Effectively, I’ve really joined the group of Completely Trendy Grandparents. By that, I imply that final week ol’ Nevah and I traveled 1,300 miles all to observe our two youngest granddaughters play three soccer matches at a match in Owensboro, Ky., and concurrently get in go to with our daughter and our son-in-law.
They reside in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., so Owensboro was solely about two-thirds so far as to their dwelling. It took 5 days for the spherical journey, however we loved the prospect to see seldom-seen household and soak up some soccer matches with kinfolks concerned. Whereas I can’t actually say I’m a giant fan of soccer within the generic sense, I used to be fairly concerned in cheering for our granddaughters.
The three matches they performed ended up full spectrum — one win, one loss and one draw.
A bonus of the journey is that we stayed in an Airbnb that our daughter had rented for Friday and Saturday nights. That meant it wuz peaceable and quiet with out the trouble of a motel or lodge. Plus, it wuz solely about 5 minutes from the park the place the soccer tourney wuz performed.
Along with the soccer and the household, ol’ Nevah and I loved touring the backroads, quite than the interstates. That permits us to understand the agricultural countryside and see the place the typical Individuals like us reside and work within the “sluggish lane of life,” quite than the “quick lane.”
So, right here’s a little bit of a travelogue on our path to Owensboro. We drove east via Ottawa to Louisburg after which south to my previous stomping grounds at Fort Scott, Kan. From there, we adopted Hwy. 54 in Missouri via Nevada, Eldorado Springs, Collins, Wheatland, Weaubleau, Hermitage, Macks Creek, Camdenton, Osage Seaside, Montreal, Swedetown, Rolla, St. James, Steeleville, Potosi,…