Day-8  1/23  A Return to Home

We left Las Cruces, New Mexico at the crack of dawn and drove another 650 miles to home. I drove about 400 miles of it to Gila Bend off of the 8 West, and had perfect weather and was able to use the cruise control so I didn’t go over the speed limit. Michael took over at Gila Bend and the closer we got to Borrego Springs, the more ominous the weather became. By the time we headed west on the 78, storm clouds started to build and the temperature dropped into the low 40’s. It was raining hard when we pulled into the driveway, and it has been raining ever since. We were going to pick Callie up from Holiday Pet Hotel today, but have decided to pick her up tomorrow because of the weather. Tomorrow will be the big day to see Callie again. We miss her! It has been a week and a half and we had only expected to be gone 5 days max. Our short trip was extended because we wanted to see New Orleans and escape some of the worst winter weather. It turned out that we just left the south in the nick of time. Mississippi and Georgia had tornados blow through large swaths of neighborhoods and we were within 5 miles of some of the damage when we left Alabama. We experienced severe weather while travelling through Texas and the RV handled itself pretty well with high winds, torrential rain and thunder and lightening lighting up the night sky. The winds rocked the RV and at times it felt like we were going to loose control and be blown into the other lane. Fortunately it handled well enough and we got home safely.

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