I needed to be in South Carolina for our President's Council meeting. The meeting is on Dafuskey Island and is impossible to get to in one day from Reno. So I decided to stop over for a few days in Illinois and see Jesse and Cori and the kids for a few days. It was great. Gracie and I made projects from her coloring book, Grant and played catch with any round object that could be found. We took a day trip to Galena IL. There we saw President Grant's house. We went to Debate Square in Freeport, where Lincoln and Douglas had their famous debates on slavery. (You can see Grant and Grace trying their hands at oratory.)
Jesse took me to Chicago and then on to South Carolina. President's Council meetings consisted of meetings in the morning, golf or fishing in the afternoon and then the five hour dinners. Pictured is Waddell and Reed President Tom Butch and the Red Fish he was quite proud of.