I made it back after logging 3,000 miles. There's a lot that I could share about my trip, so I might have more than one post on it. Some events justify their own post! I did end up having fun and it was good visiting people. It was hard b/c I didn't have much time to visit as many people and places as I would have liked. Of course I came to Ohio during their hottest week so far and it even hit 100 degrees. My hope was that I could get a bit of relief from the 100 degree temperatures we've been experiencing in Austin since June 1st. But no! It wasn't too bad most of the time, but in Toledo, it was extremely humid and my parents don't have AC. Luckily they have a pool, so I was in it quite a bit. They have a window unit in their bedroom so one night I even slept on the floor in there. Thank goodness for AC at most places! Temperatures in Texas won't be going down anytime soon and we're still in extreme drought.
It was great to finally meet Rufus and hang out with my family. Domino (Rachel's cat) seemed to like me; or at least like the fact that he had another person to hang out with. He's a really sweet kitty. Also, I got to meet her new chickens. Unfortunately, I must be allergic to long haired cats maybe or something...b/c I was miserable part of the time. Other highlights were seeing Rachel's band concert, my cousin's wedding, the Cincinnati Zoo, and....................WE GOT TO SEE PAUL MCCARTNEY IN DETROIT!!! I still kind of don't believe that we saw him. It was really really good. It was a lot of driving, but it's so nice to have my car so that I can tour the state and see more people. I'll put some pictures on here and more on Facebook probably.