|A Snowy May Day|
In Late June I went on my 1st Road Trip of the summer to NY State to visit with my brothers, Eddie and Bobby, attend my Niece Kim's Wedding to see my Granddaughter Jessica. My youngest daughter Beth came with me and we shared the Driving. Her Goal was to hang out with her cousins and to see the sights of NYC. We both met our goals on the trip and it was so nice to have time to visit with my daughter as we drove back and forth. I even got to see my old high school in Elmsford NY and visited my homestead on Taxter Road. I did a lot of reminiscing on this trip.
We got back to town on July 3rd & no sooner did I get back home then I was off to a Quilting retreat here in Hudson WI sponsored by my LQS "Sew Little Time" to quilt. I was able to concentrate and finish 5 quilt tops. 4 will become baby quilts and one will be a table topper.
Then the following Sunday while a church my friend Valoriea was telling everyone about her move to Tennessee and her need for a driver. Mmmm I was thinking I would love to see Tennessee, I was retired and had no place to be at any specific time, but I wouldn't be able to drive a large moving truck nor help much with the packing & unpacking of the vehicle. After church I was talking to Valoriea and expressed my thoughts. "Can you drive a Pickup Truck?" she asked. I was sure I could if I could get into her truck. I had driven trucks off the line for Ford Motor Co when I worked there and had owned a Lincoln Navigator and drove that all over. So we went outside to try out her pickup truck. I could get into it! She took me on as her driver - she already had people coming over to pack and unpack her car. So my 2nd road trip was born, A working road trip for me.
I was talking with my daughter Nancy about my trip and she was also leaving to go on her Camping Road Trip with her daughter Zuri at the same time. "Say Mom if you can meet me in Nashville on the 8th of Sept we could drive home together. Wow. I was sure that would work and it did. I was able to get into Nashville a couple of days early and enjoyed some down time before meeting Nancy and Zuri at the Nashville KOA Camping Cabin.