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2010/243: Summer Road Trip, Part 2

We checked into the hotel in St. Robert, Missouri sometime in the afternoon of August 7th and waited for Nick to text and let us know that he was done with his class and free to spend some time with us. We didn’t have to wait long, and headed to Fort Leonard Wood, which was only minutes away from the hotel. Nick wasn’t allowed to leave the base, so we hung out there, went to dinner, and then hung out by our car in front of his barracks until it was time for him to go back.

On Sunday, August 8th, Nick was able to get another pass for the afternoon. We took some time to relax in the morning, and while we ate lunch, Nick texted me to let me know that he was done with whatever he had to do. A little earlier than expected, so that was nice 🙂
Off to the base we went (again, he wasn’t allowed to leave, but I did offer to smuggle him out, and then back in, in our trunk! He wouldn’t go for it, though). There’s not an awful lot to do on the base, and we sat on the bleachers of the parade field for a while and then went to the mini mall and PX, where it was much cooler, and then sat in the food court and enjoyed a treat from Baskin Robins.

Yup, it wasn’t very exciting, watching an empty parade field. Thank goodness for Nintendo DS! 😉

This was at the food court, where Greg let Sara play with his Blackberry. She had fun taking pictures of her big brother.

It was so nice to see Nick again, even if we only had a few hours, and of course the time went by much too fast. No telling when we will be able to see him again, all depends on where he will be sent next (he’s home at the moment).
Sara was so cute when we drove through the base each day, to Nick’s barracks. Fort Leonard Wood is pretty big, and it was at least a 5-minute drive after we went through the gate. Sara said “I know we must be close, because I see Army people”.

6 responses

  1. doreen3boys

    wow, so handsome and official! I guess this was a whole new experience for everyone, esp w/ the restrictions. Thank god for electronics, huh?

    31. August, 2010 at 07:36

    • Yes, it’s nice that he has a cell phone, but there are times when he’s not alowed to have it (like the ENTIRE time he was in basic training, and when he’s in class or out in the field… which makes sense!)

      31. August, 2010 at 07:59

  2. He is a good looking boy and he inspires pride.

    31. August, 2010 at 07:55

  3. ANY time spent with a loved on is better than NO time spent! I’m sure Nick appreciated your visits more than he can ever say. Even dressed in his Army greens, he looks so young and so much a ‘boy’. How courageous he is to be serving our country! MANY thanks to him and his compatriots!

    Sara is too funny….’Army people’… 😉

    31. August, 2010 at 11:09

  4. dalia

    he does look great!! sounds like a good visit.

    31. August, 2010 at 20:36

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