I got an early start and got out to the farm by 9:00 and headed out for breakfast not long after that. It was really good to see friends whom I only get to see once or twice a year. After breakfast I made a quick run up to Peoria (about 2 1/2 hours away) to see Reese for a little while. Then back to the farm for some roast pig and more catching up. The pig was excellent and nature’s fireworks really helped. We had a line of strong thunderstorms park right over us. It was bad enough that I slept in the rental car instead of pitching the tent.