has taken the drive a couple of times. Again, we did it
all in one day, and again, it was pretty excruciating.
first time, Megan was 3 ½. She has never been one
to nap, and at the time she could not yet read. So, after
the coloring books and a few other activities ran their
course [at around mile 24], she talked to us the entire
trip. Holy Vocabulary, Batman! More recently, in our Ford
Explorer, the trip was roomier to be sure, and Meg travels
really well now, but it was still incredibly long. And we
weren't sure when we would do it again.
suddenly, earlier this year, everybody was leaving Reno.
Sue's husband Ken got a promotion and they relocated to
caused Grandma to rethink staying in Reno. At 93 [and now
alone, Gramps passed away in 1989] she decided to move back
to the Cleveland area, where her daughter Kathy lives.
without any of the players in place, the final drive to
Reno was all but imminent. It was just over the horizon
- just beyond Mono Lake -- just on the other side of Bridgeport.