Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Road Pics

We got in just last night.

Three days on the road. And because we wanted to visit a friend in Indianapolis, the journey back was a bit longer than the trip out-- 1,340 miles.

But yes, we are finally home.

There's so much unpacking, laundry, and just general resettling to do that it's hard to think of what to write here.

I did, however, want you all to know that we're back. That Christmas and the subsequent days of visiting, and eating, and well, yeah-- lots of eating -- were grand.

For now, in leu of a fun, interesting post describing our adventure, I'm sharing a few snaps-- all but the first taken from the car on our journey home. You see, we'd never driven a southerly route back from Boston, thus we'd never seen Southern Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and the Ohio valley. (I wish we'd had time to stop so that I could have photographed them properly!)

Oh, and before the photos, just wanted to mention that it seems I've been tagged.... twice. First, several weeks ago by Julia, then while I was away, by Violet. Of course, I will rise to this tagging (sorry for the tardiness, Julia), and post five random facts soon...

In the meantime, I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday, and that blood sugars weren't too crazy (though, not surprising, we had our fair share of this). I look forward to reading about everyone's holiday exploits.

It's good to be back.

The view from a window in my sister's house
the morning of our departure from Boston.

Until then, we'd had no snow during our entire visit.

Hours later, driving through the mountains of
Southern PA, a noticable absence of snow...

Green grass? On January 1st?


Sunset over Southwestern PA,

Driving into a storm about 40 miles outside
of Indianapolis

Sun setting just beyond the storm's center

Driving across Indiana and Southern Illinois,
I heard David Byrne singing over and over...

We’re on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin’ that ride to nowhere
We’ll take that ride


Nicole P said...

Welcome Back, Sandra. I've missed you... Will be looking forward to your next post.


Tekakwitha said...

Looks like a beautiful drive!


Jamie said...

Welcome back! The pictures are beautiful. It's weird for me to see pictures of places with no snow right now. That sure is a long drive you all had .... have fun doing all the laundry and settling back in at home! hee hee

Ellen said...

Welcome back!! Fabulous pictures. That storm was really something! And from Florida, I particularly love the first pic of all the snow...forgot about what it looks like.

Vivian said...

Yea!!!! Sandra is back!!! You were very missed. I am glad you are safe and sounds like you had an awesome visit. The pictures are wonderful. Back to reality and all that goes with it, huh?=)

Kassie said...

Welcome back! I was thinking of you during our holiday trip to NH. Those are some great pics!

Penny said...

Nice to have you back. You've been missed. I'm glad you had a safe trip. The pictures are beautiful.

Kerri. said...

Glad you're back!

Andrea said...

Just want to echo the others and say "Welcome Back" :) . Sounds like you had quite a trip! Hope you enjoyed it, but glad that you are home again and posting.

Tiffany said...

Glad to have you back Sandra! Thanks for sharing those great pictures with us.

julia said...

Welcome back, Sandra! Fabulous pictures. Did you wave on your way thru Sturbridge?

Sandra Miller said...

Thanks for the warm welcome back. I missed everyone here as well.

And yes, Julia. I did wave when we drove through Sturbridge :)

Erica said...

Wow those pictures look like postcards!

Welcome back :-)

Johnboy said...

You are quite to photog, Sandra. So glad you guys had a fun trip!

Vivian said...

Well, since you have not posted your acceptance speech and award I guess I will post it here. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
You are awesome.