First of all, it appears that I have found a great pet sitter. I left on my "pilgrimage" the morning of July 19 and that evening I got a text from her along with photos of my boys. Really makes me feel okay about leaving them.
I was able to stay alert and awake and drive all the way through to St. Louis and spent the night at the home of one of my close High School friends, Donna. We had fun reminiscing.
On the way home, I plan to stop at John's again for a night and I also want to see my cousin Amy and her husband (who live in Indianapolis) so John and I will meet up with them on Sunday for lunch.
I sure miss Marshall.