Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I can see Indiana from here!
So...after 12 hours in the car...we have arrived in Louisville!! The city just kind of sprang up out of nowhere...one second we were in the woods, the next we were in a pretty decent-sized major city!
The drive was long, but exquisite...we drove several hours through picturesque Maryland (turns out, once you get far enough from Washington, DC, Maryland is quite lovely) including The Alleghenies, which Dad has always wanted to see. Huge mountains, deep valleys, all covered in trees as far as the eye can see.
There was some severe weather along the way (Dad had to actually stop singing and talking to me, to concentrate on the road which he could barely see in front of him.) but just as quickly as the storm came, it left. Blue skies all around us. (Until the next random rain squall showed up a couple hours later)
Once, during part of the Alleghenies leg, we were in a pass cut through a mountain, and the fog was so thick, you could barely see in front of you, and it looked like there was a ceiling above us...
But generally, the weather was nice. In the pic above, you can see Dad and I having fun at what is easily the prettiest rest stop I have ever seen. And trust me, I've seen a few.
Dad and I carried on, stopping periodically to give me a break (though, I was angry and felt betrayed at the last break, since I thought we were done...I cried for ten minutes, but Mr. Lyon helped keep me calm...more on him later)
While the drive was long, West Virginia, Kentucky (both of which Dad had never been to, and was very excited to see) and Maryland were such beautiful places. We can't wait to share the trip with Mom on our way home.
Finally, we arrived in Louisville, and after having some trouble locating Mom, reunited with her. (Yes...it felt so good) she was very excited to see me, and I was thrilled to see her. She had been bragging to everyone about how awesome Dad is to make the trip, and they threw mad props to the both of us for making a difficult journey.
More on my trip as it develops!