Monday, December 30, 2013

And another journey is underway...

We travel to enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

We are on our way to North Carolina to see some friends and our son and his family. Yesterday we were in freezing rain most of the day. What a mess! On a typical travel day, we usually spend 6 hours or less in the car and we make a few stops. Yesterday we didn't do much except travel due to the miserable weather - I did get some knitting done. At lunch, I almost fell on the ice when I stepped out of the car. Whoosh! Last night we were at a Hampton Inn where we've stayed before. This morning we found that their normal breakfast fare now includes mini scones! For breakfast, I had oatmeal with sliced almonds and a mini scone 1/4 to 1/3 the size of a regular scone. Good!

Today we have been in mostly cloudy weather with some snow showers. We stopped at a quilt shop in Indiana - a disappointment with unfriendly clerks and not much fabric. The sporting goods store next door was much better and Ray even found something he needed!

Tonight we are in Beckley, West Virginia. When we checked in, we were offered a suite at no additional charge - nice! And  there were warm cookies at the desk. Usually they have chocolate chip but tonight there were chocolate chip and oatmeal with cranberry. Ray had the former and I had the later. Very good! There are at least 2 bus loads of kids here, probably ski trips. Glad we beat them to the cookies!

Updated 12/31/13: At least 6 buses were here - maybe more!


  1. Oooh, sounds like we need to look into staying at a Hampton Inn the next time we're traveling! I too enjoy the journey almost as much as the destination ... it's nice to have the quiet, uninterrupted time with DH ... and now that I've discovered that I can EPP in the car, I can be productive on our trips. Enjoy your trip!

  2. Sounds like your trip is improving already over the freezing rain. That's a shame that you found an unfriendly quilt shop in Indiana. I don't remember every finding one of those. Usually quilt shops employees are quilters and we all know that quilters are very friendly people. Maybe the quilters were on vacation! Have a safe trip & be careful stepping out of the car.

  3. Glad you are getting to nicer weather (I hope). It's just white here for a few days.



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