Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another Christmas on the Road

I am vowing that this is the last year I will spend the majority of my Christmas break on I-40. For the past 10 years or so I have been traveling across the state of Tennessee to visit family. Having divorced parents who live close to 6 hours apart puts many many miles on a car, not to mention wears you out! This only intensified during my 6 years of college. I thought being in the middle of each family would make it easier, and it did to some degree. However, when I had to travel from one place to the other and back again, it just got worse. Now I get to add to that mix another family. Don't get the wrong idea. I love being part of the Davis family, but you can see the problem here. I told Clint not to worry because I am a pro at figuring out how to split up a week between different parts of our great state.
This year, we will begin our journey with my Mom's family in Rockwood. On Friday after work, Clint and I will hit I-40 for the first time. We will have Christmas with them and return to Clarksville on Sunday, because alas, some people don't get off a whole week for Christmas. Thankfully, we will get to spend our first Christmas together here at our house, just the two of us. The day after Christmas, I will kiss Clint good-bye and head down west to my birthplace. In Jackson, I will get to visit with my Dad's side of the family. Only for a quick spell, because on Friday I'll be heading back to Rockvegas. I'll be there just long enough to see JD get hitched and then catch a ride from Clint up to his neck of the woods in Kingsport. There we will visit with his family for the weekend. Finally, our journey ends and I-40 will lead us back to Clarksville just before we have to get up for work the next day! Whewww, makes me tired just thinking about it. But, we are so happy that this year we will get to see almost all of our family! Next year...well the verdict is still out on that one. If I had to guess, I would say that a quite Christmas celebration alone at our home is in our future. Although, we do love our family time, so who knows. Until then, family here we come!!


Lindsey said...

oh girl i feel your pain! i am thankful that our parents are only 20 minutes apart in one way, but the other it stinks b/c i have to make about 10000000 trips back and forth between all 3 homes during that short week... whew! somehow we always make it through though dont we girl :)

Brad, Tara, Cooper and Connor said...

I understand this too. My family is here and Brads is in Rockwood. It is only 3 hours away which makes it close enough to travel there and back in one day. Talk about tired! I hope your Christmas is great! Be safe on the roads.