We're here! ...and we like Detroit better
We made it! Well, Zoey made it...we had all kinds of confidence in ourselves, but the 7 week old champ du jour made it here just fine. Sans one little freak out last night at about bedtime...problem was there was no bed to go to. She's been amazing.
Weather is a beautiful 65 degrees and the sun is shining...good thing after we endured "Deliverance" country on our way down from Hanibal. US 36 flips you through some seriously rural scenery...oh, and never, ever, under any circumstances go to Macon, MO. Never, ever...
We're about four hours to tip off and the hotel is awesome, the downtown is nice but we think we like Detroit better. I think we have an affinity for all things no longer thriving. KC has a nice feel to it, but it's certainly a middle of nowhere city (wheras Detroit is a going nowhere city). On the way into town June realized, perhaps for the first time, why I left Central Missouri State oh so long ago...sometimes it's hard to get a good picture of "because it sucked" unless you see it for yourself. She agrees, it sucks.
Suckage aside, Zoey is having a decent time I think. Her food travels with her, so that's a plus, and it's free, even more of a reason to enjoy the road. She's been sooo good and sooo patient, a trait she'll need to hone if she's going to tolerate her parents over the course of her life.
Whilst on the road we were told in no uncertain terms by both Grandma Cathy and Baachan that we had better take care of their grand-daughter. "Don't lose her," were the harsh instructions issued by Grandma Cathy, and "I don't care about how you guys are doing. How's my grand-daughter," from Baachan. Nice. So it seems we very well might be capable of losing our child as simply as the camera lens cover (almost did that already) and our enjoyment of this excursion is secondary to the Zedder's? Grandparents can be harsh.
Time for a nap in the sun...maybe curl up next to Z...dream of Clemson shots clanking off Sprint Center rims.