Friday, June 27, 2014

On The Road 2

I've been absent from Friday Fave Fives hosted by Susanne for two or three weeks.  When I travel and have uncertain internet access, sometimes it just doesn't work.  But I'm back again.  Not from my road trip, back on to Friday schedule.

1.  Road trips involve long periods of enforced sitting in one spot.  For me because I'm not the primary driver of the vehicle, this can either feel like prison confinement or like extended relaxation.  I choose extended relaxation.  Mostly in the form of knitting.  I planned carefully and brought way too many several projects which were in some stage of progress.  I even made a word document on the laptop to keep myself on track.  I had fifteen projects listed and nine of them have been crossed out.  Hats, more hats, accessories for knitted bunnies.  I didn't include on the list the afghan I am making for The New Boy which is nearly finished. (Photos to come)  I am fortunate that I am one of those people who can read or do projects in a moving car.  Good thing, too, because I don't do well with confinement.

2.  We are seeing so much of the southern United States again on this trip.  California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, (Tennessee and Kentucky again), and Ohio.  What's the best part?  It's two, really.  First we love visiting new places.  So far, my favorite new spot was Santa Fe.  The colors really are the vibrant tan, turquoise and orange that you see in pictures.

3.  The other favorite part is spending time with my little ones.  Of course.

4.  Hilarious conversations.
     New Boy:  Meema, I'm an omnivore because I eat meat and plants.  Are you an omnivore?
     Me:  No, I'm an herbivore.
     New Boy:  What's an herbivore?
     Me:  I only eat plants.
     New Boy:  I'm an omnivore.  I love chicken.  Chicken makes my tummy soooo happy. {Pause}  Can we go to McD....?
     Me:  No.

     New Boy, after perusing a science/biology book:  Meema, did you know that BABIES are at the top of the food chain?  They are predators and have NO predators that eat them.

5.  Yesterday was The Professor's birthday.  He did four of his favorite activities, all in one day:  visited an arboretum, had coffee at Starbucks, wandered around a museum, and finished up the day with an outdoor play with his wife, his daughter and his grandson.

There is so much more that I just can't put in to Five Faves!  One last photo of a Florida sunset.

Happy Weekend!


ellen b. said...

You are here there and everywhere and always with your yarn and needles close by. Some things you just want to be able to count on. It's wonderful to be able to spend these great times with your grands! Love the conversations...

Jerralea said...

What gorgeous photos!

You are blessed to be able to do things in the car. I read a lot, myself. I feel for those who get sick doing activities while riding.

New Boy sounds very intelligent!

Barbara H. said...

Well, hello from TN!!So glad you got to drive through some part of it - it's a lovely state.

I'm afraid I am not a good traveler, but I am glad I am able to read in the car - it makes the time go so much faster.

Happy birthday to your hubby! Glad he got a day of his favorite activities!

Mereknits said...

It sounds like you are having a terrific time. I loved the conversation, hilarious.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That conversations is sweet and funny! He seems to be a real thinker . . . or is it just that he really likes McD??

Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Bethany said...

It sounds like you're having a great time! I was chuckling at the comments by New Boy!! He is a bright young man! I can also understand how you feel about being a passenger-- I can get a little claustrophobic myself when I'm not driving. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Marg said...

You have found some delightful moments in your road trip from your little boy... How sweet.
How's the knitting projects going?

snoopydogknits said...

Beautiful family photos Willow! There's nothing so important as family time, however far you have to travel. Glad to hear you organise plenty of knitting to keep you busy en route! Ros

Unknown said...

Ah...I wish to be on a road trip soon. It's Ramadhan here so, plenty of food and busy times too. Missing you a lot and hope to be back blogging on a regular basis. Happy weekend my friend :)

Gracie Saylor said...

Almost missed this post...but such fun to find it now and see/read about some of your trip. It is great that you could get so much knitting done while your husband drove! And New Boy's discoveries were delightful :)