Soren was a great traveler. He was amazingly calm, patient, and easy going all day long! Anna was occupied with her computer and journal, I read my old Childcraft poems to Soren and sang silly songs. His mama had wisely included toys to be doled out as needed. Very smart idea. So much of the time he was content, but when he had endured more than any kid should have to, a new toy came out to entertain him.
When we finally arrived in Indiana, it was wonderful to see our daughter and Little Henry! Her husband was at the Notre Dame football game. It was also fun seeing the little boy cousins together (see above). :-) Hopefully Little Henry (no, that's not really his name. It's actually just 'Henry') will soon get rid of the uncomfortable rashiness on his skin.
Later, we arrived at our motel, sending the brave men ahead to check for you-know-whats, (just in case!) I've actually heard of Real People We Know getting bed bugs from a motel. And not only that, even though I was booking rooms at least two weeks in advance, they were all booked up in this town because of the Notre Dame football game and a weekend band festival. It seems even that early we had no choice. The only room left in town was the dreaded 'smoking room.' And from the smell of it, it must have been smoking non-stop for the past several years!
Kevin found a spray at Walgreens that's supposed to kill the smoke smell. We're sitting around, waiting for the smoke to dissipate so we can sleep in this room. I wonder if we'd actually be arrested for breaking the windows to let fresh air in! Probably would regret it later.
We praise God for the safe trip, for this sweet time together with our fellow travelers, and for the opportunity to see Little Henry and his mama once again!
Have a blessed Lord's Day.