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We've been caught in the Midwest by this big freeze...
Our furnace regulator has frozen so we have been living in hotels since Saturday.
Thanks to Priceline (and my quick learning curve ;-) we haven't had to pay very much for the hotels, but it's a trying way to live. We've got two large space heaters keeping us warm while we drive now, but I caught a cold and a nasty eye infection, so we lost a few days with very little travel and are only just leaving Bloomington, IL toward St. Louis.
We did luck out and get stuck in Rockford which happens to have the best children's museum we've seen so far and were able to go twice. Thanks to our reciprocal program with the Association of Children's Museums we were able to get in for free and also see the Rockford Natural History Museum.
When we arrive in St. Louis this afternoon we'll head straight to their Magic House children's museum which is supposed to be really something. We'll likely hang out until they close and spend the night in St. Louis, heading to Memphis the next morning.
Our first big stop will be in Birmingham, AL to stay with our beautiful friend Sorrel who I've been missing terribly for the past 6 months. Then it's off to Florida where we will play beach bums until we're sufficiently warm to think about heading to New Orleans... one of my very most favorite cities. I'm working on writing down the story of the time I ran away to N.O. when I was 17 and had to pan handle my way back to Dallas. ;-) Are you out there B? Remember that?
But, for right now I'm going to get back to watching this incredible snowstorm were traveling through and say my goodbye's to the beautiful white blanket.