We left only 45 minutes later than planned. Not bad given that some work had popped up last minute. Owen walked us to the car and waved us off. It’s been a long time since we wandered and it took us a while to get our wander legs back. We headed up north a bit, stopping in Gilman to see if we see the old train coaling towers. The dirt road that would get us close enough for a picture was covered with snow and Ernie just ignored my pleading looks. We’ll save that one for summer. We then took a route across Indiana that was not the most exciting, but you never know, it was worth a try. We did take a few pictures as we drove. By the time we hit our hotel in Fort Wayne, mostly we were remembering how TIRING it can be to wander. That might sound silly, but it is. It’s meditative but very focused. We are just looking the entire time, at the map, at the road, at the little towns. We got into our room and just collapsed. We drank some wine and ordered some food, curled up together and watched a Hallmark movie. Big, comfy hotel bed.
It felt so good.