Monday we drove all day, mostly under clouds and rain, fearing the return of the Service Engine Soon light and driving on narrow country roads because our GPS was taking us to N. Old State Rd rather than S. Old State Rd (human error). We set up our campsite in the dark and rain.
On Tuesday, rather than sit inside all day and listen to the rain, we climbed into the truck and ventured into Columbus. The plan was to use our Museum pass to get into COSI, Center of Science & Industry.
I reviewed the COSI website a few days earlier to check on times and directions. Apparently I missed a minor detail - COSI not open to the public on Mondays & Tuesdays.
Okay, on to plan B.
Mike had some work to do, so we dropped him off at a Panera for a couple of hours. The kids and I stopped at the local Barnes & Nobel before what was supposed to be quick grocery shopping trip.
For those who know me well, it will come as no surprise that I am not a shopper. In fact, I generally have to psych myself up for a grocery shopping trip.
The kids and I went to a Kroger that wasn’t far from the Panera. It didn’t take long before I was totally overwhelmed. The kids asked for hot dogs. Okay, the price of hot dogs - $1.99. Oh wait, that’s the price with a Kroger card. Those same hot dogs are $4.99 for those of us just passing through. Guess we won’t be having hotdogs this week.
We returned “home” to a hot crockpot full of soup (thanks, Mom). We followed that up with a movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth. We were all in bed by 9:00pm.
I was laying in bed, thinking about our current camping “trip.” As I looked ahead to Friday morning’s departure, I realized that I will not be returning to my house that evening. Oh, my. We are REALLY doing this thing—Living on the Road. WOW!