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Let the packing begin! We've had breakfast, I've returned curb appeal signs, we've had the garbage and recycle taken care of. Now we really have to pack.
Finally packed! We're hitting the road. I also took a picture of our zinnias, because.
Today was a real treat. We travelled to Jenn's hometown of Naperville, Illinois. She wasn't born in Illinois, she was born in New York, but this is where she grew up.
We visited the two houses she lived in, as well as the downtown Naperville River Walk. Along the way we stopped in the park near her first house with the "giant" hill the kids used to sled down.
Jenn and I visited Naperville in 1996 and when we went to the park she said, "Where is the hill?" 😊The picture in the gallery for this post is of Jenn and Quinn standing at the base of the hill. To be fair, for a little kid, it is a good sized hill. I tried to get a video of Quinn rolling down the hill, but he wouldn't do it. Maybe next time.
The River Walk was very pretty. There was an art exhibition around town. A lot of benches made from famous children's books.
It was a good visit. Now the kids can picture the places when Jenn's family tell their stories.Read more
Nahe dem US-Heimatort von Tom und Christina bietet eine Outlet-Mall ein Shoppingparadies. Hier gibt es Markenware zu stark rabattierten Preisen und aufgrund des anstehenden Memorialdays am 30.05. wurden noch weitere Prozente gegeben. Christina, Jörg und ich fuhren zur Mall mit dem festen Plan nach zwei Stunden wieder zurück zu sein, da mehr als zwei Stunden Shopping einfach zu viel seien. Dieser Plan wäre auch fast aufgegangen, hätte es nicht bei Calvin Klein 70% Rabatt und dann nochmal 20% und dann nochmal 10% Memorialday-Rabatt gegeben und hätte das Zahlsystem ordnungsgemäß funktioniert. So aber wurden aus den zwei Stunden vier. Jörg verbrachte die Wartezeit gemütlich im Patio und nutzte das free Wlan, um das Championsleaguespiel des THW in Köln zu verfolgen. Die Welt ist doch so klein! Nachmittags verwöhnte Christina uns mit selbstgebackenen Waffeln und Obstsalat und satt und müde genossen wir das warme Sommerwetter auf der Terrasse, beobachteten Squirrels, Robins und hatten wieder einen kurzen Besuch von Kolibri und Cardinal (oranger Vogel mit schwarzem Krönchen und Mafiosibrille). Auch abends wurden wir von Christina bekocht und anschließend fuhren wir nach Naperville, bummelten ein wenig durch den Ort, er hat skandinavisches Flair und lauschten einer Liveband. Die Band war ganz ok, genial aber waren die tanzenden Amerikaner, zum Teil witzig verkleidet, die ausgelassen feierten. Es machte viel Spaß zuzusehen. Die Zeit bei Christina und Tom ist nun vorbei, es waren für uns ausgesprochen schöne Tage, wir wurden liebevoll bewirtet und umsorgt und möchten uns auch auf diesem Weg nochmal bei den beiden für die tolle Zeit bedanken.Read more
August 8, 2017
Weather: 74 and sunny driving through Wyoming, 81 Naperville
Hours Driving: 7 hours 18 min
States Drive Thru: Nebraska Iowa and Illinois
Movies: Dumb and Dumber
Books: Dunkirk (Matt), Bow Wow (Bee)
Hotel: Mike and Marne's bed and breakfast
Well, we had a choice today to drive all the way home and get home around 10 pm or stop through Naperville to see Mike and Marne and the kids. We would spend the night if we were welcome. We contacted them to see if it would be too much trouble since they are getting Emily ready to go to University of Missouri on Saturday. And, Mike just had shoulder surgery and it might be a hassle to have us. We get it. I don't think they'd ever say no. We have not told the kids we are going. Another surprise. We like doing that. I think they will be very happy.
We are uneventfully driving through the fields of Iowa. It feels like a long day. I'm glad we are stopping in Naperville. I am done. I am spent. Once again eating out gets tedious.For everyone. Fortunately, we had a good couple of home cooked meals in Park City. We packed lunches in the car the past couple of days. The thought of eating out makes me ill. As it always does.
We stopped at Mike and Marnes for the night. The kids were happily surprised. It made for a great ending to our trip. We had a great night eating and over endulging in spirits. It was a stop that felt like home. We are back on the road for home. It couldn't come faster. Apparently, our house should be complete including painting the whole downstairs. Our doors and trim should be all white. It is going to be weird. i hope we like it. When I left for the trip, my back was in pain. For months, I've struggled with it and right at the start of our trip was at its worst. Two days into the trip, gone. No pain. What the heck. I wonder if it was stress from the house. Always having people in house and making decisions and spending money. Gone. My pain was gone for the whole trip. Crazy.
We are only a few hours from home. We are driving over a hill and the clouds on the horizon resemble the mountain ranges out west in Seattle. A little melancholy feeling of where we've been and where we are going. A fleeting memory. Now we look forward to our next trip next year. Our plan is to do the southeast, Savanna, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, North Carolina, DC and the Virginias. Our plan is to do it over Spring break. We'd like to do another RV trip over the summer in Michigan. I've already started looking for places to stay in the Carolinas.
With so many things happening on our trips, it's fun to compile it into numbers to see everything we've done, seen or experienced. The next post will be It's All Numbers. Thanks for following along.Read more
downtown Naperville with Jeff
Hot Air Balloon Fest with Chris
You might also know this place by the following names:
Naperville, نابرفيل, ناپرسویل، ایلینوی, ネイパービル, 네이퍼빌, Napervillium, नेपरभिल, 60540, Нейпервилл, Нејпервил, Непервілл, نیپرویل، الینوائے, 內珀維爾