Saturday, October 18, 2008

Road Trip

When my brother and I were young our family would often take Sunday drives. We road along in the backseat of the old Chrysler, eating cookies with pink icing, as Dad drove with no particular destination in mind. We all looked forward to drives in the country, dreaming about which farm we would buy if we had the money. I was always on the lookout for horses.

Even before the current surge in gas prices, driving for enjoyment had become unheard of for most Americans. Somehow we all became too busy and well, too driven, to take a ride to no place. We shifted to lives that move in fast forward rather than slow motion.

I am happy to drive less, to conserve energy and to do my part to cut down on green house gases. I've been combining trips and putting as few miles on the odometer as possible for too many years to know.

Today, however, was different. I took my mother on an outing, a road trip to enjoy the reds, golds and oranges of autumn. Mingo Creek Park in Washington County was our first destination. We then let the road and our desires tell us which way to turn. We had a great time! And, I took a lot of photos. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by.


Kylee said...

Oh my goodness, Kathleen, just pretty, pretty, and more pretty!

Sheri said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the ride in the country. Gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, friends, for joining us our our ride. Mom and I had a good day!

Cindy said...

I'm so glad you dropped by Rosehaven Cottage so I could come by and "meet" you! The photos in this post are wonderful. I really enjoy the one of the leaf floating on the water. So beautiful!


Kathleen said...

Cindy, I'm so glad you dropped in and that you like the photos. I'm partial to the leaf on water too.

Baker Watson said...

It's great to take a nice leisurely drive to no place in particular and feel free to stop and enjoy the views and get a few great shots at the same time. I know your mom must have enjoyed it.


Kathleen said...

Hey Baker,
We were driving ALL day and Mom loved every minute. :-)