Random Thoughts from our trip:
Washington DC Metro Drivers -- Speak Distinctly!!!!
Washington DC citizens -- those round barrel things are called garbage cans -- use them.
Toll Booth Collectors -- it is bad manners to ignore the cheerful person handing you money and saying hello. I observed that the farther east one goes, the more the toll collectors need to attend Manners School.
Park Rangers in DC -- Should be Manner Mentors for Toll Booth Collectors.
Toll Roads -- SERIOUSLY?! $13+ to drive across Pennsylvania?! You should be paying us! From now on, all people from states with toll roads will need to send $$$ to me when they drive across our western states where there are no toll roads -- but if there were, it would at least be worth the money!
New York City -- WHY?! People are not meant to live like sardines -- it makes them crazy. Enough said.
Eastern Drivers -- those signs with the numbers??? Those are called "Speed Limits" and it works like this -- match the number on the sign with that thing called a "Speedometer" in your car -- the number on the sign and the number on your speedometer should roughly match.
Rude People on the George Washington Bridge -- Trying to cut in after you raced to the front of the line, passing those of us who waited our turn -- very bad karma not to mention bad manners. Thank you for not hitting me when I refused to let you in -- I do not believe in reinforcing bad behavior. I hope you are still sitting there.
Eastern Drivers -- Tailgating is dangerous. Flipping people off is childish. You all need to take a Chill Pill and relax.
New England Fall Colors -- LOVELY!!!!
On Thursday we left DC in a massive rain storm and drove to Connecticut. On Friday morning we drove to lovely and polite Rhode Island where we had a great lunch with friends, and then we met more friends at the draft test site -- this is a picture of Milo (Maize x Zack) -- he begs as much as his mom! (the camera started working again for no apparent reason!!!)
After a fast hi/bye, we went back to Connecticut to Montana Mac's country estate. His mom fed us a wonderful dinner and then we were loaded up and on our way.
We left Colebrook, CT at about 9:30 pm and drove west, arriving home in Montana after about 41 hours in the van.
We stopped halfway in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where I spent three years in my first academic position -- I have not been back in 14 years since I left and it was a bittersweet visit as I really loved it there. We walked Mac on the river trail where I used to walk my first berner, Emma, and where 6 year old Galen liked to play...
Montana Mac was an excellent traveler and is now getting acquainted with his harem -- here he is with Cadi...
Just Montana Mac...
Dear Husband just went to the store -- even though it is close, I declined getting back in the car!
Hope your weekend has been a fun one!