Today was the first day of our journey. We didn’t get very far! We started out by closing up the house, getting everything under cover to keep the snow from crushing things, and taking our cars to a lower elevation so that they will not get squished also. Now we are in Spokane, staying at a motel so that we can be ready to go early tomorrow morning. It seems almost unreal. It seems like we have looked forward to this for so long, it is hard to believe that tomorrow we actually take off. I am so blessed to have my family going with me, and Tremaynne also. It was hard for him to leave his family, but he is pretty excited now. It is going to be a real education for all of us!