Friday, I got up and packed and lounged around. Mark and I had lunch at a Mexican place in downtown Milford (Judy wasn't feeling well, and she didn't join us), came back to the house and said my goodbyes, and I hit the road once again. It was an interesting drive, New York is a pretty big state actually. Lots of forests. Drove through Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, saw the Erie Canal. I stayed the night in a motel in Westfield, New York.
On Saturday, I left the motel around 8:30, drove through the last bit of New York, through Erie, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and ended up in Compton, IL at my Aunt's house at 5:00 PM CDT. We chatted, ate a little dinner, and I hit the sack early. This morning, I woke up at 7:00, jogged around the block (in rural Illinois, that's 2.6 miles), cleaned up, chatted with Dolly, and headed to Chicago, where I met a friend from my church earning a Masters at Loyola for lunch. She was nice enough to let me use her computer to catch up on email and blogging, and here I am!
Well, my big trip is on the homestretch. I'll stay with Dolly for a few days, I'll stop by in Iowa to see more relatives (Have you figured out I have a big family?) for a day or two, then the big drive from Iowa to Seattle. I was thinking of stopping in Colorado, but I'm finally starting to get a bit homesick, and am thinking of getting home by mid-May.
Hope all of you are well. I'll see all my Seattle family and friends fairly soon!
Until the next post,