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Monday, May 11, 2015

On The Road Again

We arrived back from our magnificent trip to the Holy Lands to some difficult news. Doug's youngest sister, Jan, has made the decision to go on hospice care to seek to manage better the challenges that she is facing as regards her valiant fight against cancer. Jan's fight has been one of the most courageous I've ever seen, spanning well over the past 15 years. It's hard to realize that treatment options have been exhausted and the disease just won't relent. The decision to go on hospice means that Jan can be home, with her family, and not have to spend her precious energy elsewhere. To say that this is a difficult time for all involved would be the understatement of the year.

So we know all along that once we were back from our trip, we would pack up the car and the dog and head east to Minnesota. With this news, we've decided to head out today and hope to be in Minneapolis by Wednesday evening. We are looking forward to driving across the US, something we have not been able to do for years. I think it will be soothing to take in the landscape and let our minds experience some wide open spaces along the way. Having Tanner with us will be a great comfort and we look forward to the journey. We are very anxious to be with Doug's family and hold them close during this time.

So I'm up early, watching a new day break. Getting my iPad synced up with stuff to listen to. Sorting out some details before we depart. Our plan right now, weather permitting, is to head to Park City, Utah today. Continue on to Rapid City, SD tomorrow and head for Minneapolis on Wednesday. We're trying to avoid the tornadoes across Nebraska but then again, the Black Hills got snow yesterday. We'll just have to do the best we can as weather is not something we can control. Keep us in your prayers as we drive, but mostly, keep Jan and her family, and Doug along with his folks and siblings in them too. Thanks.