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Champaign County

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  • Day16

    The gardens

    July 12, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    After a picnic dinner from Steaknshake we walked through some gardens.

    We fed the gold fishes some cherrios.

    As we were walking back the the car, we talked to 3 different Hispanic groups from Guatemala, Mexico and even Colombia.Read more

    Wow, Team Hispaniola! Lol [Diego]


    Did you go fishing? [Diego]

  • Day1

    Travel Day

    April 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    It’s usually not much fun to get from Point A to Point B, especially not if the people who booked your ticket give you a 6 hour layover in Philadelphia! For these long travel days, I always try to get up very early to get to the gym, on the theory that I will feel better and maybe sleep a bit on the plane. So today at 5 am I was up and out. My Silver Sneakers gym is open 24/7 with a little purple thing to swipe, and there are always a few more nut cases like me there so it’s not too lonely.

    We are headed to Lisbon — unbelievable though it seems to me, this will be the sixteenth consecutive year I have taught a short course at the law school in the Católica. Cannot believe it!

    At the airport I weighed my bags to calculate how much olive oil I can cram in them on the way home. One of my favorite pastimes in Lisbon is buying lots of olive oil for my Berkeley crew, who has figured out that they use about 36 liters a year. I have been keeping up with that demand for about 6 years now and hope to extend it for a few more, at least till I am too feeble to lug all this around. Oil is lighter than water, though!

    We arrived in PHL and made our way over to the Lego Liberty Bell and thus began our long layover. Only 5 hours till boarding time now! We will go straight to Lisbon, arriving around 9 am tomorrow morning. Easter Sunday, so it should be a slow day.
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    Jill Hill

    Laurie, Lisbon, lucky you! Such a great place to have a job. Enjoy. If my Primitivo gets too hard I’ll come and visit.

    Lee Tolman

    Great that you can continue this tradition! Greetings from Santiago. Un abrazo fuerte amiga

  • Day27

    Happy Birthday Elizabeth

    March 30 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    She turns 4. And she was so excited!

    Glenn and I took her to get a “Happy Meal”. Too bad there was no inside dining option in this part of the state.

    Glenn had a zoom call during the afternoon and later we had a birthday party at the nature reserve nearby!

    Elizabeth got an electric toothbrush. So goes running into the bathroom to brush her teeth and 30 seconds later runs out holding the vibrating toothbrush in her hands exclaiming, “it won’t go off, it won’t go off!”

    On Monday when we arrived off the train, we had a delicious lunch at Scott and Carol’s!

    Breakfast with David! He’ll be 10 years old this summer.
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  • Day21

    Leaving Fisher, Illinois

    July 17, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 82 °F

    Well, its a WRAP! Grammie Camp 2.0 is in the books.
    We were "boon docking" in Ellen's drive way for the past 7 days.
    We slept in the RV, but used the facilities in the house.
    One night we had ALL 4 kids in the RV.
    Ellen and Luke got away for a few days.
    Glenn was always working on small details of their house. He organized all the bicycles in the garage, hung up a ladder, swept out the garage. He also was under the kitchen sink and tightening up the faucet to make it more functional.

    The washing machine was his biggest challenge. He looked at every option and even had a technician out to give him the diagnosis. Conclusion: purchase a new one. So on Friday, Glenn, David and Luke drove into Champaign, looked at different stores, and came back with a brand new washing machine. Now the task to install it.

    I know Ellen will enjoy this!
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  • Day13

    Day 12 Traveling home

    June 22 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    •Long hard day of travel
    •Since we got to the airport ridiculously early, we had plenty of time to kill
    •There was an US embassy warning about protests through out the country. We noticed a visible presence of police in and around the airport - glad we were there early.
    •After killing an hour with Glenn at the food court, we said our goodbyes and went through security.
    •Surprisingly, the airplane playground was opened
    •I purchased hamburgers and French fries and we ate near the airplane. The kids loved it.
    •The 2pm flight was furthered delayed and I believe that we took off to DFW around 2:45
    •We had 3 seats to ourselves. Elizabeth again shouted for joy
    •We had a tight connection in Dallas.
    •So glad I gate checked our bags all the way from GUA to Peoria!
    •We ran through customs, from Terminal D to Terminal B
    •Elizabeth slept the last hour on my lap. She was one tired cookie. Even crying as we walked through the terminal
    •The entire Rosenberger family including Shadow picked us up at the Peoria airport
    •We arrived in Fisher, Illinois at 12:30. I’m tired.
    •I’m one happy Grammie to have both David and Elizabeth to spend time with us. Although David was sick most of the time we built in great one-on-one time together. Elizabeth got a Barbie doll, built a doll house with Grand Dad and David got some hot wheels and built a ramp. This is one time I will never forget!
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  • Day15

    Day of Garage Sale

    July 11, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    Yesterday was a day of swimming and today we did some major garage saling.

    I held Annie for 2 hours as she slept. I fell asleep too.

    Lucy joined us in the RV for the afternoon. After a movie in the basement, Lucy stayed overnight. Emily stayed overnight last night and we played sequence.

    During the afternoon, it stormed and lightening. And even in the evening, as laying in bed, the wind was pretty strong. The RV was rockin and rollin. Like being on a roller coast ride.
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  • Day14

    Leaving the grandkids

    June 9, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    We had a wonderful 8 days with David, nearly 9, Emily 7, Lucy 5 and Libby 3.

    We had 5 days of Grammie Camp. We connected with Aunt Sherrie and Uncle Steve, went swimming at the Burns home and Lucy even learned how to rude a bicycle.

    Yes, we would love to do this again next summer or even sooner.

    I feel honored to be their grammie!
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  • Day5

    Pizza and the Park with Lucy

    November 13, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 41 °F

    After our zoom calls, we picked up Lucy from school and drove into town. She had a free slice of pizza she earned reading books.

    It was cold but bright and sunny.

    Laura Folk

    Our kids always loved their "reading pizza."


You might also know this place by the following names:

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