Tolls on the Illinois tollways have increased dramatically since we last passed this way. Crossing the border from Wisconsin to Illinois on I-90 now costs you an even dollar. On the way out to Rock Falls, IL along I-88, we were charged $1.90 at the one toll booth we passed.
The highlight of the trip has been Ericka getting to see her godson, her brother and sister-in-law Walter and Janice's son Wesley.
A godson clearly happy to see his aunt.
And a godmother equally happy to see her nephew.
Today is the funeral and burial. No word yet if I'm going to be a pallbearer.
I did have to buy a new pair of shoes to go with my suit as I'd left my other good shoes at home. I was thinking I'd return this pair to the Wal-Mart across the street when I was finished, but they seem pretty comfy and so I might hang on to them. That would mean that I'd bought something at a Wal-Mart, though. Don't know if I can live with that.