Travel-Blog #23

….or The Long Road Home.

That is, to my other home. The Northern one. Where I am right now, sitting by a roaring fire toasting my tootsies. But I will back track to fill you in.

The first leg of our return journey was from Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina. The drive was unremarkable except for one slow down due to construction. I wasn’t worried though because I knew if we got stranded we could mob this fellow:

I just hoped that this Ben and Jerry's van was pre-delivery and not on its way home empty.

I just hoped that this Ben and Jerry’s van was pre-delivery and not on its way home empty.

I liked how the van matched the t-shirt I was wearing. I got it at Universal Studios to remind me never to get on a carnival ride again. Some day, if I ever get over the trauma, I will tell you about my ‘Simpsons’ ride.

Simpsons shirtSpring had arrived in North Carolina and the flora was looking pretty lush.






DSC_0991I had never seen a fringe tree before. Their blossoms have a heavenly scent but it is so strong that we had to banish this one from the vehicle after 5 minutes.

fringe blossom

Welcome to the Carolinas:

mottoStay tuned for another ‘typical day’ at our Florida home, a visit to the National Gallery in Washington and who knows what else.

© Judy Parsons 2015 Click on any photo for a larger view.

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