Monday August 28, 2023 San Diego to Chicago, Illinois

Dedra and Pete’s Pond
Another view of the pond.
Dedra and Pete’s Home.

We departed home for the airport at 4:00am for our 6:15am direct flight to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport where we were scheduled to arrive about 12:45pm. Unfortunately, after boarding the plane the pilot announced that during his pre-check he noticed that there was an issue with his oxygen mask and it would need to be replaced. This small repair which shouldn’t take long became an hour and a half to repair. We finally got on our way to Chicago where we picked up our rental car and headed to Kent’s sisters’ (Dedra and Pete) home in Glen Ellyn, a western suburb of Chicago.

Dedra and Pete have a beautiful home situated on a small pond with ducks, squirrels, chipmunks and other birds. It is a tranquil spot to sit outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the pond and the wildlife.

After a short visit, the four of us headed out to pick up some food at Boston Market to take dinner to a niece’s (Ari and Travis) home in Bolingbrook. They have two young girls who were busy entertaining us with stories, toys, playdough and just being children. After a long day of travel, we retired early.