The way this “visit” from Kathryn is working out we not only had her company while she was in Texas, and en route back to Milwaukee, we also get to spend a few days in town — trying to figure out where the “old” Milwaukee went. You know that saying “You can’t go back,” well this time around it seems there have been more changes than ever in a shorter time.
On the plus side:
- we went through our stored belongings and loaded up the CR-V for the trip back home.
- Peggy attended the wedding shower
- we were present to help with furniture moving, party prep, and cleanup
- we had pizza with a longtime friend from Aurora Health Care — always a treat to reconnect with old friends
- nearly got lost on the newly reconfigured Interstate TWICE: seems some of the repaving projects that were underway have been finished and every time we go someplace the exits or entrances have changed (not all of them — just the ones we seem to be using this trip).
- did research about possible hotels to stay at on future visits.
In other words it’s been a good trip.
We did get caught up on Mel’s plans and activities. They put in an offer on a home that they didn’t get. (Oh well, it’s not the worst thing in the world to look at MORE houses rather than fewer ones.) We learned more about their honeymoon plans to Iceland, & France. And about her experiences learning to downhill ski. Life is full for the young couple and that’s a good thing. Work is going well; she likes the new employer and she seems quite happy in her life right now. We’re both glad.
We’ll be in town until Monday morning and head South then. There’s another rain front coming through and we may get wet all over again but hey… rain you don’t have to shovel and water is always better than ice!
Our trip North was through Dallas and Missouri. The trip South we won’t be sure of until Monday morning (I’m writing on Saturday) but I think I want to route through Arkansas for a change. It’s wet along the coast so I-55 to I-10 is out of the question for this trip. But I really want to explore some route that avoids both Houston and Dallas. They’re there, I just need to try one or two of them.
Also, we’re taking an extra day for the trip on the return home; parts of 4 days instead of three. I really don’t care for 500+ mile days any more.
So, that gets you caught up for now. Thanks for stopping and I’ll be here again tomorrow to chat if you want to stop by and say hi!