Monday, June 16, 2008

208257.5












The odometer on John’s 1987 Jeep Cherokee read 208257.5 as he left this morning for St. Charles, MO. Who knows if it will make it back to Florida? I just hope it makes it to St. Charles.
It is 69 degrees this morning in St. Charles. It is 81 degrees here. And, as you can see, John decided against bringing his motorcycle.

Last night we reminisced some about the first time we set out on an adventure like this, with John going first and me following a couple of weeks later. Winter: 1973-74. We hadn’t even been married for a year and were living in Haverstraw, NY when John was sent to a job – the Duane Arnold Energy Center - near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Funny how many details we have forgotten. But we do remember how we welcomed the clear air and open land of the Midwest – and how much fun it all was.
Update: John called from Chattanooga, says that his is the oldest car on the road.

4 comments:

Jonathan Felsen said...

Look forward to more pictures. I hear the Ozarks are nice there.

beth said...

Thanks for your comment, Jon. I hope that you and Heather can check the site from India!

Have a wonderful trip. Our love goes with you!

Jane said...

Journaling the journey; great idea, Beth!
As I told John a few days ago, I loved St. Charles when I was there for several school related meetings.
I hope you like it as much as I did.
I'm looking forward to your comments and photos.
Jane

beth said...

Thanks, Jane. I'll be sure to post lots of photos, and, as usual, I'll have a lot to say :-)