Sunday, November 16, 2014

Headed West Day #7

November 14, 2014

Sorry, folks, for leaving you hanging the last couple of days. I was so confused and overwhelmed after the whirlwind tour across country that it took a while to recover.

After some time of being in one place, I began to realize something was different here. It appears “they” have unpacked (at least somewhat), and as you can tell by my relaxing picture, found a place to hang their/his hat. The travel bags are stored and she has done enough laundry to last a week (well, I suppose it did, didn’t it?!).
So thank you for following along. If we head out again, I’ll be back. Until then, I leave you with an Irish blessing for travelers:
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face [we need this one here!],
    and rains fall soft upon your field.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Headed West Day #6

November 13, 2014

We went today from Gillette, WY, to Billings, MT, and saw some very pretty countryside along the way. Like the Big Horn Mountains you see in the distance.
And this really weird thing - a fog bank. That’s what you see that looks like clouds except near the ground. Fog. Odd, yet beautiful, too.
But then when we crossed the state line into Montana, “she” missed the “Welcome to Montana” sign. She did, however, get the Visitors Center in Hardin sign. You may be able to see it’s 57 miles away, even though the sign is just past the state line. There wasn’t much to see before then except lots of land.
Finally we reached Billings. They unloaded that car they’ve been hauling, so I think we might be in our destination.
Tomorrow will tell for certain, though, since they checked into a motel tonight in Billings. Guess we’ll see.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Headed West Day #5

November 12, 2014

Well, we are in Gillette, WY, tonight. It’s officially cold! The temperature was 6 degrees when we arrived, expected to be -15 overnight. Brrr…. Think I’ll avoid the snow-angel-making tonight/tomorrow.  At least the sun was shining most of the day. Although, the scenery wasn't too exciting for a while. I thought Iowa was flat, well so is South Dakota.
Until we got closer to the Black Hills you can see way in the distance.
Oh, and “she” found out something interesting. Did you know that lotion left in a car when temperatures reach single digits freezes? Well, it does!

Two more nights on the road and they say we should reach our destination. We’ll see.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Headed West Day #4

November 11, 2014

Tonight Hitch is taking an extra rest, so I’ll catch you up. We are in Oacoma, South Dakota, near the Missouri River (just on the other side of the river and up the hill is where we are tonight):
 Six years ago we traveled this same way. After miles and miles of seeing field after field, we came around a curve and saw this beautiful oasis:
This is near the same spot today. Still beautiful, but just a little less green:
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about Hitch, he was tired from making snow angels.
Yes, when we woke this morning in Council Bluffs, a dusting of snow had visited during the night. So while hubby and I were loading the car to get on the road, Hitch was playing. Guess you’re gonna have that!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Headed West Day #3

November 10, 2014

After the Superman debacle yesterday, these people were better about letting me see some sights. We drove through St. Louis and got close to the arch. Pretty cool - see!

We also went over the Mississippi                                    and Missouri Rivers

Then we got into Iowa. I've always heard it was flat. Yep, It is!
Tonight we are in Council Bluffs, IA, just outside of Omaha, NE. They mentioned there might be snow on the trip tomorrow. Guess we ALL will see!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Headed West Day #2

November 9, 2014

One thing is for certain, this is unlike any other trip I’ve taken with these people. The last time we went across country, we stopped more often and smelled the roses, so to speak. Seems about the only time we’re stopping this time, at least this second day, is for food or rest areas. And then they often forget to let me get out and stretch.

Like this missed opportunity to have my photo taken with Superman.
Yep, a moment of humor at Ft. Massac Rest Area in Illinois.

Oh well, maybe tomorrow will be better. Tonight we’ve stopped in Mt. Vernon, IL. All seems well as we settle in for some rest and, hopefully, a good night’s sleep.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Headed West Day #1


It’s Hitch. I’m back traveling with these people again. But let me tell you, something is very different this time. Very different indeed.

Understand, these two have been to lots of places since I started hanging out with them. They even carried me all the way across the country some six years ago. But even with that six week trip, they have never packed so much stuff to take along!
They are even carrying another whole car along. What is the deal?! I’m not sure, but I heard something about a move. About a new “call” for her. A new place to live and make home.

Well, all that matters to me is that I’m along for the ride. We made it to Knoxville this first day. So thanks for checking in and I’ll do my best to keep those of you interested in this new adventure updated with where we are as we make our way west.