I had just woken up when I heard a small person outside the door looking for Liz and I; Disa had kept her promise that Eli was our wake up call. He did a good job. We came downstairs and just hung out with everyone for a while before Disa, Eric and the kids had to leave. It was nice to be able to see everyone again this morning before we leave at lunchtime. The rest of the morning was uneventful; breakfast, packing and grocery shopping before Karin and Jim took us out for lunch. After packing the final things into the car and saying our final goodbyes, we drove on towards Chicago. The drive to Chicago was long and boring, punctuated by a stop at the small town of Elizabeth to take some pictures of the sign and a stop for caffeine. Unfortunately we managed to hit rush hour as we arrived in Chicago, but arrived at our hosts’ house not long after 7pm. Jenny and Jeff were very welcoming, and offered us food and wine as we settled in, which was great. We spent a chilled out evening sitting on their patio and chatting until they went to bed. We then each spent some time on the laptop and reading before going to sleep.

Advertisements