He came home around 8:15 and we were on the road by 8:20 for Cedar Rapids, IA to go visit my Uncle Dan and Aunt Linda! We stopped and got some cheese curds at a place called Mooroo in Waterloo, IA and also stopped to see Mary and Jan, two childhood friends of my Dad and Aunt and Uncles. It was so nice to sit and here stories of when they all grew up.
We eventually made our way down to Cedar rapids and met with Uncle Dan and Aunt Linda. I haven't seen them since I was 16 and I got to re-meet one of their sons, Mark. We met a long time ago, but I was pretty young, and don't at all remember.... and I got to meet his wife and 3 of his 4 kids who are my 2nd cousins! So awesome! I spent the day with my Aunt and Uncles and enjoyed every moment of it. Seeing old photos of my Dad, and hearing stories helps bring me closer to a family I never really get a chance to see. So thank you everyone for making today a fantastic day, and a huge high-light of my journey across America.
My Uncle Dan let me take a ride in his pretty car before we left. Thank Uncle Dan! I hope to come back in another couple of years and spend a few days with everyone and really do some checking up.