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Friday, October 2, 2015

Home Again!

We are just about finished with the unpacking and laundry and almost back in our normal time zone after 10 busy days in Chicago.  The very first day we were there, Jill and I met Kathy for a fun lunch.  After that we were really busy with the kids, so busy we don't have many photos. I did get in a little knitting time though and finished my Undine socks without running out of either color of leftover yarn!

On Saturday, Michael was back home from his business trip, and we spent the afternoon at the Farm Heritage Festival in Wauconda. We had a good time looking at all the exhibits and watching the border collies herd sheep.  Michael and the kids rode their bikes almost all the way home on the wonderful trails that are sprinkled throughout this part of Illinois.

Sunday evening we only saw a tiny bit of the lunar eclipse before the skies clouded over.

Our stay just flew by: we helped out in kindergarten, watched swimming lessons, attended church, did a lot of carpooling and cooking as well as mending, stitching with Sophia, reading with Daniel and helping David with his 5th grade math homework.

Our flight home got off to a rocky start with an hour and a half of standing in the security line and another hour delay while a mechanical problem was fixed.  (It was, however, way more comfortable than the flight there where the seats were 10 inches apart!) It had been ages since we flew in clear skies during daylight, and Dick got some interesting photos out the window.

We think we spotted some forest fires.

There's  little bit of snow on what Dick believes is Glacier Peak.

Can you spot the Space Needle?  If you look really closely, you can also see the water tower that is down the block from our younger daughter's house!
And here we are back home, and it's October first.  Where did this year go???  Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? Check out Patchwork Times to see what others are knitting!


Araignee said...

Welcome home! Your socks are just too adorable.

BeadBag said...

lovely socks. :)

Caffeine Girl said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip!
The Midwest has the best roads for biking, especially Wisconsin. It goes back to the days when Wisconsin really was the nation's dairyland and milk had to get to market quickly. I suspect I'll always live in the Midwest because Keith is such an avid biker.

Wendy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

kathy b said...

JUdy So glad you arrived home safe and sound.
Chicago loves you! Glad I got to meet your Jill this time round.
Keep knitting

Mereknits said...

Loved seeing the great time you had with Kathy B. Welcome home.

Tired Teacher said...

Oh gracious, those socks are wonderful!

Good to hear that you got home safely and that you had a great time. Yes, summer did fly by too quickly.

Crazee4books said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous, though really, really busy trip Judy.

It's been many, many years since we last flew anywhere (about 19
years I think) and from what I've heard from those who do travel it's
not the pleasant experience that it once was, though you still pay as
if it were.

We didn't get to see any of the eclipse in Ontario. Predictably it
turned out to be a cloudy night which obscured everything. Too
bad. I would have enjoyed seeing the phenomenon.

Your new socks are so pretty. Love the lacy cuff and the pretty
orange heel and toe. It's always a relief to finish a project without
running out of thread or yarn.


Anonymous said...

Pretty new socks. Glad you had a wonderful time, and packed so much into ten days.

karen said...

welcome home, and you met kathy????? I'm jealous :) Glad you had a good time.