The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa...

The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa…

The Mississippi Edition

I mentioned before that they were off on their adventures again but have not had a chance to chart their progress. I have not done a map yet as I am not 100% sure where they begun the journey but as their first update was from the flooded Des Plaines River Trail in Illinois I assume it was Chicago.

They are heading for the source of the Mississippi Since 27th June they have cycled through Illinois, Wisconsin and I think they’re in Minnesota – it seems crazy that WiFi coverage seems more patchy in the USA than Vietnam! You can only laugh when you get an email from your parents that reads…

‘The next 300 miles are across outback so you may not hear from us, if there’s an emergency ┬átell the Sheriff we are on the Mountain Bay Trail to Wassu and should be able to find us.’

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I wonder when I should assume there has been an emergency and am re-assured that bad news travels fast. I ponder how long 300 miles takes to cycle and when I should call sheriff to express my concern that my ‘senior’ parents may have been a mountain lion’s dinner. Do they even get mountain lions in this part of the states..?

I assume they have made it without any major incident as I read a Facebook status announcing they’ve once again had their rooms discounted because they’re over 60. After a bit of a wobble I suspect my Mother is enjoying her new ‘senior’ status as it comes with perks. After being turned away from one hotel because they appeared disheveled and the woman was concerned they were hobos they were welcomed into the Casino they recently stayed at with another senior offer $59 rooms, $5 all you can eat buffet and $10 dollars free gambling…

Grandpa sits down and promptly wins $50 with his free money, they check in to a gorgeous room, return downstairs with $20 each and after a few mins Grandpa says ‘let’s leave’. He has won a voucher for $120 a hundred dollars up after food and accommodation.

So if that occasion arises where I need to phone the sheriff I must remember to tell him that if they’ve not been devoured by a Mountain Lion the Mohicans that run the resort they just robbed may have caught up with them!

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TO BE CONT…