Niles Inn & Conference Centre
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... to Bloomington, skirted around Indianapolis and got some fuel south of Martinsville. He was waiting for me at his house, which has recently had a bit of a tree fall in the front yard...
We went off to some cafe in town and he bought me breakfast. There he explained that he'd be putting me in a room with kitchen facilities because Lore wasn't up to having me stay with them. This was ...
... a long day, but Joe's dad told me that he really enjoyed the time as it's seldom he gets to spend that kind of time one on one with Joe. I am blessed with a wonderful father in law who so seldom complains about anything. That was a really long day to be driving around for anyone, much less a man who's turning 88 in a week! He REALLY wants to go to Alaska (not on the RV!!), so Joe and I are going to have to make that work next ...
... 8 hours to get to Rochester and we parked up at the hotel and wondered if we would be able to get the car out the carpark in the morning.
The next morning (NYE) it seemed to have stopped snowing, we were quick to head off, then after 20 minutes worse snow then yesterday!!! Thank Goodness we had set off a day early, we never would have made South Bend for NYE. We found a golden oldy radio station and sang away to the Rolling Stones and ...
... am confused but excited by the prospect, because a road trip is never without guesses, and – usually happy – surprises. The weather is glorious for this time of year, little snow on the ground, sunshine above. Our little truck is comfy and tough. The list of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is at the ready. I will keep in mind that, with my camera, I am aspiring to make what Adams would describe 'poetry of the real'.
... oBedPq96 kr8 After wandering through the beautiful Basilica and finding the Grotto between Saint Marys Lake and Saint Josephs Lake, we ate lunch at O'Rourke's Public House, an Irish pub (did you doubt this selection?) near the campus and headed towards Springfield, Illinois.
Cross into Illinois and head south towards Springfield:
Our first night was spent at the ...
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