I have returned from the The Great Swamp of Toledo as it was once known and given the political climate there right now, it still is. A Teabagger is attempting to challenge Marci Kaptur but she's holding her own last I heard. Barb thinks the world of her and woe to anyone who says a bad word about her!
It was an uneventful visit. I had a nice drive up via a slightly different route and wound up in Wellington, Ohio which I remember as an average little burg. Now they've restored their tiny downtown and a lot of the homes and it's on the list of Historic Places. I stopped for lunch at a restaurant/bakery on the square and had a turkey club sandwich on a croissant that was absolutely wonderful and excellent cappuccino. Serious yum!
Barb wasn't feeling too well so we didn't run around too much except to go out to eat, a little shopping, and of course, a visit to the cemetery to see Dad's grave. I'm not much into the latter -- mostly because, if I believe what I was taught, he's not there. Mostly we played cards with her buddies, watched the World Series, and talked a lot. I had a bit of a problem with the latter because of her tendency to use ethnic/racial slurs and refuse to accept the excuse that's she's old but I decided that I didn't want to argue and ignored a lot. I choose my fights and that one can't be won. I didn't take pictures because I kept forgetting my camera. I planned to come back on Saturday but Barb decided that she wanted to keep me another day so I acquiesced and called Michelle so she wouldn't worry and asked her to get my mail on Saturday and told her that I'd be home Sunday afernoon.
I woke on Sunday morning with a sore throat and decided that the sooner I got on the road the better. I got out my trusty map and looked for an alternate route that kept me off the Interstates (except for the bridge from hell). It takes a bit longer on the byways but I wasn't feeling well and didn't feel like driving really fast. It was interesting as always and I marvelled at the beauty of the countryside. Central Ohio puts on a grand show in autumn with the many trees sporting glorious shades of orange and gold.
I was exhausted, felt like death and put myself to bed when I got home. The next morning I got up and felt worse and had a cough and a fever of 101 and dragged myself to the drug store for some Theraflu. The latter has helped somewhat but I think I have to call the doc because it isn't getting better. I'm still not unpacked and haven't been on the computer much and I apologize for not visiting or posting. I hope to get around and visit y'all later today but it seems to be time for my nap.
Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!