48 deg. clear, S. wind @ 5 mph.
Forecast = Sunny. High around 80F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
As you can see in the photos below, fall is definitely arriving here in Rantoul.
The crops are being harvested out of the fields and the nights are getting downright chilly. The grass is starting to turn brown and all of the songbirds have long ago headed to warmer climates.
All clues to indicate that we should also head to warmer areas of the country. ;-)
So, the last few days have been spent getting ready to do just that. There have been trips to Walgreen's, the grocery store, as well as a lot of reorganizing of "stuff" in the basement and other storage areas of Nora. Of course, Big RED wasn't left out either, Jim also went through much of the "stuff" in his bed as well as any other storage areas inside the cab.
Meanwhile, Linda has been repacking cabinets and storage areas inside of Nora as well as making sure the freezer and refrigerator are ready for travel.
Tomorrow morning, (Monday), we'll be leaving Rantoul and heading over to Indianapolis to see Linda's cousin, Mike and his wife, Sandy. Then, from there, we'll head farther East, going first to Virginia Beach, VA and then to Apex, NC before heading down to Florida for the winter, with the expected time of arrival in Fl. about the 15th of November.
We've had a great summer here in Rantoul, and will miss Paul and Louise and all the folks who regularly stay here or stop by. But, if everything goes well, we'll be back again next year. :-)
A Quote to Ponder : “To those who can dream there is no such place as faraway. " author unknown.