It was a relaxing Saturday morning at the Cheshire Lodge. Jim and the kids went down to the pool for a couple hours, while I packed our things.
After breakfast we took a few pictures at the hotel and headed out. There were two more stops before leaving St. Louis...we got to see the dorms that Pastor lived in at the Sem., and then stopped at Schnuck's for bottles of Fitz's Rootbeer.
Not far from crossing the Illinois border, it began..."Mama, I have to go to the bathroom!" We stopped at a rest stop. Then Pastor took over the driving for a bit. The plan was to stop in Springfield for lunch. Logan was resting and Brett and Katherine were watching an episode of Doctor Who. They were quiet, so we kept going. Jim closed his eyes for a bit. We were going to stop in Lincoln next, but kept on going. It was decicded that we would, for sure, stop in Bloomington. Pastor showed us his vicarage church and then we found an Olive Garden.
After a late lunch (2:30 P.M.), it was time to finish our journey.
Jim drove the rest of the way home. We made good time, got Pastor to his car, and were home by 7:00 P.M. The windows were rolled down in order to appreciate the cooler air. Thankfully, there was no water in our basement! It was good to be home!
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