I arrived back home at 6:12 PM yesterday (Thursday), safe and sound, and found everything in my house exactly as I left it. Ever since the break-in, whenever I leave the house for a few days or more I feel some trepidation as I turn the key and enter. I’m not all that concerned about another burglary – after all everything that meant anything to me was taken in May of last year – I just hate the thought of the hassle, expense and clean up that would be involved in the aftermath.
I wore myself out rushing hither, thither and yon visiting kinfolk and friends and revisiting all my favorite haunts of years gone by. It was a typical vacation – in which one ends up exhausted and in need of a vacation!
I had planned to take a leisurely three day drive home and arrive today, but at some point en route yesterday I decided that I had had enough of motels – so I drove straight through. I had driven 646 miles from Rochester to a tiny town in North Carolina on Wednesday. There were quite a few slow downs due to road work but no stoppages. Thursday, I drove the remaining 787 miles to my house.
In all, I added 3,714.5 miles to my odometer on the trip. (5,977.9 kilometers)
Message to the long ago departed Dwight David Eisenhower – Thank You for the Interstate Highway System!!
During the trip I took oodles of photos and short videos – so I have much material to bore readers of this blog over multiple posts! 😉 I will need a few days, though, to edit all those treasures.
Here is a short teaser. I’m not fond of heights, so driving through mountains is not one of my favorite things. When I’m in the lane next to a steep drop off I try to avoid looking at the void. However while driving through West Virginia I saw a sign advising of a scenic view up ahead, and decided to have a look, and maybe take a few photos. Big time weenie that I am, I pulled up at least three feet from the barrier at the drop off. Try to ignore the remains of a splattered bug on the windshield.