I should be on my last, shorter day heading into Illinois and I’m excited to not only see friends but get to practice with praise team again and sing on Sunday. Can’t wait!!! Trips call for snapshots, so here’s a snapshot of a purple door from Aurora, Illinois, coincidentally where I’ll be staying with dear friends. (Only thing better would have been if my husband could have come along.) The message takes on special significance after the year+ we’ve been through and through which many are still navigating.

for Thursday Doors and Live in Colour: purple

Not a very exciting update today. Started out with heavy fog but after that mostly more rain. I’d forgotten how much spray big trucks throw up and how hard that makes it to see the road. Not only that, you can’t use cruise control when the roads are wet. Sigh. Naturally I not only saw plenty of water but so much green that it’s hard to fathom after a year+ in Arizona. Amazing! Made it to my motel early enough to pull out my laptop and visit some blogs, so that was nice. Also managed to be not quite done with my book-on-CD again, so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the ending, just as I did this morning with yesterday’s book. Today’s drive took me from Amarillo, Texas, through part of Oklahoma, and into Missouri. The really good news is that gas has been quite inexpensive: $2.57/gallon this morning and still under $3/gallon elsewhere. Makes driving a lot more fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Thursday!

  1. restlessjo says:

    That’s a great message, Janet, and I have no problems with the colour. Have a wonderful time! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sheree says:

    Happy Thursday

  3. Sue says:

    Love your snapshot, and Happy Thursday, Janet! Have fun seeing your friends

  4. I hope the weather is better for you soon, but if itโ€™s rainy there like it is here, youโ€™ll be dealing with rain the whole way. Better than snow and ice, though! I know youโ€™ll still have fun. Be careful.

    • Much better than ice and snow, but the way it rained the first day can be almost as bad. Apparently I may have hit a rainy spell for my trip but so it goes. As you say, I’ll have fun anyway.

  5. Heyjude says:

    Happy Thursday Janet, hope the weather improves for your last lap, blowing a real hooley over here!

  6. Wishing you continued safe travels and an absolutely fabulous visit.

  7. Great message. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think such flowers grow and bloom in my backyard.

  8. Dan Antion says:

    Iโ€™m glad to hear the trip is going well, despite the truck spray – that is hard to drive through. Thanks for making time for Thursday Doors. I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends.

  9. Enjoy the adventure, and cheap gas! I’ve taken it for granted but realized after talking with my parents how good I have it here. I can’t believe the prices they’re paying in CT.

  10. Toonsarah says:

    That’s a great quote ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay safe out there on the road!

  11. Junie-Jesh says:

    Have a great reunion with your friends in Illinois, Janet:):) Sorry, for some reason your last comment landed in the spam, and discovered it after 2 weeks! we’ll talk more when you get back, Jesh

  12. scr4pl80 says:

    I love when they paint those power boxes. Makes it so much prettier. Love the colors.

  13. I like the quote on the door! On Big Baby’s Boy drive home Tuesday I led him down to Mono Lake for him to see for the first time up close and personal and I needed to fill up for the rest of my day while passing through Lee Vining and paid a whopping $5.09 a gallon! It’s the most I’ve ever paid for half a tank of gas!!

  14. slfinnell says:

    We’ve finally had a break from 10 straight days of rain up here in west central Missouri. Hopefully you brought along some of that sunshine to share ๐Ÿ™‚ mowing is going to be a nightmare if this keeps up lol

    • Hmm, I wish I had. It been cloudy a good bit of the time I’ve been here and I seem to have brought some heat as well, although not like in Arizona. Illinois is hoping for rain so if you can figure out how to share, everyone would be happier. I’ll be happier if I don’t have to drive through torrential rain in several places in Texas and elsewhere as I did on the way up!!

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