May 28, 2012
Memorial Day at Exit 149
My wife and I spent the Memorial Day weekend at the Holiday Inn Express at Exit 149 off I-74 in Le Roy, Illinois, which is exactly halfway between Cincinnati, Ohio and Grinnell, Iowa. Our son drove up from Grinnell College, where he is spending the summer doing research for a math professor before starting his senior year. He was in a minor car accident in March, and we swapped cars so we can get his car repaired back in Cincinnati. We had not seen him for four months, so it was great to catch up. I am a man of simple needs -- give me my family, wi-fi, flat screen TV, exercise room, free breakfast, in-room refrigerator, and a nearby Olive Garden (in that order), and I'm good to go.
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Drove "up" ? LeRoy is farther south than Grinnell, but not as far south as Cincinnati.
Posted by: Bob | May 29, 2012 4:02:25 AM
But does your family let you near the TV?
Posted by: michael livingston | May 29, 2012 5:16:30 AM
I was born and raised not far from Grinnell, still have family there and close, and a class-mate of mine from 1st-12th grade lives in Grinnell ! ! !
Posted by: Steve Odem | May 29, 2012 7:19:48 AM
"...give me my family, wi-fi, flat screen TV, exercise room, free breakfast, in-room refrigerator, and a nearby Olive Garden (in that order), and I'm good to go."
You must struggle at Pepperdine without an Olive Garden in the area.
I'm glad that your son's accident was only minor.
Posted by: Woody | May 29, 2012 11:27:43 AM