Summer Road Trip, 2016
The Vagabond Teen and I hit the road for a summer adventure as our Vagabond Soldier left for his own adventure afar. Here are but a few photos…and after the photos a sampling of our travel playlist.
Our take away from the experience:
America is amazing and wonderful and quirky. As are Americans!
Coastal Georgia Crescent Moon
Long distance information, give me Memphis, TN…
Shine on, Blue Kentucky Moon!
Kansas City Fireworks
Celebrating our independence in KC, MO.
Bubble in evergreen.
Back on the road.
Illinois..so calm, so pretty, so zen.
Indiana, what beautiful breezes you have.
Ohio, we love you, even if your traffic was brutal.
That moment when you realize your EZ Pass is still in the car is a beautiful moment.
Start spreadin’ the news…
Niagara Falls Rainbow
Carthage Village Fireworks
Visiting, dancing, and fireworks in Carthage, NY.
Virtual reality expedition with long time real life friends.
Bobber in Tree
Climbing. Swimming. Laughing. Relaxing. This is my happy place.
Jiffy pop on the campfire. Rebelling against the instructions tastes delicious.
Tin Pan breakfast. Crab cakes benedict deserves a top hat.
Lunch with the boys. Pokemon joined us (before the food came).
See ya later, New York. **sniff**
Back in PA. Always beautiful views from the road, and always construction going on when we go through.
Maryland, we hope we can stay longer next time! Thanks for letting us pass through.
Take me home, country roads…
Rest Area Flowers
Hey, Old Dominion State, we missed you.
Blue Ridge Parkway
As we got further south, the heat intensified. Luckily, pools were more plentiful!
The clouds rolled in and we were glad we had gone to the pool early.
Home Sweet Home
Pokemon GO! kept us moving from New York to Georgia and all points in between.
Home again, home again…and staking out my territory after the birds tried to invade (note big plastic sentry owl).
Road Trip Playlist, 2016
Chuck Berry, Memphis Tenessee
Patsy Cline, Blue Moon of Kentucky
Spin Doctors, Jimmy Olsen’s Blues (Metropolis, IL)
Louis Armstrong, Indiana
David Usher, St. Lawrence River
John Denver, Country Roads
Ray Charles, Georgia on My Mind
Jim Croce, Walkin’ Back to Georgia
Road Trip Audiobooks, 2016
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Sapiens: A history of humankind by Yuval Harari
Star Wars: The force awakens by Alan Dean Foster
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls