We wrapped up our vacation with wonderful visits with family and making a new friend. Knowing we would be driving through Wisconsin we contacted Katie's grandmother to see if she could have lunch with us - we were eager to meet her as we've heard so many wonderful things about her. Jeanette is a fantastic octogenarian (can't believe she's 80 something) and a delightful hostess -- she wanted to cook for us and after eating fast food and occasional restaurant fare-- her chicken and rice was to die for!!!
Our visit with her was all too short and soon it was time to get back on the road and head South to Peoria, IL to visit with my brother Allen, his wife Sandra, her mother and my niece Chelle and her husband, Michael. Seeing my brothers, even for such a short time was a high point of my trip. We hit the road early on Saturday morning to the long trek to Tulsa.
A great trip --beautiful sights -- fantastic weather and and special time connecting with our family.
Coming home was all the more sweet because we knew that this little lady was on the other end of our 11 hours of driving.
Mat helped Terry quickly unload our car and the kids grilled the most wonderful dinner on Sunday night --
It made it truly
HOME SWEET HOME!!!