Yesterday, we spent the early part of the day hanging out with my parents and loading up the car in preparation for our continued travels. It is always sad to leave, as we had a good time while we were there.
We drove to my grandfather’s house in Barclay, MD, and visited him for a little while. He turned 96 a few weeks ago and was happy that we stopped by and visited him.
After visiting Grandpa, we continued north to Philadelphia, where we met up with Joey’s father at the Whole Foods on 22nd street. We had dinner there and closed out the place in the evening, chatting about teaching and jobs and such.
We decided to spend the night in Philadelphia, rather than traveling much farther east. We called it a night at the Quality Inn near the Philadelphia airport.
I wrote another 1500 words in a new story. This makes three days in a row, one short 1500 word chapter at a time.
Yesterday, I dropped JoAnna and Joey off at the conference and then did a little driving. I drove nearly to Erie, PA, then turned around and drove to Steubenville, OH. I did most of my driving so that I could operate my amateur radio equipment from new counties. I operated from 3 counties in PA, 2 in WV, and 2 in OH.
In the evening, I picked up JoAnna and Joey, and then we met our old friend, Atta, at a Whole Foods. We hadn’t seen Atta in years, though she was our roommate for a few days back in 2006, and a good friend for many years after. It was good to catch up to her!
Yesterday, we drove from Carlisle, PA, to Aunt Barb’s house in Lodi, OH. The drive itself was totally uneventful and easy to do.
I noticed along the way that there were Roy Rogers restaurants, and at some point, I’m going to try one. I haven’t had one in a very long time- long enough that all I can remember about them is that there was one in the Cranberry Mall when I was a kid. I remember not liking the food, but not because the food was bad, but because I only liked McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. I also remember that there was a time when they bought the Hardee’s in town, but then Hardee’s bought it back. I remember the name changed several times.
We arrived at Aunt Barb’s and have had a good visit with her so far.