Monday, May 28, 2012
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.