This driver amused us for many miles on our drive home from Virginia. One of her stickers said,
:I Knit So I Won't Kill People.
I tried to show her I was knitting as we passed her, but I she was looking the other way.
While I was away, a dear friend and vet tech Jamie,
took care of Pie. Pie is still tiny and not integrated into the house here.
She needs to learn the house room by room.
I knit her dog, Chico, a Linus sweater while we were on the road. (Beatles wanted to be on the blog post so he is sitting by the sweater.)
The trip involved some knitting and some ripping.
More knitting than ripping.
Here are the stats:
*Drove 15 hours 45 minutes from Suffolk Virginia, to Chicago with Fireman. We took turns, traveled safely and napped in the back seat while the other one drove. We averaged 65 mph.
*We saw a huge dead black bear on our side of the highway in Virginia. Poor beautiful bear, poor driver of the vehicle that hit it....
*We packed our sandwiches and never did a McDonald's stop the whole way. This is a huge first for us. I maintained my SODA free streak.
I nearly caved twice, but I persevered.
*We stayed at the Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville and it was so very nice. I call it the Kohler of Virgnia.
*The Blue Ridge Mountains are beyond pretty.
*It is a little daunting when the cell phone maps director says, "Drive for 188 miles then turn left"
*we had a display of fireflies all along the roadside once the sunset on Sunday. It was magical.
There's no place like home.
(Road trip reports anyone?)