Lexington Inn & Suites
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It was fun to be on the road again travelling back to Chicago. We avoided Detroit this time by crossing from Canada to USA further north. Before teaching to border we had to make a stop at Tim Hortons. They are everywhere in Ontario!!! A Canadian icon. Coffee isn't all that good (our opinion!) but the other yummies are pretty good! It was about an 8-9 hour journey and when almost back to Chicago ...
... at home" but also "don't pet Cody (their 12 year old deaf dog), He doesn't have any teeth but if he bites you it'll hurt!" Jess also told us there was plenty of room to park the Odyssey rig in the driveway or at the church next door (notice a theme here?)
"Don't plan anything for dinner because my Aunt Kym (Hanrahan) is bringing pizza for all." Talk about a ...
... in case.”
Feeling that was a tad early, I was able to get her to concede for an arranged exit time of 7:30 AM, eventually.
Technically, this was a deadline I had already missed on this particular day since it was already a little past 8:00 AM by this point.
“Oh, ****! I'm late” was my immediate thought as soon as I heard the initial utterance of my name.
I leapt out of bed and threw on ...
... trip was all the walking I got to do while holding her hand. She probably thought I was kidding. But just being with my family around the clock for two straight weeks was a real bonus for me.
Like our last trip to China, Jane was the focus and I think we came away with what we had hoped to accomplish. She got to see a really good cross section of the place she is from in the big picture. And, more specifically ...
... had winds of 50knots at 9000 and 52knots at 6000....interesting...the star took us overhead the airfield...
We came back for the long final and got setup...as soon as we turned final, that wind made its presence felt..
I kept the autopilot on until we were 6nm out....by then we were below the blasting wind....
We made a rather firm landing...but all was good..
Taxy to the gate and we are ready for the next ...
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