We had a great vacation in the Midwest, spending time with family. We managed to see my Dad and Helen, Jeff’s parents, and the Wagenaar family, all in one trip! It did entail a fair bit of driving, and I was reminded of how much I don’t miss that Southern Ohio heat and humidity, but overall it was a wonderful trip. It was so nice to not have to go to work, to sleep in, and most of all to see the people we love! Here are a couple photos from our time in Oxford (my hometown).

With my dad on Miami University’s campus

My childhood home…note the curvy driveway. It was built that way to preserve the tree you see in the center of the picture. It made for a very challenging time when learning to drive and trying to back out of the driveway. Note also the lamppost towards the bottom left corner of the picture. See its proximity to the driveway? Imagine being a brand-new driver and misjudging your path just a bit…in theory, one could back into that lamppost. Perhaps on your way to high school one morning….I’m just theorizing.