As soon as we were done at the candy shop we left town. I was sad to have our adventure end and sad to be returning to the horrible heat of Phoenix, but happy at the same time. I MISSED my home. I missed my bed and missed having a yard the kids could go play in. I was now 34 weeks and the ride home was very uncomfortable. The sore throat didn't help. It was a very long day and we got to the hotel in New Mexico rather late. We checked in and went straight to bed. The goal was to get up early the next morning (even though we were getting to bed after 11pm) and head home. We wanted to get home by 12 or so. My feet and back were hurting so bad from begin crammed in the car. Not my favorite to make long road trips this pregnant.
We didn't get away as early as we wanted, but did get away early-ish. My throat hurt more and I was stuffy (extra annoying in the car). We hit Flagstaff around lunch time. We decided to take a break and eat lunch. The girls were doing ok, but not as well as the trip there. We ate at The Place (aka Mike and Rhondas). It's famous to the people of Flagstaff. They make the best breakfast food and their biscuits and gravy and heaven. I use to go there all the time when I lived there. I miss living in Flagstaff. The girls enjoyed the break out of the car. Sadly, due to my throat and congestion I wasn't able to enjoy the food as much as usual. They we crammed in the car for the final leg. This was the breaking point for Rue. She cried basically the ENTIRE drive home from Flagstaff (about 2 hours). Keith's parents called us on our way home and said they would meet us at the house to help us unpack.