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"What Moves You?" From the Mid-South to the Midwest

By Guest
January 31st, 2012 - 1:22 PM

Miki Markovich of Ground, Path, and Fruition used U-Pack for her personal move a few years back and had a great experience. So when it came time for Miki to help move her 86-year-old grandmother more than 2,200 miles across the United States, Miki knew U-Pack was the moving company she would trust once more. Here's the awesome part: because U-Pack does the driving, Miki and her grandmother Regina were able to take the road trip of a lifetime without worrying about their household goods. Miki and crew were able to visit some of the most famous landmarks and popular hotspots in America! Read on as Miki introduces us to her moving situation and details the first leg of their cross country move.

I admit that the loading of my grandmother's 86-years-worth of stuff was totally exhausting. A full apartment plus three storage units is a lot of belongings to pack, lift, and stack like the ultimate Tetris game. But, here's the thing: ABF U-Pack Moving made it so much easier than I could have imagined. They delivered two ReloCubes to the apartment complex and two to our storage facility, giving me the ability to forego the need to ask friends to borrow a truck (so, I asked them to help load instead!).


After loading for about 18-hours straight, I can't imagine driving a big truck. There's a reason that I have a sports sedan; namely, it's small with four doors (great for groceries but not a living room set). The stress of driving a big truck like that would just do me in. However, with U-Pack, I have none of these concerns. I'm leaving the driving up to them and my grandmother and I are taking a cross country vacation.

We only made it from Memphis, TN to Cape Girardeau, MO the first night. But, we hadn't stopped loading until 3:00 A.M.! So we checked into my favorite hotel and one of my former students brought over a pile of pizza. What did we do? We had an impromptu pizza party by the pool area, of course. It was a nice way to celebrate our accomplishments and spend a day resting up.


After our stay in the Cape area, we headed to St. Louis to visit family plots, visit the Gateway Arch, and get some yummy Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. The weather was so sunny and bright. Some friends drove in to visit and see us off, and then we were on our way to Texas!