Happy New Year to you, friends!
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We got back this morning at 3 a.m. --most of the 19-plus hour trip wasn't too bad: cold and wind, but roads were dry. We had fun during a foggy, rainy 40-mile stretch of Iowa (ironically, the same area we'd struggled through on our way to Michigan), and again at an icy, rainy highway near Omaha. The last hour was downright zany -- wet highways full of black ice, with a covering of fluffy snow. We held our breath down the last hill to home -- but all was well.
Slept in until nearly 10 a.m. Had biscuits and gravy...lazed about...then finally finished unpacking the car, and started putting stuff away. The dogs, thrilled that Mom and Dad were finally home, have been snoozing in close proximity ever since.
My dad continues on...though he sleeps most of the time now. I felt a huge gulp in my throat when we left yesterday morning. Would we ever see him again?
At any rate, I'll be back in touch now regularly...talk to you tomorrow.