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Gathering Wind

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It has been a little while since I posted anything.  It has been very hectic trying to prepare for a 2 week roadcation.  There are just so many things to finalize, fix, plan, and prepare for that are not part of the everyday busyness.

We had hoped to get on the road by noon today so that we could get the first 400 miles behind us and find a hotel early in the evening.   Unfortunately, we didn’t get on the road until 3:30 PM but we were still able to get to our first destination in good time.  We did pass through a fantastic storm just outside of Indianapolis on the way up Interstate 74… it was a real gully washer as the folks from my southern roots would refer to it.  The temperature dropped from 91 degress to 71 in just a matter of moments.  While the storm was a bit scary the resultant change in temperature was very welcome.

As we were driving through Illinois, we noticed a windmill farm off in the northern horizon.  We didn’t have time to take a side trip to check them out – though that would have been cool – so I had to find an image on the web to give you an idea of what they looked like.  The windmills reminded me that there is energy to be gathered in catching the wind.  That is an apropos thought for the beginning of our Westward Saga.  This is a break to gather some wind, to build energy, for our family.

That is all I have for tonight. Stay tuned for cooler stuff when we finally make it to our first National Park – Mount Rushmore.

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  1. June 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Enjoy the trip. I soooo wish I had done this with my children. I did it with my parents right after graduating from College and loved it…enjoy the corn and the loooooong roads. Memories for all of your life times. Who can forget that corn on your head?! Ha. Safe travels!

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