As you know if you've been following my "What I did on my summer vacation" posts, the rest of our family had a lengthy road trip vacation, combined with seeing Daniel off to college in Pennsylvania. Peter was at Fort Sill, OK doing basic training for most of the summer. His first full day was the 4th of July (and he didn't get to take a holiday) after more than a week of whatever "processing" involves, which I really don't want to know about. I was able to fly down to Oklahoma to see the Family Day and Graduation for Peter and his class of soldiers in training -- four platoons of fine young people who worked very hard to learn how to defend our country. I was impressed. And this brought the number of states I set foot on this summer to a grand total of 18. If you count flyovers it would make more than half the states.
Having exhausted most of the action in Lawton, Peter was happy just to hang out in a comfortable hotel room, listening to his favorite music on Spotify, drinking coffee and surfing Facebook. We had dinner at the Olive Garden and got him back to base before curfew. In fact, he made it back to PDX before I did the next day. Then on the following Monday, it was back to school for him and for me... perhaps the real war zone.