Traveling to Maine

Yesterday. We had a delightful, restful drive to our family in Maine.

1 (1)It was still dark at 5:15 a.m. when we left the house. We were near Allentown, Pennsylvania, on I-78 when we began seeing signs of daylight.

1 (2)There was no sunrise to be seen on this cloudy, foggy morning.

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1 (6)It was still cloudy and overcast in New Jersey.

1 (7)There was cloud cover when we crossed the Hudson River.

Actually, it is comfortable to drive on a cloudy day as there is no bright sun to deal with.

1 (8)In Connecticut. This oversize load was a bit irritating to drivers – including Cerwin – because the flag cars kept traffic from passing it for 15 to 20 minutes. We were permitted to pass when the road widened into three lanes.

1 (9)We stopped at the chapel in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, so Cerwin could clean the air conditioners. Chaplain George Freeman did not think they were working as well as they should.

1 (10)Volunteer Chaplain Warren called to say that he may not be able to get there by noon (when we arrived) because he had to take his wife to the hospital for treatment for cancer.

1 (11)Cerwin and I took time to eat a sub that we brought along from home (which we purchased from a neighbor boy – a fundraiser for school). Warren arrived just as we were ready to leave, so it was good to see him for a bit.

2We arrived at Mark and Diane’s house about 4:00 p.m. It is always wonderful to see them.

Mark left for work before everyone went to bed. He is driving semi delivering bread (and other bakery products) – from the bakery to a distribution warehouse. It is a new job for him and he was hoping to have daytime driving this week, but he now thinks it will that will happen next week.

3Elizabeth was in charge of supper – lasagna.

It doesn’t seem long ago that this house was full of children when we arrived. Now everyone is grown up. 🙂 Elizabeth and Hannah are the only two here this weekend: Josiah and Abby live in our area of Pennsylvania, Hezekiah is in college in Presque Isle, Maine, and Lydia and two friends flew to California today to visit her friends’ mother who is there for a short time studying midwifery.

I will probably post in the mornings this holiday weekend as we are here to attend Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival which is just two miles away from Mark and Diane’s house.

We took our lawn chairs there shortly after arriving and look forward to a relaxing weekend with family and bluegrass music.

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