Some of you may have read my “farewell” post on the Lake Blackshear blog Saturday morning, and if you did, you saw these lines from an Avett Brothers song:
Load the car and write the note.
Grab your bag and grab your coat.
Tell the ones that need to know.
We are headed north.
And headed north we are! We pulled out of our driveway at 9:15 a.m. – only an hour and 15 minutes later than Ted’s scheduled departure time – but hey, all we have is time. We traveled straight up I-75 for 502 miles before arriving in Richmond, KY around 5:15. We checked into the Holiday Inn Express, walked and fed the dogs, then went across the street and had a great supper at Olive Garden.
We had so much fun people watching in the restaurant – it was prom night! Ted and I sat side by side in a booth so we could face directly out into the restaurant and watch the parade of fashions (well, I watched the fashions). Beautiful girls in every color and style dress imaginable – and their handsome escorts in tuxedos with vests that matched their date’s dress. Oh my gosh – were we EVER that young? And you know how there’s always someone who has to make a fashion statement . . . that award went to the cool dude in a beautiful tux accessorized with a baseball cap. Should have looked at his shoes – I bet he was in sneakers.
After supper we took the dogs out for a long walk and found a big parking lot where we could throw the ball for Bear. His long legs needed to get stretched after all that time in the car today. We’ll hit the road Sunday morning for Whitmore Lake, MI, and I’ll try to check in from there tomorrow night. Here are a few pics from today: