Monday, May 28, 2012

Cross country

Baby, if you've ever wondered/wondered whatever became of me...

Packing and loading have been successfully completed, and we're now on to Phase 3: driving cross country to Boston for a visit before heading overseas, dropping in on various people along the way. We left Missouri yesterday heading east, and crossed Illinois and Indiana; then stopped overnight in Louisville, Kentucky to catch up with friends we haven't seen since we were all living in England 13 years ago. Then today, after a leisurely and tasty breakfast, we turned northeast and trekked across Kentucky and Ohio, a corner of northwestern Pennsylvania, and into upstate New York, stopping for the night in Buffalo.

Breakfast was the high point of the day, eating-wise; if you want to eat well on US road trips, you either really have to do your homework before setting off, or else be prepared to wander off the beaten path. I ran out of time to do the homework, and with 500 miles to cover today, there wasn't much wiggle room for wandering. Luckily the schedule eases up from tomorrow, so I'm hoping to have some eating adventures to report soon. Until then, I'll be relying on the Mother of All Road Trip Food Bags to provide treats. 


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