DAY FIFTY-FIVE: We're staying in Bartlett longer than originally planned. First of all, the shock absorbers on the Corolla were really in bad shape: something we were aware of, and putting up with in the hopes we could make it back to VT. But it got worse and worse, and we decided to get it fixed here. So that's happening today - new shocks and springs, all four wheels! Yikes!
But I've also decided to stay here for my brother Stewart, just to give him whatever support I can during a difficult week in which he will be moving from the home he has lived in for 47 years into an apartment, due largely to health reasons. As it now stands, Ellen will stay too. We're taking it a day at a time at this point.
Yesterday we had a gathering of the Crockett clan for a meal at Gretchen and Jerry's house. We always take a picture of the group. Here it is:
Front row, l. to r.: Rebecca Crockett, Ellen, Me, Dennis McQuen, Daniel Crockett, Susie Crockett McQuen. Not pictured: Jerry Hochburger, who took the photo and Brendan Costello, Rachael's husband, who had to work.
SATURDAY, July 16th: We did stop at Talieson in Spring Green, WI on our way from Ellsworth, WI to Bartlett, IL. We didn't have time to tour the house, and the tours were full anyway, but we know we will come back if we can someday in the future. We did visit the Visitor Center, designed by Wright originally as a restaurant, and we drove by a little chapel at the cemetery where Wright is buried, and also saw the Home School and the barn he designed, which are nearby. It's a Wright mecca, and definitely worth a long visit.