The rest of our trip was blessedly easy (if traveling with four kids who are really, really ready to be home can be called easy). We had no bus breakdowns, and the driving became more relaxed since our only destination was home. Those last two days on the road were pretty stress free.
We had a monarch butterfly come to live in our little succulents garden (in the bus window) and we saw an amazing rainbow. We counted our blessings when we finally pulled into our driveway, walked into our house, hugged our dogs, and slept in our very own beds.
So.... back to real life! Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!