This past week Cami and I traveled to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin to see our husbands one last time. It was the best week I have had in a long time! I was nervous about traveling that far, but it wasn't that bad.
We flew from Birmingham to Detroit on Monday morning. We were so excited and could not wait to get there....which brings me to a funny story. Cami and I were walking through the Detroit airport. People were flying by us. Everyone in a hurry! They had what I call "flat escalators". Throughout the whole airport they had two going north and two going south. Well we came to a new set of the "flat escalators" and got on the wrong side! I started walking on it and realized it was moving the other way with people heading toward me. I turned around to tell Cami not to get on it, but she had already stepped on. She screamed and we both were tripping all over our luggage and each other. By the time we got up and stepped on the right "moving escalator" everyone was staring at us. We got off and realized our boarding station was right where we fell. So we had to go sit down next to all the people who saw us fall and act a fool. To make things worse, we both had on Alabama shirts! Oh, we were so embarrassed!
The rest of the week was great! We arrived at Fort McCoy and got to see the guys on Monday and Tuesday. We were not supposed to see them until late Tuesday night. We ate at a few local restaurants, went to The Butter Fest (Their slogan was "What Happens at Butter Fest Butter Stay at Butter Fest). It was basically a carnival with vendors set up selling anything and everything. We walked around for a few hours and had a lot of fun. Jonathan and I later went to a mall in LaCrosse, WI. While we were there, we got to play with baby tigers!! We had so much fun and she was so cute!! I tried to upload some pictures, but I cannot figure out how to put them where I want them. I will play with it later. :)
We said goodbye Saturday night. It was much easier this time to leave. We had such a relaxing week, so when it ended it wasn't as bad. We both cried a little, huged and kissed. He didn't have to peel himself away from me this time. I had mentally and emotionally prepared myself.
Cami and I got on the plan yesterday afternoon and arrived in Alabama around 10pm. I am exhausted beyond all measures, but feel so blessed to have been able to see him one more time. Now I'm looking forward to mid-term leave! Hopefully it will be around October or November.