July 19, 2017 Joplin, MO – It was raining this morning when we went to load the car at the hotel. Yes with all these green fields and running streams you get rain. We must be back in the Midwest.
Friday – Monday, July 21 – 24, 2017 Indianapolis, Indiana
We stopped by Indy to visit Linda’s Mother at the Hoosier Retirement Home. On Saturday we picked up Mom and drove to Aunt Marg’s retirement village to visit with her. It is so nice the two sisters can still get together from time to time.
While in town, we ate at some of our favorite places: McL on 86th Street, Fazoli’s, and Pizza King. Our time has gone so fast while here. The rest of our family is in Portland, Oregon for Andrea and Jimmy’s wedding celebration weekend.
Tuesday – Wednesday July 25 – 26, 2017 Columbia, Maryland
Amy and the children welcomed us home with open arms of hugs and kisses. Amy had prepared frozen meals for us to take home along with fresh homemade chocolate ice cream. She wanted to have nutritious meals ready for us as we adjust to being back home. She knows then we will eat healthier. Thanks so much!
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Home Sweet Home!
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania – The house looks just as we left it. The furniture didn’t even collect dust while we were away. It will take several days to unpack and put things right but we’re ready.
Thank you to all of our support people while we were away.
2017 Southwest National Park Trip:
Total Days on Road: 104 days
Total Miles Driven: 13,403 miles
Visited: 20 National Parks, 12 National Monuments and Historical Sites
States Visited: 17
People would ask where are you? We’d answer, “We’re in the middle of nowhere!”
“Look how fast that guy is going!”
After dealing with deadly traffic on the road all day we’d say as we arrived at our destination, “We made it, we’re alive!”
Linda – Blogger
Deane – Photographer and Proofreader
Angela – Sending her grandmother in Indiana my letter updates by mail for her to read
Amy – Gathering our mail and keeping us updated accordingly
Neighbors – Thanks for keeping an eye on our place in our absence.