"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Drive!!!

We're off!  Like I said - dark thirty:)
The purpose of this NYC trip was to drive Doug & Leigh Anne's car to Houston for them.  This meant DRIVING in NYC!!!  Scary:)  At first, Doug was going to drive it out of the city for me but I finally decided if we left before the NYC traffic I could do it.  That meant getting up at 4:00 a.m. and hitting the road about 5:00.  Even Doug thought we were crazy for leaving that early!!!!  We had a couple of mishaps getting to the Lincoln Tunnel entrance but we made it.  Once we were on the NJ Turnpike it was like driving on an interstate anywhere.

Peggy, Mary, Ardell
Within a couple of hours we had been in four states - New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland!  There is something about Maryland that makes me feel like I am "home".  When I was mentioning that to Ardell, she said she had always felt the same.  Weird!!!  We were both born in Maryland so maybe its some weird connection (like salmon and Ridley sea turtles:)  Our first stop in Maryland was to have lunch with our cousin, Mary.  We had not seen each other in years so it was great fun catching up.   We are hoping to visit each other again now that I live so much closer and we are both retired.  Thanks for lunch, Mary!!!

Just starting to turn colors!  We were too early!

Ardell at Shenandoah NP
After lunch Ardell and I headed south.  We spent the night in Port Royal so we could get an early start at Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive on Wednesday morning.  As always, it was beautiful but we didn't get to see much fall color.  It is late this year.
We headed to Staunton, VA  to visit our Aunt Joyce and our Lamond cousins (my mother's side of the family).  My cousin Bruce and his wife, Linda, had us all over for dinner.  It was so much fun seeing everyone!!!  We then spent the night with Joyce and Sue.  Joyce took us out sightseeing the next day - we visited the quilt store in downtown Staunton and then headed out to the Dayton Market.  Cheryl came for dinner so we to catch up with another cousin.  It was a great visit!!!

The cousins!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This does not bode well for me, if driving in NYC is WORSE than driving in Houston. :o)