Saturday, March 25, 2017

824 miles

Today, the first day of spring break, I woke up to my alarm at 5 AM, showered and drove 824 miles.  I drove to the Minneapolis area and back to Chicago.  13.5 hours round trip.  And I will repeat this process again next Saturday, as my spring break winds up.  Why?

Because a special 10 year old lives in Minneapolis and is going to spend her spring break with us. I have driven this route countless times, sometimes by myself and sometimes with company (other than my young friends).

Sometimes I go up for the weekend, driving up on Saturday, and home again on Sunday.  But, more often than not, I make the round trip because, in the end, I got more time with Alexis.

The story of Alexis and I is for another day.  All I really need to say is that she is family in every way that matters.

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for this opportunity to share this slice of my life.


  1. Yahoo! Glad you get this bonus Alexis time! How lucky you are to have each other. I hope you have a great week together.

  2. Have a great week. Alexis must be very special to warrant such a long turn around trip. Enjoy!

  3. She does sound special! Enjoy your time.

  4. That is one special little lady - so glad you get to spend time together!

  5. Can't wait to hear more about Alexis! Thinking she might show up here again this week! Have fun!