Travelogue -- Day Eight, Heading Home

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Saturday, October 8, 2005                                             Days  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 

We all had a big breakfast our last morning, and split what leftovers remained to take with us, except for the rest of the potato soup that we left for our host. We had some Moose Tracks ice cream in the freezer that could not be taken. There was no way I was going to leave ice cream behind, so Chris and I made sure it was eaten, even though it wasn't quite as creamy as the Moose Tracks ice cream we discovered in Port Deposit, Maryland on a previous sister trip.

After saying our good-byes to Erik and Jill, accompanied by more than a little hugging, Chris and I tidied up the cabins, then walked around and took a few more photos before we hit the road around ten-thirty.

The drive home was largely uneventful except for a comical misadventure in Tulsa when we neglected to exit at the right place and mistakenly got on a turnpike. We circled around twice, and paid the toll twice, before getting back on the right road. In my defense as navigator, they had changed the road since I used to travel that way. One now has to exit to stay on I-44. But that was a minor mishap and we laughed about it. We talked for hundreds of miles that last day and arrived back in Oklahoma City just before dark. It had been a beautiful sister trip, and all the better for the friends we shared it with.

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