I am happy that I have no excessive driving in my imminent future. My mom and I had a lengthy drive across this great nation of ours. We drove somewhere in the area of 2,400 miles. I added three new states to my list of those visited: Illinois, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. (Of those, West Virginia was my favorite, despite the horrible traffic around Morgantown.) I also got to finally go to Nauvoo. I really enjoyed it. It was fun getting to see where some of my ancestors lived and to get an idea how they lived. I also got to go to the Nauvoo Temple (pictured above).
A lot of the enjoyment of the trip came from the observations about all the various houses and towns, and farms that my mom and I made. There were some really interesting and cool sites along the way. Even though it can be rough sitting in a car for as long as I did, I really recommend driving across the nation to anyone. At least once.
Anyway, I'm in my new house here in Arlington, VA. I'll be starting school in just 2 weeks. It's crazy! I need all the help I can get, so send good vibes.
Have a tremendous day!