It was a long and sort of creepy drive back. We knew restaurants had been closed in Illinois and at the time, we were unsure about gas stations, etc. We eventually made it back with no problems and had the hope this would all be over soon.
We were wrong.
The Pandemic was all new, so we didn't really know what to do. Some people were already practicing social distancing and others didn't seem to have a clue.
We walked every day. We got takeout and ate in the room. I read a book. We lasted a couple of days and headed back to Illinois.
Ashton was out of college. Spring Training wasn't going to happen. Spring Break in Florida wasn't going to be the same.
So we headed south. Why not? Condo was paid for and we had time on our hands.
Each trip we take, we try and send Ashton a postcard which she then displays on the back of her dorm room door.
I'm Michael Smith and this website is simply documentation of our travels over the course of 500 days. We are very lucky. We went bowling ... and some other stuff.