Road trip – days one and two

Well, we’re embarking on becoming seasoned cross-country road-trippers. I think after this month, we’ll add that to our title collection. Hmmm . . . let’s try that out.

Hello, we’d like to introduce ourselves. We’re Mr. and Mrs. Seasoned Cross-Country Road-Tripper.

Kinda has a ring to it, eh?

So, the first day went very well, even though we didn’t get on the road until 8 pm (we both had to work the whole day) and only went a couple of hours. The full moon was bright and cheerful on the road ahead – it was like a beacon guiding us forward. We seemed to get our second wind after a long day, and the trip was relaxing.

following the moonlight

The motel had a very good breakfast the next morning. That set the tone for the rest of day two. Stopping for a picnic lunch in Vale, Oregon, we basked in the (very) warm breeze. I can say basked, because we knew we’d be getting back into an air-conditioned car. I can only stand a breezy 97 degrees for just so long before I start melting.

I had to get a picture of this sign at a roadside rest. It said, “No camping on lawn.” I wondered if maybe a lot of people hadn’t read that sign, because the “lawn” had a very camped-on look.

no camping

As we drove along, we noticed beautiful wild lavender (at least I think it’s lavender) growing alongside the road, amongst other wildflowers – what a special blessing. It smelled wonderful!

lavender

Even with the 3 mph road construction traffic in Boise (took literally one hour to go three miles), that wasn’t so bad. It gave me time to think, and to thank the Lord that it would not be like that the entire trip.

Even the long, straight stretches of high desert in eastern Oregon and western Idaho had advantages. I was able to finish one oven mitt for my brother (he loves cowboy stuff), for his apartment. I used scraps of pattern paper from a pattern I’d cut out, wrote the words out with a marker, and pinned it to the mitt so I could just embroider over the writing. Safety pins are the only way to go if you’re sewing while riding in the car! Can you imagine losing a straight pin in your car seat?? O U C H ! !

We stopped in Idaho to visit very good friends. That’s part of what makes these trips so special. And you’d think I’d remember to take the camera in and get a picture of the family before we left. Not.

So, how has your day been?

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