Thursday, November 29, 2012

Almost Home

We're spending the last night of the trip in the first place we staying over a week ago - Paducah, Kentucky.  If all goes well, we should be picking Mama up in Birmingham tomorrow afternoon and arriving home before dark to an excited puppy and a noncommital cat who will pout for a couple of hours and then accept us back home.

I dropped my camera when we stopped for lunch in Oregon, and it worked for a day but then gave me bad messages, so I had to drive through the most beautiful scenery without my camera.  Mike had his, and he took lots of pictures, but I'm not familiar with it.  Maybe we'll get a new card or whatever or maybe a new camera - but I liked my old one!

I took this while we were stopped somewhere in Illinois for a McDonald's ice cream cone.  On our trip in April, we got one almost every day, but we realized today that we had not had one at all.  Not counting the Baskin-Robbins Jamoca Almond that I had in Idaho - the VERY best.  The weather may have had something to do with choosing coffee over ice cream.

This is the only pretty sunset we saw all trip.  I was using Mike's camera and was able to zoom in enough to get rid of some telephone poles.  It looks like a forest fire.

Maybe I'll get organized and get the Colorado pictures posted this weekend.  That is where the word "awesome" is so appropriate.


  1. I hope you're stopping by here before you leave Paducah...

  2. You don't know how painful it is to spend the night ACROSS THE STREET from Hancock's and not go. Last week, we got in late and left early. Last night, I was just too tired. If it opens at 8:00, we'll stop; otherwise, I have to pass it by. The only other time we were there was last year during the National Quilt Show (accidentally), and that was quite an experience. Mike got a little scared of the quilter frenzy and buses unloading hundreds more people. A little overwhelming, to say the least. Thanks for reminding me. I haven't spent one penny on fabric this trip.

  3. Pretty sunset...sorry about your camera.