Saturday, August 30, 2008

There and Back Again

No. 1 is well ensconced in college for year three. Good it was to spend time - just the two of us. Much done, good daddy deeds (shoe rack mounted on door, curtain rods up, and special lighting installed).

And, I was able to devise a more scenic, more relaxing, and (indeed) friendlier route from here to there. The "usual" route involved getting on the interstate, drive to Memphis, turn right, then left. Park. The new and improved route does take a bit more time (but not too much) and is only 10 miles longer. It goes through two gorges, past at least three dams, over some really neat bridges, and a stop-over on the way. That was the best part.

RayBob kindly invited me to stay over at his Little House which is close-enough-to-half-way betwixt here and there. What a wonderful man! Kind hospitality, great conversation, and more! A man of deep spirit, easy manner, and great handsomeness, too!

It made for good preparation for and decompression from the drama of the college delivery.

Thanks, RayBob bear for your kind hospitality, warm friendship, and loving spirit.

7 comments:

Lemuel said...

It sounds like a nice trip for your good deed.

You choice of an alternate route took me back just a few years to my last son to attend college. He went to a school in New England and reason said to take a given route - direct and over interstate. It was a bear (not the good kind ;) ). We took an alternate route that looked out of the way. It was a few miles longer, but was actually quicker PLUS it was more scenic and relaxing.

BadgerBear said...

Thank you for that kind mention! I had fun hosting you and I'm glad you got to enjoy my favorite way through the mountains. (I recka-nize that bridge, by the way!)

manxxman said...

Either Badgerbear needs to move closer to your mountains or you to his.......

Topper said...

A new route and a new adventure. For your #1 a new school year brings new adventure. You had an adventure getting her there and getting home. What fun!

daveincleveland said...

glad everything went well and glad you are blazing new trails in your journey...perhaps cleveland someday......

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Glad you had a good time together with kidling #1.
Also happy to hear you have a buddy to share stuff with and found a more scenic route to travel.

Derek said...

Sounds like you had a nice trip. Time with a friend and your daughter #1.