The trip to Springfield was a riot. My youngest sister Megan, who is eleven, accompanied me. She's a bit crazy. I'm not sure where she gets it. We played the alphabet game which included finding the words now, I, know, my, next, time, won't, you, sing, with, and me. I will say that when we got to "time" we had such a difficult time finding it, that we said that if we could find one billboard with the letters t-i-m-e on it, that it would count. Megs and I pulled off the highway and into a McDonald's at one point to wait out a tornado warning. The sky, while ominous, was gorgeous! The rest of the trip was spent trying to decipher the multiple personalities Megan was playing and to come up with my own. I ended up as Crush from "Finding Nemo", Helen Keller, and Julie Andrews. Yes, we used some sign language and I did break into song on occasion. It was fun to be with her and to see Christie, if only briefly.
Now, I'm back at the motherhouse. As I unpacked my suitcase and realized that the next time I pack it will be for Peru, it sunk in that I am leaving soon. Very exciting! Who knows what adventures await?!