New feature: foliage photo of the day. And an update.


These oak leaves along our road struck me as weird. (Although I seem to remember seeing a few leaves turn color in that same way every year.)

The odometer on my car reads 5,600 miles more than it did four weeks ago, and I drove over 5,000 of those miles myself.

How did that happen, you ask?

  1. Round trip to Makanda IL to view the eclipse.
  2. Two round trips nearly to Wausau.
  3. Drive QGD1 to school in Boston.
  4. Visit knitbloggers in Massachusetts (Hi, Carole! Hi, Dale!!), New York state (Hi, Adrienne and Gayle!), Pennsylvania (Hi, Becky and Kat!), and Michigan (Hi, Kym!)
  5. Visit Smokey’s brother in Illinois on the way home (Hi, Bob!)
    [spend 40 hours at home]
  6. Attend the 50th reunion of the class with whom I attended grades K-9 (hi, Barb, Karen, Carol, Janet, Mary, Les, Darwin, Jeff, James, Dean, et al!).

And just because I love to drive* there will be two more round trips to Wausau later this week and another 50th reunion, this time in northern MN with my actual h.s. graduation class. All of this has been great fun (see the parenthetical greetings above) and has given me much blog fodder, not to mention fun.

Did I mention that the past month has been a lot of fun?

Okay, from the beginning.  (This is going to take multiple posts. Please bear with me.)


QGD1 and I stayed a motel and ate dinner in an apparent ghost town somewhere near Erie PA. There were more abandoned businesses than open ones. This is the motel restaurant at 6:30 pm.


Dinner at a Massachusetts McDonald’s the night before I dropped off QGD1. Pro tip: if you are looking for a good lobster roll, McDonald’s may not be your best choice. I had a better one at our county fair a couple years ago. Still, lobster.

Camnesia was in evidence on the voyage east. Those were the only photos from the eastward section of the trip. I did a bit better as the trip went on.


Dinner with Carole and Dale. Guess what? They are as much fun as she is on her blog!

* I do like to drive, but this month was a bit more than perhaps even I like.

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10 Responses to New feature: foliage photo of the day. And an update.

  1. Carole says:

    I’m glad you found us to be FUN! We think you are fun, too! It was a great night, so glad we could meet up as part of your trip!

  2. Kat with a K says:

    Damned camnesia! What a great start to your trip!

  3. Adrienne Martini says:

    I know where you’ll be next ….

  4. Kym says:

    I can personally attest that Carole, Dale, and YOU are all very FUN!!!! XOXO

  5. gayle says:

    Of course, the common denominator in all this fun is YOU! Glad I finally got to play with you in person!

  6. That’s a lot of miles… and sounds like there was A LOT OF FUN!! 😉

  7. Nicole says:

    I like to drive, too, but I think your month was overkill… though, with some good reasons, so I guess it’s okay. Still. I think I’d need to stay home for a bit now.

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