Written by cycleguy on June 10th, 2019

As I mentioned in my one and only post from last week I would be absent from this blog. It was a whirlwind week. We left Sunday after church for Ohio where we promptly got detoured in Indianapolis which took us out of our way.  The state bird of Indiana (the orange barrels used for construction) was clearly evident. They took us about 20-30 miles out of the way.  Monday we took off for PA and enjoyed a great time (Rob did an excellent grille job) with 2 of my younger brothers (I have 3). We laughed a lot. Tami rolled her eyes a lot as she watched the 3 brothers “show off” their humorous tendencies.  Tuesday we drove to my old hometown and saw the house I grew up in, the high school I attended  (which has totally changed), the “projects” where I spent the first 12 1/2 years of my life, where my grandparents lived, and where my mother was living when she went to see Jesus.  What Tommy James sang about in his song Smokey Roads is true. Braden was not impressed at all.  I guess I should have expected that. What 12 1/2 year old boy wants to spend time in a truck looking at relics?  🙂  The house I moved to in the middle of 7th grade and graduated from high school living in. My mom lived here for a few years after my dad left her and now my brother, Garry and his wife and daughter live there.

Eventually we got to our destination after some other stops along the way.  Here is one of our stops. It is called Mount Washington and it overlooks the Three Rivers area.

Finally, our destination.

The Pirates lost 12-5 but we were not there to see the end. After the Braves were ahead in the 8th inning Tami was content to leave. She was bummed, I think, because she missed the Freddie Freeman Home Run in the top of the 9th. I’m glad they won for her birthday present. The Pirates won the next two.  🙂  She left PNC park a happy girl.  I made her ride hooked to my bike rack on the way back to Rob’s.  J/K.  We did make national TV though.

We drove back to Ohio on Wednesday, stayed the night, then drove to Sandusky for the less thrilling part of our trip. Jo’s sister was in the hospital so that is never fun. But we saw she was taken care of and returned on Friday about 7:00.  I was ready for bed for sure!

Our “adventure” in Sandusky isn’t over because there is so much to do now that she is in a long-term facility. So my next few weeks are up in the air. Your prayers would be much appreciated.



6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Even though the Pirates lost, Bill, I’m glad you all had a fun time. Wish I’d been watching – might have caught you on the TV!
    Yes, I’ll be in prayer for all of you, especially Jo’s sister.

    • cycleguy says:

      I hated to see them lose but was glad it made for a good birthday present for Tami. The traitor. Thanks so much for your prayers.

  2. Pam says:

    Wow, Bill! Did you feel like you were holding onto the handrail of the caboose on a fast moving train? Must have been a roller coast of emotions for you and Jo. Praying for you both!

    • cycleguy says:

      I think the train was a high speed one, like the one in Japan. But we made it though. it was more emotional for Jo though. It is tough seeing your sister like that. Thanks for your prayers.

  3. Lisa notes says:

    Looks like you had a great time, Bill. Praying for Jo’s sister and for all the work to be done ahead. She’s blessed to have you and Jo to help her.

  4. floyd says:

    Glad you had a good time, even if your team did lose, hanging out with family. You are blessed man… with bad taste in baseball teams…