I have driven from Maryland to Kansas City in 17.5 hours, saw a seriously mentally unwell relative who is slowly turning my late grandfather's home into a garbage house, went to the Czech Capital of Kansas and saw my lovely grandmother and the world's largest painted Czech egg. And am finally returned to a wifi connection in Wichita.
I don't even know, folks. I'm spending a lot of energy trying to reassure my dad that visiting Japan with me will be fine/great, but I am of course nervous that he will be unhappy/it will not go well. A learning experience for both of us!