So little time, so much ground to cover!!
Sorry for the delay, folks--this is the first chance we've had to sit down and actually try to get some words and pictures out to you since we left Seattle on the 19th of June. Since then it's been travel, travel, travel--and its been great.
First stop was Chicago, where we stayed at "Joy's Joy in Illinois" with Joy and her two dogs, Bailey (19 years and kicking, well, as much as you can for being a 19 year old dog!) and Bijou (17 years and kicking, too, but only with three legs...she's a cancer survivor). The first evening we were there was HOT, but we woke up the next day to a very real fear that our long-anticipated Cubs game would be rained-out. We would not be stopped, though...
And, best of all, after they finally decided to go through with the game, WE WON!
The next day was spent traveling around Chicago, enjoying functional public transportation, admiring cool sites, really high ferris wheels and getting ready for the drive into Indiana to see the members of the Colestock clan who call that part of the world home.
Our first stop in Indiana was Valparaiso, where we enjoyed a great day with Donna and Terry, James' mom and stepdad.
Then, we were off to the Fort! (Fort Wayne, that is...) There was family, there were sketchy dance clubs and video golf, birthday parties for three year old nephews, and there were Conies, yummy pizza from Oley's, and the biggest "big black cow" I have ever seen...
...and there were mosquitos. (There's wasn't any OFF, hence this picture.)
Needless to say, I have taxed the counting abilities of James' youngest relatives... Here's just a few pictures of the ones in Boston. (More on our Bean Town beach adventures soon!)