Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First Day-Oct. 1, 2014

It was a long day driving.  Up at 4:30 to get the last of the details done as far as closing the house for the winter.  There is so much to do and a lot of it cannot be done until just before we leave. Picked up Jim and Gloria and we were on the road at 5:50 am.  I knew we would have more than an hour of driving in the dark.  I prefer the day light so I can enjoy the scenery.  When it did get light the day was cloudy and gray.  Got some hard rain for about 10 minutes.  Rained lightly off and on all day.  It is cold too.

Gloria and I fixed up our "spaces" in the van.  We know that this will be our "home" for awhile.  I have my bottle of H2O along with glasses and phone on the window ledge.  Book, magazines, pencils, blank paper, etc. are at my feet.  It is comfortable. 

The tree colors were awesome.  I know they would have been more brilliant if the sun was shining.  We stay off the freeways so we are seeing lots of rural land and picturesque farms. 

We stop about every 2 hours.  It is funny and makes me laugh as all of us get out of the car moaning and groaning and stiff.  We take time to walk out this stiffness at each stop.  We did breakfast but no lunch. 

Our goal was to get to Sault St. Marie.  We arrived about 6 pm.  Checked into a Best Western.  Got settled in with our small "motel bags."  Had a drink and regrouped.  Went for dinner and came back.  Everyone is settled in bed except me.  I will sign off and turn off light so as not to be rude.  I do not feel like sleep yet.  I may just have to go to lobby.  But I will try to fall asleep first. 

Tomorrow we want to be in Niagara Falls.  It will be another long day of driving.  I don't care.  I got lots of reading material and the ipad and my iphone.  And I love looking at the scenery.  We go through small towns which I find fascinating.  I really like how some of the homes are decorated with fall decor and pumpkins.

Good night. 


  1. Dear Pat, this was a very interesting travelogue. You write in a picturesque way and makes me wish I was in the van with you. Enjoy your day today, and please greet everyone for me.

  2. Thanks for the post. I can picture you and Gloria in your "nests" in the back seat. I have a map next to my computer so I can see where you are and where you are heading. Hi to everyone!

  3. Ok my dear Patty....lets hear about the other days of your fantastic trip.......waiting for pictures and posts!