So glad to be here. I have to say it was the easiest drive, with no road stress until we hit Gary, IN. Then we had to deal with traffic, switching highways and a few crazy drivers. Through it all the girls were amazing. We watched the changing landscape, trading the rolling hills of PA in for the flat farmland of OH. I have never been west of PA in a car. Just this weekend I realized how sad this is. I have never driven through our amazing country. Even through my girls are still young and I still get the occasional, bored cry, I think they will remember this trip always. They saw their first freight train (we see many Amtrack and Metro North trains daily, but never freight). We were amazed at how long they are! We saw what looked like a bison farm. I can’t confirm this, but the animals certainly did not look like cows! We saw a gorgeous farm filled with various fruit trees. It made me want to pull off the highway and wander through the countryside asking the questions that were inside my head.
|Ohio has the best rest areas ever!|
I am thoroughly enjoying this time with my girls. I marvel at mature they can be. They received a compliment from the hotel staff for their behavior at breakfast. Last night at dinner my friend served delicious gluten-free meatballs and pasta. Normally my girls don’t like the sauce but they did not complain, they ate it graciously! I was so proud of their manners and their willingness to step out of their comfort zone.
Lilah wants our next trip to be to Niagara Falls. I told her we can make this happen. Only we will wander. If I see a tourist trap or a sign for an interesting restaurant, I want to stop. I think it will be easier to do that on shorter trips, especially if Greg is with us. I could not do it on this trip because I wanted to be at our destinations before nightfall.
|freezing cold in IN but we are still silly!|
Now we are here and our adventure will continue.......the girls love reconnecting with their friend and I am having the time of my life with my friend’s adorable three year old son. I could just take him home with me!