Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Scenery & Songs

Quick post today as I take a short break from telling tales from my vacation.  After much planning and comparing of schedules, I was finally able to get together yesterday with Princess Patti of Ansonia in the Valley to head over to northwestern Connecticut in the hopes of finding some of fall's finest foliage.

Driving South - at the speed limit!

In spite of feeling very much like Death eating a cracker on Thursday and part of Friday, I felt pretty good on Saturday morning so I donned a warm sweatshirt, filled up the gas tank, and pointed the car southwest to meet up with Patti at her humble abode to begin our "Girls' Day Out". While I was driving down Route 395, I couldn't help but notice that the foliage along the side of the turnpike was looking pretty nice so I carefully shot a couple of pictures along the way.

Heading south on Route 395
Turnpike Foliage

With my iPod plugged in to the stereo I was cruising along singing with the music while enjoying the drive when a song came up in rotation that was one of "Amanda's songs". Like a bolt out of the blue I found myself missing my former co-pilot and as I looked at the empty passenger's seat I was reminded of all the fun roadtrips that she and had taken in the past. Darn - I hate when that happens!

So, in honor of Amanda who wasn't along for the chance to look at rocks and trees (ah yes, I can hear the sarcasm all the way from Beverly!) I thought I'd post a few of her favorite songs from her favorite groups and admit that - yep - I do miss the kid from time to time!

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  1. You got some great shots on 395!

    I'm about to head out and see if I can find any colorful leaves...of course the sun has decided to hide itself. Should have gone out an hour ago.

  2. Anonymous4:21 PM EDT

    beautiful foliage. When you said "death eating a cracker" I was immediately reminded of Amanda's artwork she did for that. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  3. That last shot makes me feel like I was there, but in the passenger seat! Then instantly comes the pang of knowing I wasn't there but wishing I were.

    Of course you miss her. That's a very good thing. I assume she's coming home for Thanksgiving break?

    Big hugs :]

  4. I'm afraid I've been away from your blog for so long I didn't know she was gone away. But she is just a baby so she can't be away at college yet.

    The pictures of the foliage are really pretty.

    I like your white gauges, too. :)

  5. beautiful shots and yes, they do grow up and move on, my baby will be 40 next month!

    smiles, bee

  6. Beautiful scenery. Our leaves are...leaving. Still lotsa green around here, so I'll enjoy your view.

    Big hugss, honey...

  7. Awww I can well imagine how much you miss Amanda, especially when taking road trips. Such beautiful Fall colours. Our trees are completely bare now, no colour at all in the woods...bleck. Believe it or not, this is when I look forward to snow just so that it will brighten up the world!!!! lol xoxo

  8. wow. in the south we would call this God's country.


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