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It's sad to leave our buds in Indianapolis, but we had to start making our way West. We left Noblesville around 9am after making a quick trip to the grocery store [side note, I have started a great collection of grocery discount cards, today I got one at Kroegers :-) ]. The weather was calling for some strong storms just north of our route so we were fortunate they weren't going to get in our way. We headed west out Route 70 through St. Louis so we could see the St. ...
... grandmothers and the rest of the family. I am so glad we stopped to visit with them.
Last night we stayed in a campground with railroads tracks nearby. Tonite we are in a flight path of the St. Louis airport. Makes it tough to sleep. We will be glad to get home and in our own bed where it is ...
... the most scenic trip I've done, passing lots of docks, hobos tents (though what a view they have) and the odd grain barge, but I can say I've been down (and up) the Mississippi on a paddle steamer. And I got to see a new bridge being built. I met two guys, and father and son-in-law, Nick and Dan who do a cross country road trip every year, and who were heading back to Maryland and together we endured the seemingly endless groups of school children.
For the past few weeks, I have successfully procrastinated starting the daunting task of packing. Other things like spending hours on Facebook and watching the Iron Chef marathon on the FoodNetwork just seemed to take precedence to the three and a half months worth of planning I should have been doing. Packing to me is like pulling teeth. It'nerve-wracking, and I know I’ll forget ...
... to all of my friends I didn't get to see as often as I had hoped. Don't worry though, I will be back soon and we can hang out soon enough.
What else is there to talk about? I've been packing for 3 days straight and running around and buying some stuff to try and make living in Spain easier. I have everything packed and I'm ready to go. I hope I don't forget anything, but it always happens.
Check out some of the photos I uploaded to this post.