20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Time Flies From There to Here


Friday morning the sky was clear and blue and while we hated to say goodbye to our daughter and Boston, it was time to head back south. By Saturday morning we'd driven through 6 states and gone more than 500 miles. We spent the night in West Virginia and Saturday morning the snow began to fall. I-81 started to look way too much like Canada.


Thankfully, we were heading in the right direction, and by mid-afternoon the snow changed into rain.


In North Carolina the clouds parted, and we could see snippets of the sun.


What surprised us, however, wasn't the changing weather but the volume of travellers. On both Friday and Saturday traffic slowed to a crawl not once, but three separate times. The delays ate up an hour or more each day.


License plates indicated the majority of drivers were from Ontario and Quebec. Obviously, snowbirds (like us) on their way south. 


By the time we hit Georgia and Alabama, the highways were practically deserted. And of course, clear blue skies always make for a better trip!


At 5PM on Sunday we arrived back in PCB. This morning we hit the beach for a walk, and yes, I wore my new winter boots. It feels wonderful to be back "home"! 

Oh, and FYI, there's more than one reason I used the time flying pic above. On Saturday John and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. There wasn't any champagne or expensive gifts, but we spent it together and that's what counts. (Besides, who else would put up with me?!)

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