My parents are travelling across the country this week to visit my grandparents in Illinois. Travel Man is working in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this week. Ironically, my parents happened to be driving right through Sioux Falls today, and were able to hook up with Travel Man for a quick-lunch. What are the chances that the stars would align, and this would happen. It’s a kismet, karma kind of thing.
I think it was all meant to be. You see my siblings and I, and Travel Man were worried about our parentals taking this driving trip. And to Mom and Dad, when you read this blog post, you have to know we were worrying about you.
If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know that my Dad is winning his battle with Stage 4 lung cancer!! He’s been doing some alternative chemotherapy since last June, and he’s winning the fight. His strength and endurance are not yet 100%, but his will and his attitude are at 150% plus.
Never the less being the good kids that we are we were worried about them taking this drive. We put our minds at ease knowing that if they had any trouble while they were on the road we were just a plane ride and a car drive away. There was also this little thing of thinking that we could tell our Dad what to do. Ha! That would definitely not be happening.
So, as of this writing they have already been on the road for ten days. They visited my sister and her husband in Montana, and stopped in South Dakota for a day of rest, and driver’s license renewals. Next, they are on their way to Illinois to see the grandparents. All in all a good trip for them so far. Any worries that we all had we are just tucking under our chairs, and wishing them safe travels. For me, my parents adventure is a great lesson in perseverance. Doing what you want to do, when you want to, and not letting anything stop you in your tracks.