From Cornfields on to CanadaAs you may know from having read my bio, I grew up an Army Brat. When we moved from Hawaii to Maryland, our vehicle was shipped to Los Angeles. We then flew to LA to pick up our car and start the extensive road trip to our new ‘home city,’ nearly the entire length of the United States away—seriously, check out this map.
We decided to deviate from our trip’s direct route to visit our Wisconsin relatives for a few days. I vividly remember driving alongside miles and miles of cornfields. Since our next stop was in Iowa with Gendex rep Tom Brice, I wondered if there would be as much corn as I remembered. Not only is there still a heck of a lot of corn, we set up in front of a building that hugged a fence dividing it from, you guessed it, a cornfield.
Today, on this very early Friday morning, Matt and I climbed aboard the bus, even before our hotel served breakfast or the sun made an appearance. It was time to meet with Tom for one last event in his territory before we start the trek to British Columbia.
We beat Tom, and everyone actually, to the event site to discover orange cones placed where the bus was to park. Someone must have moved them as a joke because parking against traffic, in a fire lane, with only a few cars lengths from an intersection, is ill-advised, to say the least. Plus, something you may not consider but parking this 46-foot boat isn’t an easy task. But we worked it all out in time to greet our guests.
I was really looking forward to this morning because we were going to be parked near a dock! With sunshine, a cool breeze, and glistening water in the background—how could this really be work?! We had a crazy-busy morning, lots of folks to meet. Maybe next time when we are so near water, I can find time to sneak away and dip my toes in the water for a few relaxing moments!
Overall, we had a great time with Tom’s events! Interesting places with lots of doctors and auxiliaries who toured the bus, proclaimed its ‘coolness,’ and collected information on various equipment.
Our journey across the rest of northwestern U.S. and on to British Columbia starts tomorrow. It’s going to be a long drive…“Canada, here we come, eh?”