lot of gadgets that I am missing already and we just turned it back it! Kudos to Ford for making such an awesome ride.
The first day we drove to Tulsa, Oklahoma. What a great city. We had an easy drive and hindsight had us wishing we would have pushed a bit farther, but during our brief time in this bustling city we had a lovely stay at Hampton Inn, checking in just after having an early dinner/late lunch at Friday’s. The waitress was good, bending the rules a wee bit which awarded her a bigger tip from us. She was all about the customer.
It was a good first day driving. I was again reminded of my love of traveling, however, I did miss my two sons who declined the opportunity to spend hours and hours (twenty-six to be exact just to get to our destination) in a vehicle with the rest of the family.