I'm home now, catching up on all the orders that came in while I was away, and marveling at how big my house seems now that I'm not confined to a car. So much room for activities (and junk)!
Our last park on our way home was Indiana Dunes. This is a tiny park alongside the shores of Lake Michigan. It seems silly, but I realized I had never actually swam in any of the Great Lakes until now. I've always been on the St. Lawrence. So knocked that off the bucket list. We went for a short walk through a bog and saw some flowers (and some mosquitoes) and then hung out on the beach for a while, sunbathing. The water wasn't as cold as Lake Tahoe, but we still didn't spend much time in it. We also took a look at a bunch of "houses of tomorrow" that were designed for the 1933 World's Fair, and moved to the shore afterwards. Some pretty cool architecture on display.
We got into Ohio that night, just barely, and stayed at a motel that smelled like cigarettes and weed. There wasn't much in the area- I was hoping to find something a little nicer for our last night on the road, but no luck. Sunday we spent all day in the car, anxiously counting down the miles. We got home just before sunset... but it was a little sad to get out of the car.
The grass is tall, the house is dusty, and there's laundry to be done. Not to mention I have about a dozen orders waiting to be sent out today, and a few clients eager to get back to work. I hope I'll get some time soon to start going through all my photos in depth, and start painting and designing with a fervor!