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... wind compared to the previous days. The RV is still running strong, though it needs a really good scrubbing at this point. A few minor things need tightening and sealing - but that's how it works when your running a big box down a bumpy road.
We decided to stay just outside Chicago at an RV park in Joliet, IL. Its huge! It has an olympic size swimming pool, large pond - almost ...
... what I feel so I can move through it and enjoy my time here, simultaneously. On paper what has happened is, after all, a '1st World' problem. After a few drinks along the way home we packed up and tidied up ready for the following day, when we hit the road.
Long story short, we drove out of Chicago quite late; it took Rich a bit of organising to pick up the car from the airport, where they did not have the car we'd payed for and forced us ...
... the house, and set everything up for being gone for two weeks. This year that included, but was not limited to, finding new homes for the boys' pet turtles (it was on the agenda anyway, why not do it before we leave?), putting our 13 year old cat to sleep (see previous note), and arranging a house sitter (the simplest of the three tasks!).
But, we were able to do it (at least I'm sure everyone has socks and underwear) and ...
... very closest of friends. When seeing them after a long break it is as though nothing has changed. These high school friends, in which I am so blessed, to have are in no way any less meaningful they are just apart of my life in a different way. I know my high school and college friends will be there for me when I need them, just as I will be there for them if they need me. While talking to my cousin about his abroad experience he said the first two weeks he was ...
... way they did. In the last 4 years since I have been back I have lost 2 uncles and my last 3 grandparents. I am so happy I got to be back here and spend so much time with my grandparents before their passing. If I had been in California I think the guilt would have killed me.
But now all is calm and I am ready and anxious to return to my SoCal....the land of 70 degrees, mountains and ...