We're off again this morning, and I was reminded of something I meant to add to last night's post. I've done a trip through this part of the country (from, say, Ohio through Colorado) about 10 times in my life. The last time I did it was about 11 years ago – a trip an ex and I took to Colorado to go to a wedding of a friend of mine. I realized today that what has made this trip very different is that both of us in the car have our cell phones. So that each day our trip is punctuated by either incoming calls, or calls we're making.
OH. Kent is the home of Kent State university, the site of that infamous
incident with the National Guard killing students.
Were staying in the home of a wonderful Quaker – a free night's stay!
Very nice hospitality.
We got to swim in Lake Erie this afternoon. Yay.
Tomorrow, it's Iowa City IA, a UU B&B and dinner at Devotay, a
restaurant owned by the brother of a good friend of mine.
The road winds on….
(sorry for the lack of the usual links – I'm sending this from my cell
So, this is it. the last night I spend in the Valley, my home of 16 years. It's still hasn't completely sunk in yet – I imagine as I'm driving west it will begin to.
I'm leaving on my journey at what I like to call "the crack of dawn" tomorrow (actually, 7:30am). Our first stop is a UU bed and breakfast in Cleveland, OH. The car is packed to the gills (pictures later) and ready for the trip. I'm not exactly sure I'm ready for the trip, but I guess I'll have to be by tomorrow morning.