5:30am wake up call to catch a plane from Chi- town back to NY to grab our trusty vehicle got interesting when mother nature decided to unleash her fury on O'Hare airport and surrounds. I've heard about the Midwest's crazy summer storms, and this was one of them. Buckets of water, savage wind and big time thunder and lightning = 3 hours delayed, which sort of messed up our plans of getting to Virginia. But, the good thing about being on vacation is that plans are malleable which allowed us to make a huge glass of the proverbial lemonade last night in NYC. Turns out Jen Ruth, our homie from Sydney was in town and we got to have a great meal and drinks with her, her Bro,Tim, and the most reliably generous NY'er we know, Chris Laible. Great to have one last hurrah in the BIG Smoke, NY, and to catch up with some great peeps. Cheers, guys!!! And, que the Willie Nelson cause we're on the road again!!!