And here it is: the end of another Odyssey. Memories for life. Isn’t that why we do this? I think so.
Last night, we enjoyed an evening with the Thriller’s mom and large extended family. It was a crazy night of activity, laughter and beautiful scenery as the sun set over Lake Winnebago.
In a circle of lawn chairs by the big shade tree, the Thriller and his brother and sister told funny stories about teenage practical jokes, boat adventures on the lake, and who got picked on the most. It was great fun to sit and listen in.
We invited Mom and Dad to visit us in the coming year. My family will like them, and we’ll throw a feast in their honor. They’ll especially like Dad Leo, who has dozens of funny fishing stories.
So with this, we head for home. It’s a 10-hour drive, which, with the extra hour for Eastern Time, will put us home around 11 p.m. The Thriller’s not sure he wants to haul luggage and reposition air conditioning units that late at night, so for the first time ever, we are going to just take off, and see where we end up.
If we’re achy and tired after 6 hours on the road, we’ll find a place to hole up, then start fresh in the morning, so we’ll have plenty of daylight once we reach home to get the house back up and running.
Wow…the Fink without hotel reservations. Takin’ a walk on the wild side, my friend.
Lake Winnebago is the original stomping grounds for me, I grew up there…the memories. Be safe of this last leg! Oh yea…thanks for allowing us vicarious “tag alongs,” it has been fun. I’m exhausted
You grew up in Appleton, yes? Not too far from here, so I’m sure you have tons of memories! What a beautiful area. I wish we had more time to spend visiting here (I have friends in Milwaukee and family across the Illinois border), but home and duty call. Sorry to tucker you out LOL. It’s great having you on board here, though! XO
I have enjoyed every minute…xo
I did indeed grow up in Appleton, will be there in two weeks for a mini-vacation. Blessings to you and The Thriller, wishing the road clear and the hours pass quickly.
What a great vacation we had, eh?! I had a lovely time. I miss Wisconsin. Lots of fond memories there.
It will be great to have you both back at the fiend manse!
It is good to be home, and so glad you had a good time! Can’t wait to catch up with you, Mavis.
Walking on the wild side? No motel reservation? It’ll be a “trip” for you. We did our entire journey making only one reservation. That was for the Wigwam Motel. We never had any trouble finding a place to roost for the night, so you’ll be OK. And “welcome home.” Glad you’ve had a fab trip.
Hey, it wasn’t all that bad after all, this making-a-rezzy-from-the-car thing. We still need to get together and compare road trip notes!