Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.
We headed out from the homestead right on schedule Wednesday at 9:00 A.M. The weather was sunny, the temperature was mild, and the company was divine :o)
We made it through the Kokomo Hell Zone without to much trouble (the bypass has become so congested and overgrown, that the new HWY 31 will need to bypass the bypass).
Then we headed West after going through the Indianapolis interchanges. Beth used to live there and she could not believe the amount of growth and ongoing construction. Certainly the slowdown was not evident in Indy. From Indy all the way to Springfield, MO, the traffic was semi-dense, and the drivers were definitely dense LOL. I do not understand how people have forgot the common courtesy of driving on the freeway. I use the cruise control to make sure I do not get in any trouble with our law enforcement brethren, and I cannot tell you how many times people pulled out in front of me, doing 5-10 mph below the speed limit. It made for a long drive, but we made it only 20 minutes latter than we had predicted.
At the five minute latter than predicted time, I turned to Beth and said my Mom is starting to squirm now because we are not there yet. Beth said, I was just thinking the same thing. Sure enough, when we pulled into the driveway, the door was slightly ajar and my Mom was watching for us. It was even worse because she did not know what the truck looked like :o)
She was ecstatic to see us, and we were correct in our assessment, she started getting very antsy when we were not there at the top of the hour.
We had a wonderful family Thanksgiving yesterday, and also got to see my ex-BIL and his girlfriend. They are doing well and are coming over for dinner on Sunday. Today, we foraged for some groceries and are at a wonderful library complex in Springfield. Beth is on the laptop, and I am using my Mom's library card at one of the terminals. My one hour is getting ready to expire, so just want to say that I am thankful for being with me wife and mother for Thanksgiving, that we arrived safely, and that all indications are that our Spotter friends had great Thanksgivings.
Peace to each and every one of you, and thank you for your holiday wishes and blessings.