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12 Apr 2009 03:32 #13181 by Murray Hall
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Happy Easter from Canada!! We are sorry to hear about Joan's medical problems. We hope that she makes a speedy recovery but do what is necessary to look after her health first. We are thinking of you both and have enjoyed the info on the status of your trip.
Murray & Mary

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14 Apr 2009 02:25 #13199 by jhcarlady
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Friday, April 10 ? Spent night at Howard Hospital in Kokomo, IN. I had my appendix and Gall Bladder removed around 1 PM. Car show in the parking lot!!

Saturday, April 11 ? Hospital ? Mike drained the water in the Cord to prevent freezing.
4/11/2009 oil 2 qt. Meijer $ 8.32 $8.32 Kokomo, IN

4/10/2009 supper Golden Corral $ 10.05 10.05
4/11/2009 lunch McDonalds $ 2.14 2.14



Sunday, April 12 - Hospital

Monday, April 13 - Released from the hospital around noon today. My surgeon said I was OK to travel. It is a cold, gloomy, rainy day. We decided to drive and try to get away from the rain and cold. Rather than going our original planned route we decided to set our Garmin for the fastest, off highway, off toll road route and let her lead the way. We aren?t that far off the route I had originally planned, and are hoping to make to Oklahoma City in time for the meet. We may be a little late but I guess we will see how it goes.

Once we got to Frankfort, Indiana, the rain let up a little, but it was still a grey, cloudy day although it has warmed up a little. We had to drive with my window cracked open so the windshield wouldn?t fog over. Also we had to put up with water dripping from the windshield wipers. Once we got to Illinois, (we crossed over on hwy 28, near Alvin, IL.) there were some pear trees in blossom and bushes with leaves on them. We angled around Champaign, IL. and drove the remainder of the day on US57 ending the day in Effingham, Il. There is a lot of difference between riding on the major interstate highways and the smaller roads, a lot less cars, and road noise. Also you need to get gas and bathroom breaks when they are available. It seems that we are a car show everywhere we go. I?m ready for a pain pill!!!

4/13/2009 3.764 1.979 $ 7.45 Meijers/Kokomo
$ 14.47 Wingate, IL
5.781 2.099 $ 12.13 Pesotum, IL
6.635 2.099 $ 13.93 Effingham, IL
$ 47.98

4/13/2009 soda Gas station $ 3.18
lunch McDonalds $ 3.50
supper Cracker Barrel $ 20.58
$ 27.26

Kokomo Comfort Inn 70.55 perscriptions - Meijers $54.80
Kokomo Comfort Inn 72.16
Kokomo Comfort Inn 72.16
214.87

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Hi Joan,

It sounds like you are doing better, we're so glad to hear that. At least when you get to OK. you will have a couple of days to rest.

I just have one question - Are the pain pills a result of the operation, Riding in the Cord or putting up with Mike?

Have a GREAT trip and thanks for keeping up posted.

Jim

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15 Apr 2009 00:36 #13215 by Mike Dube
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Mike & Joan,

Glad everything turned out well. Joan you are sure a trooper!!

Good luck, we all look forward to continued progress reports.

Mike
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15 Apr 2009 02:34 #13217 by jhcarlady
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 ? day 6

We stayed at Days Inn in Effingham, IL. last night. The cost was $69.92.
I was very sore after traveling, so I made sure I took my pain pills every 4 hours.

This morning, we had breakfast at the hotel and were on the road by around 9 AM.
Since it is still very grey and overcast, we decided to just set the Garmin to take the Interstate. The ride is much smoother for me, and we make better time on the big highways; granted the scenery is all the same but we are trying to get to the Oklahoma City meet on time. (For any that would like to know how Mike modified the Garmin setup to work in his car, you will have to ask Mike.)

We got through St. Louis by noon. Sure was nice to have the Garmin tell Mike how to navigate the complicated maze of highways. We would have liked to stop at the Quick?s but Mike just felt like we should travel as far as we could today. I napped a lot of the way. It was overcast most of the drive today, however we got some sunshine by late afternoon. It is starting to look much more like Spring around here; the Mountain Laurel is in blossom and I saw some tulips and daffodils in bloom.

We ate lunch outside of St. Louis, MO and dinner tonight was at Lambert?s Caf? near Springfield, MO. We are staying at a Day?s Inn tonight near Springfield, MO. Mike is out washing the Cord?can you believe it got dirty with all the rain.

Today?s expenses were:
GAS TALLY gallons price / G total
4/14/2009 4.143 1.929 $ 7.99 St. Robert, MO
5.859 1.959 $ 11.48 Sullivan, MO
8.139 1.939 $ 15.78 ValleyPark, Mo
8.819 1.819 $ 16.04 Springfield, MO
$ 51.29

Food Tally
4/14/2009 water Flying J $ 1.09
lunch McDonalds $ 3.60
ice cream bar Road Ranger $ 1.83
supper Lambert's Caf? $ 23.00
$ 29.52

4/13/2009 Effingham Days Inn $69.92
4/14/2009 Springfield Days Inn $68.81


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15 Apr 2009 07:14 #13218 by jhcarlady
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so far trip has cost -

$175.48 gas used 76 gallon of gas
$112.65 food
$408.11 hotels
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$696.24total plus hospital charges

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