First, Dad & I began our journey on the 28th of September. At one of our stops Dad got a bag of pork rinds, (I've still refused to try those things!), while I ate some of my sugar-free chocolates. When we pulled over for some petro Dad got out his laptop for me so that I could watch a movie on. SO, while the two of us traveled down the Interstate we enjoyed "Our Mutual Friend". (Yes, we LOVE long movies!) Kinda interesting doing it that way, but hey -- it works! (And it was fun...although, I'm sure many of the truckers could see the screen quite nicely, too.)
The next evening, Dad & I spent some time with my great aunt, Mabel. She lives in a retirement community and invited us to have dinner with her down in the restaurant. Afterwards, she took us up to her apartment and gave us a tour. It was there that I learned a few interesting things, (as well as being reminded, again!). First, at one corner of her bedroom a bookcase stood with an American flag folded up and encased in a wooden box. My great uncle Maurice was a World War 2 vet, and was stationed in Italy for three years. He would have fit in well over there since he had lots of black hair. :-) Also, above their wedding picture (which I captured on my phone), was a certificate acknowledging their marriage of over 60 years! Unfortunately, Maurice passed away before they were able to celebrate 64 years of marriage.
The day came for my grandma's surgery which was being performed in Indianapolis. The three of us made our way up there, followed by my uncle, grandma's pastor & some friends.
Over the weekend my Dad & I went to see an IU football game. For those of you who follow them...they were playing Michigan. (I hear it leaves a bad taste in the mouth of a Hoosier!) ;-) The game was a sell-out! I guess they haven't beat Michigan in like 27 years -- so it would have been history made if they would've won! :-)
Sunday night Grandma got to come home but, unfortunately, didn't feel good that entire week. Her body was just slow to wake up from the surgery. So, Dad & I decided to stay for a bit longer. On Thursday of last week, Dad went ahead and drove home, and I stayed there; we had discussed the possibility of this at the beginning so it wasn't a surprise to me. Anyways, I won't go into all of the details, but we did end up re-admitting Grandma back into the hospital to help with some of her issues. She was in there for a couple days but got to go back home on Wednesday.
I found a $1 dollar bill in the garage elevator at the hospital! I never find that much money anywhere! Reminds me of the time when my oldest brother found a $100 bill while attending a seminar...yeah, lucky. ;-)
A week ago this past Friday, I only got about an hour and half's worth of sleep before I had to get up and get ready for my journey home. For some reason, I just couldn't fall asleep that night! I was planning on getting up at 4 o' clock that morning, but actually awoke around 3:30...meaning I fell asleep about 2....sad, sad, sad. ;-)
I think those are some of the most interesting highlights of my trip! Like I said, no pictures (sadly), but definitely moments worth writing about. Hope you enjoyed my trip! :-)