Off to Michigan

In a few short hours, I will be heading to BWI airport and flying up to Grand Rapids. As some of you may know, my father is having brain surgery on Monday. It will be nice to spend the weekend together before he goes in and starts what will be a lengthy recovery process. Thank you for all the support we’ve received so far in words and prayers. I will post more information as events move along. I imagine the hospital has decent Internet.

I woke up at 3:15 and we were on the road by 4. I had the chance to take a nap this afternoon, so I’m feeling okay. Kelly’s train arrives at 10:30 tonight so we will have to drive downtown to pick her up later. It’s been nice to relax today.


We had a great idea this morning- go see 300 at the IMAX theatre! Unfortunately, the whole town had the same idea. We got there at 1:20 and looked to buy tickets for 2:00. Nope, sold out. Okay how about 4:30. Sold out. 7:00? Sold out.  9:30? Yes, there are tickets available. However, that’s a little too late considering we have to be at the hospital in the morning. So we decided to go see Wild Hogs, a kind of middle-age biker road trip fantasy. It had some funny moments, but more importantly, we haven’t been to a movie as a family in years. That was nice.