Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On the Road

Okay, enough of winter for me.

I packed up the car and hit the road, heading south.  I spent Monday with my daughter and grand kids and left from their house on Tuesday morning.

I will spend the night in a hotel in northern Virginia and then head to my brother's in North Carolina.

It looks like I might not outpace the storms that threaten the southeast this weekend, but I will give it a try.

The 500+ miles I put in today were relatively smooth, except for the mountains between  Scranton and Harrisburg, PA.  It rained and helpful signs (when I was right on top of them) informed me that I was in a fog-prone area.  Right--might not have noticed otherwise.

Have they kicked out St. Christopher?  The  one who was supposed to protect travelers?  I think I heard that some years ago.   Well, my dad was not a saint, but he was a good driver.  I have long conversations with him whenever I am driving any distance or driving in bad weather, and I definitely feel he is there watching out for me every time I am in a car.  Thanks, Dad!

15 comments:

  1. Good gosh! You are so brave, Olga. Please stay safe. 500 MILES? Wow!

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  2. Sending you good thoughts. Drive safely.

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  3. Wow. You have put some distance between yuou and winter already. Stay safe. Keep talking to Dad.

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  4. Oh, yeah. Really, really good that those "fog" signs are there. [sigh]
    Never mind outrunning the storm, just go safely and steadily, and enjoy the trip.

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  5. Well you got the worst of the weather behind you, at least in the white stuff. Hopefully today will be good driving. This time of year I like driving in cloudy weather, the sun lays too low. Have a safe trip.

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  6. Be safe in your journey and enjoy that sunshine while we freeze! They kick out saints???

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  7. Gee, I give you credit for driving that long distance -- unheard of in Hawaii as we sit on a mere rock in the Pacific Ocean. Lol. Drive safely.

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  8. I do so hope you outrun all the weather problems. You will be there in no time at 500 mile clips. Have a safe trip and hope your toes are in the sand soon.

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  9. Lucky you, you'll be in the warm sun in a couple of days, Meanwhile, it's always good to have a copilot.!

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  10. I am glad you have your Dad to watch over you and good places to stop along the way. That is a very long trip for you to make by yourself. Thank goodness you have a cell phone!

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  11. I don't mind driving by myself long distances. You'll be in the warm before you know it.

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  12. St. Christopher was not kicked out. He was simply downgraded on the Liturgical calendar to a minor saint, which means his feast day, July 25, is no longer officially celebrated. This was done to clean up a very full church calendar. Individual parishes are given the choice to celebrate his feast day and many do. But . . . talking to your Dad seems to be doing the trick to keep you safe as you travel. I wish you all the best as you continue your travels.

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  13. I was wondering when you were going to migrate South again. I hope you have a glorious time there keeping warm! Merry Christmas!

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  14. I'm apparently several days behind in reading. Hope you have/had safe travels!
    Enjoy your visits along the way.

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