a blog about my creative endeavors and life in a northern town
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It was a nice week to visit my daughter in Longview, Tx. She graduated from college and then went to Austrailia on a mission trip. She was in Australia before we reached home. We drove, go figure!
I saw many things while traveling. Flooding around Nashville was terrible. Prom mini-dresses in Longview complete with cowboy boots and crenoline, thumbs down. I saw many dead armadillos all the way north to Indiana. We called the highway the Dead Armadillo Trail. I learned all about the creatures on my smart phone, how did I live without one? I saw all kinds of truckers, restrooms, hotels and resturaunts. All great.
We stopped at Vicksburg on the way home and toured the town and the military park. It was wonderful. I shopped until I couldn't do it any more on this trip. I bought 3 yards of fabric in Longview at a Hancock Fabrics. I learned Paducah, KY is a long way from my Michigan home and I am not sure driving it myself is possible.
We hit a broken piece of concrete on the flooded highways around Nashville and got a flat tire. No injuries to anyone. My parents, son and I piled into my parents car (they were following ) and drove on . My husband caught up at the hotel. He met some very nice people in Tennesee who helped him get a replacement tire that was under warranty. Our first break down after 24 years of travelling together.
Lots of great ideas for future trips. It was a great time to see family and the University that my daughter called home for the past 4 years. I saw it last when I dropped her off as a freshman.
Now back home, to do laundry today and run errands. Tomorrow back to the old routine. I hate the first day back, it is so, well, work. :)