Friday, August 17, 2012
Michigan & Illinois
8/17/12 Hi from the Daly Farm (which used to be the Cannell Farm, where Elaine grew up). Elaine’s sister, Georgeanne, and her husband, Dennis live here and we are parked on the grass on the other side of their driveway. Our rig will stay here while we drive our car to Chicago to the airport to fly to Copenhagen on Aug. 30. In the meantime, we are trying to get organized and packed, while also having social times with family members. One of Elaine’s sisters, Mary Sue, who we are especially close to from our days of having her live near us in California, is in the hospital after having a hip transplant. We have been in to visit her every day since our arrival, except today. Today she was moved to a rehab place where she will stay for the next 2 weeks. She has been doing very well, even walking around in the halls with a walker. On our way here, we have been having some nice social times with friends along the route. Our first stop in Michigan was in Dundee, where there is a very nice Cabellas (sporting goods store). The little town was slightly interesting and we walked downtown near the river and old mill building.