Friday, October 23, 2009

620 Miles

I got up this morning and instead of jumping into the shower to get ready for work, I jumped into my running clothes and headed over to Bonelli. I ran a loop that included the Cottontail Trail, out around the airport (Brackett Field), through the RV park and part of the picnic loop. The run was about 7.8 miles in 1:12. After I came home and showered I jumped in Tyler's truck with him and started driving.

Tyler, the oldest son, is moving to Cleveland, OH to begin his journey as a culinarian. He graduated in June and was not having much luck finding jobs in SoCal so he took a peek in the Cleveland area and found a couple prospects. He made a quick trip there, interviewed and was offered two different jobs. He accepted one and packed up his stuff in a UHaul trailer and now he and I are driving cross country to his new digs.

We made it to Gallup, NM today logging about 620 miles. We hope to make it to Ohio by Monday. He will be staying with his god mother for a time until he can find his own place.

This is the culmination of all that we as parents invested into his life. While it will be tough on Mom for him to be so far away, we are excited for his success. His grandparents and a bevy of aunts, uncles and cousins live within an hour, so all things considered he will be in good hands. Exciting times!


ShoreTurtle said...

Good luck to Tyler!

Anne said...

I'm really happy for Tyler and for you two as parents as he embarks on a new life. Hope he "enjoys" his first Ohio winter.

Backofpack said...

Wow - big things going on in your world! Congrats to Tyler and to you and your wife. That jump out into the real world is always exciting, and even more so when you take a chance and move far from home. Enjoy the trip, and all the best to Tyler!

Joe said...

Wow, quite the journey. Hope the road trip is going well. By my reckoning, you may be north of Dallas tonight...maybe in Arkansas?? If you get stuck in Indiana, you have my cell phone number...we have three extra beds and room to park a trailer.

Travel safe...and relish the time with Tyler.