Monday, September 29, 2014

On the road...

We are on the road again - Yay!!! We are on our way to visit our son and his family in North Carolina. We haven't seen them since January - way too long!

Note: Sorry I mostly forgot to take photos today - guess I'm really in vacation mode!

As we drove south through Illinois we saw fields being harvested and trees turning - sometimes more color in the trees than we have at home! The grass is still green but one can certainly tell it is fall.

We ate lunch in a city park in El Paso, Illinois. We sat at a picnic table in a shelter house. The area was surrounded by large, older homes - it was very quiet and peaceful. We decided that it was way too long since we'd been on a picnic. We hope to do it again soon!

We stopped in Crawfordsville, Indiana for the night, the same place we stayed last January. They have a complimentary evening meal Monday through Thursday evenings . We had no idea what the meal would be but thought we would check it out before heading out to a restaurant - roast pork loin with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, peaches, punch, and iced tea. Sounded good so we decided to eat, maybe a little too much! It was very good!

Then we decided to take a walk through a neighborhood near the motel. It was a pretty area and had nice shade trees - it was still above 80 degrees. The homes, all brick and probably built in the 70s, were all neat and well kept. Many had pretty flowers so we did stop and smell some roses.

 Gorgeous flowers on September 29!

Ray has been out photographing the sunset. I just finished binding off the body of my navy pullover sweater. I hope to work on one of the sleeves tomorrow - I can't read in the car but for some reason I can knit. I really need to show you my wheat-colored long cardigan that I finished a couple of weeks ago. But I need to take a photo of it and it is packed right now. 

We are enjoying our journey... it is so nice to be back on the road again!


  1. Sounds like a great place to stop for the night. Enjoy your visit with your family. I think you need to put Ray to work doing photo's of your projects!

  2. El Paso! I can't tell you how many times I've driven through El Paso (back before I-39 was built mostly). My sister lived in Oregon (IL) and I loved confusing people by telling them that I drove through El Paso on my way to Oregon. ha!

    I'm not quite ready to get on the road just yet ... but soon. I need to think about where we should go ... a quilty road trip sounds like fun. ;-)

  3. Glad you enjoyed your picnic! We haven't been on one in ages ourselves. Your complimentary meal in Crawfordsville sounds like it was delicious! Wonderful that you are enjoying your journey and are back on the road again!



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