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another trip to Manhattan....

It felt so good to get out of town yesterday, even though it was just for the day.

Corby had to work, so Kaitlin and I rented a van (we had a free upgrade from an intermediate car and the van was the only thing they had) and headed up to Manhattan around 9am. Once we headed east from Salina, there was a slow-down of traffic due to a one car accident. Not sure if they blew a tire or what, but it was a Taurus wagon filled to the brim with junk, and when we finally passed it, it was facing west in the eastbound lanes! Once we got to Junction City, there was another slowdown in traffic - tons of cars headed to Manhattan for the Wildcats first football game of the season! (They ended up beating UCLA-YAY WILDCATS!) Traffic moved pretty smoothly, so we were soon at the boys apartment a few blocks from campus. We watched some of the game on TV before heading out and about. Did some shopping at the mall and got Brandon some polo shirts and slacks for work. We had a very nice visit, and I took the boys and Kaitlin's friend, Lydia, to dinner at Cox Bros. BBQ before heading home. It was wonderful to get out of town for the day, even though I did get 2 phone calls from work and had a couple of issues to take care of!

We went to see mom this morning, and she was not having a good day. After taking the rental van back to Enterprise at the airport, we did our grocery shopping at Dillons on our way home. Now we are relaxing. I decided to wait and do laundry, pay bills and do some work I brought home tomorrow! Glad it's a three day weekend - I've really needed it!!!!!


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