Day One: To Infinity and Beyond; Andrew, Annie, Apollo, Guiness and Ruger

We locked up the house and changed the transmission fluid. You know, the things you do when you’re going to be gone a few days. The Thaxtons took Ink, our black kitty, and off we went on a 3255 mile odyssey that took us across the Midwest, dodging tornadoes, to the homes of family and friends, historic and sacred places and ultimately the wedding of Brianne and Dylan.

First stop: Andrew, Annie, Apollo, Guiness and Ruger
Andrew was on leave, preparing for his deployment to Afghanistan. As a Mom you hate to think of people who didn’t go to his little league games shooting at him. If they only knew what a great guy he is. His darling wife Annie will keep the home fires burning. They bought the cutest condo and have three little guys, a dachsy, scotty and a wolf of some kind.

We wrestled with the dogs, Andrew wrestled with Tim. Andrew wrestles with everyone, even Danger Dean – he’s a club wrestler.