Well, we made it! We started the day in Indiana, in scenic Merrillville. The hotel there had those nifty make 'em yourself Belgian waffles, so we had a tasty breakfast. Then, on to Fort Wayne.
The drive was pretty easy, though on a smaller highway. But we got a bit turned around in Fort Wayne and it took longer to get to our friends' house than we had hoped. We had a lovely but too short visit, and the kids got to play with other kids for the first time this trip.
Then, on to our final destination, Ohio. But first, we had to take a small, slow, rural highway, thanks to the crappy directions from the AAA online Triptik tool. Man, what a mistake. We were close to an interstate and could have taken it, but we followed AAA, thinking they would know the best route. Not true and we arrived close to an hour later than we had hoped.
But arrive we did, and so very nice to see my cousin and her husband. We had a warm welcome, with a delicious dinner and a brief lightning storm as a treat. We're out in the country a bit, and the crickets are chirping, the frogs croaking and a cool breeze is blowing in through the screened windows.