Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mattoon
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Left home at 8am Sun 12/28/14. Was cold : right at ZERO, Thru Wisc & Ill. Roads were great - no snow on ground after Madison WI. Just on the road. Shooting for Paduca/Tenn state line? Opie is a great traveler but he never sleeps - just sits in back looking out the windows. 5pm & 30 near Paris (?) ...
... If not, John will have to drive their motor home and I will drive ours. Not the best situation, but we will make it work. The best thing he can do is rest.
Those of you who have followed us on our trips before know that John likes to add his two-cents to my blog, and he isn't always politically correct. He's too tired to write anything tonight. For Karen's friends who don't know us, I apologize in advance.
Our destination for tomorrow is Salina, KS. ...
Today we headed off to Arthur and our much anticipated visit with the Amish. As we neared the town we passed our first horse drawn cart - it was exciting to see. We already knew not to take photos of the Amish people - they ask you not to as it is against their beliefs, so we took a quick snap of the buggy. We passed a few in both directions as we got closer to town. We stopped at the Pewter Spoon gift shop to pay for our lunch and tour, and were ...
Happy birthday to my love and my favorite clown, John! We celebrated after the show with wine, junk food, and four episodes of "Girls". A very lovely day which would have only been lovelier if we could have spent it with friends and family back home. But everyone sent John wonderful birthday greetings throughout the entire day, so I know we weren't far from people's thoughts. :)
... blue and red. All hand quilted and a similar age to the one I bought last year.
Another drive and we arrive at Clifford's home where his wife (name slips my memory) cooked up a beautiful meal including home baked bread and a chocolate cream pie to die for.
Time to head back to the hotel for a cuppa and a bit of shut eye.
I promise some photos in the next couple of days ...