We mad it to the Region on Thursday night in record time.  Thank you Waze and cruise control.  It was an all together uneventful drive from Adel, Iowa to Portage, Indiana.  Normally 6+ hours done in 5 1/2. WOOT.  Not saying Teresa had a lead foot, just saying cruise control was locked in and very rarely did it click off.  —–

The trip down to Fishers from Portage was also uneventful.  Just have to make the observation that Iowa and Illinois have incredible nice roads and Indiana has road construction.  A LOT of road construction.  Waze on numerous occasions warned of a police up ahead to find no police and transversely didn’t mention a police when one was there.  But one way or the other, this 3+ hour trip was done in exactly 3 hours.  Even with coming to a complete top twice on the 465.


I am at Bruce and Cori’s, ready for bed.  It’s only 9pm my time, but damn I am tired.  I will be going to sleep soonly.  But it has been great hanging out all afternoon evening with Cori and then the evening with Bruce too.  You know the kind of people you just feel comfortable with automatically?  That is Cori and Bruce.  We talked and talked about lots of things.  It just feels right being with them.

Tomorrow is Thanksgivingfest (still one word, not two).  The Gang has been doing this gathering since 1991.  Long before having a pre-thanksgiving party became a thing.  No, I don’t believe it has happened every year for us, but in the last several years or so, it’s been continual.  Gang members from across the nation have been known to make appearances.  It’s a way cool event, bet  you wish you could come.

My back hurts tonight.   Silly me didn’t take any stretch breaks on the way down here.  So my back is reminding me that sitting for so long HURTS.  Heh.  Tomorrow will be a lot of sitting too.  I have meds for that.  Flexeril and Pain Killers that I have been hanging on to.  No better time to break those out.  Yeah, they make me a little loopy, but hey, it’s a party.

I am really missing Teresa tonight, but I totally understand her reasoning for not coming down with me.  It’s all good.  I did just FaceTime her.  Seems everyone up there took at least a 3 hour nap (Jim slept 6 hours).  Then they sat around til 7pm, then went to Red Lobster, where she ate crab.  She said mom and Jim were done 1/2 hour before her.  But she didn’t care, she had crab.  I hope tomorrow goes by quickly so I can get back up there on Sunday.

Can’t wait for December 1st.  I am actually jazzed about playing in a D&D game.  Next to zero stress.  Danny has really been working his butt off to make this good.  I am very much looking forward to it starting.  I am hoping we don’t have a session zero and get right into the game.  It should be EPIC.

My blog post about Thanksgivingfest will probably happen Sunday evening.  Tomorrow night I fully expect to be dead tired since festivities don’t end til midnight.  Then again we are all getting old, it might end sooner and you might get the report tomorrow night.  We shall see.

In dedication to all who will be driving this holiday season….

Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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