Sunday, September 18, 2011

Road Trip

Just a quick update.  Nothing really has changed since my last post.  Bill worked 2 days this week.  He is having a lot of stomach pains.  He was given pain medication but he can not take it all the time because it makes him tired.  He doesn't want to eat.  He says it makes his stomach feel worse and nothing appeals to him.  When he is home he sleeps most of the time. We have not talked with the oncologist.  The doctor wants to wait and talk to Bill after the appointment at U.I.C. which is Thursday.  

Bill has been wanting to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Health.  It's just past Green Bay, Wisconsin which is about a 4 hour drive for us.  Not knowing when Bill would feel better, we decided to go yesterday morning.  I am glad we went yesterday.  The weather was perfect and there was little traffic.  The shrine itself was beautiful.   Zachary described it as peaceful and sad. There are a lot of reminders about death so I can see where he came up with the sad part. It was a very enjoyable experience.  Even the 2 little ones seemed to enjoy it.  Both has a lot of questions to ask.  It was a long day for all of us but especially for Bill.  His stomach was hurting for the majority of the day and on the drive home his back started bothering as well.  Being in the car for eight hours didn't help him.  I am hoping he will feel better today after a long rest. 

I have something to add(This is Bill). Sally and I were telling Zachary about cheese curd and how good they are, as we were passing Mars Cheese Castle. Told Zach we will stop when coming back. Now fast forward to 5pm when we decided to leave. We are on our way home and decided to get a bite to eat. We stopped at Culver's had our dinner and Sally decided to go into Wal-Mart to get something for the kids to keep them occupied for the long ride home. Back on the road and an hour later Sally tells me to stop so she and Katie can go POTTY. So she asked me to find a rest spot or whatever. I decided to go with the or whatever. So I find this truck stop with all these lights(most of which were burned out) and the best looking and smelling truckers around.I did park by the window so I can see whats going on inside , so if I need to leave quickly. She comes back in the car and doesn't look happy(I'm thinking what did I do). She as soon as she got Katie on the toilet she announces, "I don't have to go potty anymore"! Sally would have waited if it weren't for Katie. Sally gave Katie a tongue lashing that kept her quiet most of the rest of the  trip home. I told Sally to look up that Cheese place on her phone to see what time they are open til. After all this it was almost 8pm. She gets off the phone and announces they close at 8. In the back I heard a oooooohhhh! She said they sold them at the Truck stop. That wouldn't be good cause you don't know what flavor your getting. I said I would  just want original not ash tray,body sweat or fungous. So Sally got on the phone trying to locate other Cheese places. Call after call you would hear Zachary moan OOOOHHH here and OOOOHHH there. We struck out, no cheese curds for you, Zach.! So if anybody is in the Wisconsin area, we will be happy to reinburse you for the curds that Zachary was denied. Thank you and God Bless!  

I will report back after U.I.C.  Here are some pictures from yesterday. 


  1. Truckstop Cheesecurds sounds good to me!

  2. what a beautiful place! I am so happy you all were able to go.

    I am in WI quite a bit, my ma lives there. Next time I am there I will get some and overnight them to Zach. Email me your address, I am at

  3. I'm so glad you were able to get out and enjoy such a beautiful day with your family. The pictures are amazing! If only I lived closer I'd go see it. Thanks for sharing.