On the Road….Again!

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.

Charles Kuralt

road tripThe car is packed,

MaizyMaizy is curled on the back seat and we are ready to begin the long road to Maine.

road signsThe few times we’ve driven Houston to Maine to Houston we’ve made an adventure out of it, but this time we hit the road, kept going until we got to Rockport and didn’t see a thing.  Well, that’s not exactly true as there were hundreds of signs identifying gas stations, motels, McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, Cracker Barrel and the like.

IMG_4341The highlight of the trip? A stop at a Virginia KFC where all thoughts of healthy left my head when I learned this one still serves chicken livers. Not many people must order them because I was served enough for 3 people!

IMG_4344Short nights were spent at dog friendly and near the interstate hotels, all of which had the same breakfast menu.  I have to confess that the biscuits with sausage gravy weren’t all that bad.

road tripLong days on the road were bad enough, but when cars and trucks were lined up in an unmoving caravan for more than 2 hours things got a little testy.  We never did find out what the holdup was, but my guess is it had something to do with an 18 wheeler.  Good thing we had audio books which kept us entertained while we waited for wheels to start turning again.

Rockport HarborThe good news is the trip is over, and when we at last got to Rockport, we were greeted by a rainbow, God’s way of welcoming us home.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

20 thoughts on “On the Road….Again!

  1. We make the same trip from Texas to Maine each year also. We won’t be there until a few more weeks. I just love to get there and watch the land slowly warm up and spring turn to summer.
    Although Texas is still pretty enjoyable weatherise this week!

    1. A week ago when we arrived everything was brown and dead looking. In the last 48 hours the changes have been breathtaking. Where do you go?

      1. We go to Kennebunkport. Love Summer and Fall up there. I was stuck up there in January this year… took me a bit to get out due to the wild weather.

  2. Welcome back! Sounds like a very long trip. The Pennsylvania license plate made me wonder if you were stuck on Route 80 near the Delaware Water Gap. We often spend time in traffic there.

  3. I LOVE road trips! This sure brought back memories. You nailed it! So many good photos. Loved Maizy curled up and ready to go!

  4. Wow, looks like you have a great trip

  5. I love road trips. We have to go on them several times a year because our kids don’t live anywhere near us. Glad you’re back home safely. Love the rainbow picture!

    1. I don’t mind road trips except when the days are as long as they were this time.

  6. Thrilled you made it back to Maine safely! Looking forward to your posts! Blessings, Pam (everydayliving.me)

  7. Glad you made it safe and were able to enjoy those chicken livers!! I love audio books as well. Thought I might be the last one out there listening to them!

    1. I listen to audiobooks all the time and it’s amazing how much more “reading” I get done.

  8. Beautiful last photo and your trip story is one we have all experienced on long trips in the USA…patience, a sense of humor and books on tape are the key to success it seems.

  9. I love traveling with audio books, also. Rainbows are so special, especially when they are in your own back yard!

  10. Glad you had a great trip!

  11. Wow! It’s that time of year again? Glad you had such a nice rainbow to greet you back!

    1. A little earlier than usual. We are here for a few days, then gone for a month.

  12. Beautiful rainbow image, Lulu. Love the photo of Maizy. She looks quite comfy. 🙂

  13. I know you are happy to be in Maine but
    we will miss you in your other home town..
    Enjoy your summer.

  14. So glad that you three made it safely!

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