Holiday Inn Express & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... no luck. Off we go! But first Tami made me aware of a cigar shop across the street where I bought a lighter to replace the one the effing TSA confiscated on the way here. Off we go! Well for a couple miles maybe, there was a visitor center we had to stop at. I believe our previous delays was divine intervention because when we pulled in to the visitor center... there was a Schwan's ice cream truck! We were fortunate he did indeed have a half gallon ...
... and left. I tried not to run in my vacation too much. One guy asked me what I was going to bring him from Peru. I told him I'd get him a llama. He got excited until someone told him I was joking. Apparently, he thought I was serious. I made it to my eye doc appointment on time (barely). The doc confirmed that I have a bacterial infection in my eye, and gave me antibiotic eye drops to take for ...
... was great to have a familiar face and a good friend here since I was the only one traveling from LMU.
Monday came and went with conference presentations. I found myself with a bit of free time just after 4 pm and before dinner, so I decided to drive a couple of miles to downtown Bloomington, a town of 70,000. I saw a Kroger on the way - another East Coast thing that made me smile. As far as downtown Bloomington is concerned, I am not sure exactly what I was ...
... at Heartland! Unfortunately for me and Joey, we would be more likely to see her if she were to stay in China, because both of us found out as soon as we got home that we received full scholarships from the China Scholarship Council to study abroad this coming year! But that story is yet to come, first let me finish up this trip....
James was of course ecstatic about coming home because he missed his dear Emily so ...
... with the difference at first. I at least have a little bit of experience with the culture shock, but I'm sure things have changed quite a bit since 2004. I suppose we shall see though!
So back to packing.....and how it's not going to happen tonight. I already have a decent start as far as general clothing goes, but it seems like there is so much that I could forget! I made ...