Old House, Old Furniture – Days 1 & 2

Saturday, July 13

We left home at 5:11 on Saturday morning. We were pulling a U-Haul full of furniture and stuff to go to Amanda and Evan’s new/old house. This was furniture that had been in Tommy’s mom’s, and some in his grandmother’s, houses. We were glad that they had moved to a larger house and could use the furniture. We knew we would be going at a slower pace and would not be doing any sightseeing on the trip out.

We stopped in Columbia, MO, for the night. Stayed at the Drury Inn and had salads for dinner from Fridays.

We left the hotel at 6:05 hoping it would be an uneventful trip to Laramie. We got to town about 8:00 and were so glad to be able to get rid of the trailer.

July 6, 2019

We usually go to Balsam Grove for the 4th of July, however since we were planning on driving out to Laramie soon after that we stayed home. We were going to take furniture out to Laramie for the kids’ new house.

Tommy researched having the furniture shipped to Laramie. When he realized we could move it for about $3,000 cheaper by renting a U-Haul trailer, that’s what he decided to do. That meant that he’d have to pack the trailer…with some help from Steve Gustin and Bubba.

Before we left town, I went out and took some more flower and bird pictures.

Union Pacific’s 844 and 4014

Tommy had read that the Union Pacific’s steam engines 844 and the Big Boy 4014 would make a run from Cheyenne, Way to Ogden, UT celebrating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. He really wanted to go but kept talking himself out of going. After some nudging, he agreed that the opportunity might not ever come again and we should go.

Our first day in Laramie we spent driving around looking for locations for viewing the train as it came through. We were totally amazed at how many people had come out to see the 844/4014 steaming through town.

While we were in Laramie Dennis and Ann were visiting from Council Bluffs. Perfect time to get grandparent pictures with Miss B.