We made it. And not only did we make it, but we made it without any serious incident or occurrence and even managed to have a little fun along the way. I assume we will get some pictures up soon--my internet has only been working for about 4 hours.
Champaign is lovely. It reminds me a little of Logan and Cache Valley but without the mountains. The homes here are nice and many of them are older but very well kept. The town has almost everything that Tina could want by way of shopping. And the University, of course, is beautiful.
I don't have to do anything school related until next Wednesday, so the next week can be spent organizing our home and exploring the town.
We are in the process of switching our phone numbers and stuff...when I get all that worked out, I will send a mass email.
When we first arrived on Friday night we went out into our little backyard area and were greeted with little flame-like flashes of light. Fireflies. None of us had ever seen them before and their tiny beauty was a calming welcome to us.
off to explore...more soon.