All day yesterday, my phone beeped every few minutes. Well, not that often, because they are covering some big states. However, the messages and photos came in like crazy in this modern age of telecommunication. There were seven of us on the party line, so at times it was confusing. My daughter was sending group messages and all of us were responding. We told he to stay in touch every mile of the journey.
My daughter and two granddaughters are making a road trip from the East Coast to the West Coast, stopping in Denver to hook up with their oldest sister, then visit a few national parks before they head down to San Diego to visit uncle and brother, nephews and cousins. Next they will drive the length of California before returning the rental car and heading home via plane from San Francisco.
Before I had a stroke eight years ago, I made these kinds of trips all over the US…all my life, beginning in the 1940s when I was a child, until the early part of this century. Over fifty years of traversing the USA. Sometimes it was by train, mostly it was by automobile, later by plane. These days, it’s by plane most of the time. The USA is a big country after all.
Below are some of the photos from yesterday when they left Charlottesville and headed west. I think I got them in the right order. The river is the Ohio. (follow the girl in the orange shirt)