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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Packing Up and Heading Home

Good morning,

We are home in Ohio from Port Canaveral and I have finally had time to go through the pictures I took just before we left Freedom of the Seas and of our journey home.
We weather was gorgeous as we drove across Route 528 from the port to I-95 North.
It wasn't long before we passed Jacksonville, Florida, and stopped for the night in near Savannah, Georgia.  We literally crashed in our hotel, ordered pizza in the room, then went to bed early.
The next morning we were up early and crossed into South Carolina.
We saw the cows are still hard at work.  I love these signs. :)
This older style fire hydrant was at a rest stop in North Carolina.
The closest structure to the fire hydrant was this picnic area.  Further away was a classic rest stop building.  The weather was just beautiful, but that wasn't to last.
As we got closer to the mountains and our second stop for the night in Tennessee, the fog began to set in.
 Then came the rain.
 And, more rain.
Our second stop was in Tennessee just before Knoxville.

Yes, I know that's not a very healthy looking dinner, but it sure was good.  That's ribs and shrimp at Ruby Tuesday's near our hotel.
 The next morning the rain was on and off, mostly on.  It did clear enough to see the big green dinosaur just before Pioneer, Tennessee, where we made our usual stop at the Stuckey's Store to buy some home made fudge and check out their newest t-shirts. 
When we got back on the road, the rain was back on the road, too.
 After we crossed into Kentucky, the weather improved dramatically.  It was overcast, but dry.  Dry was very appreciated.
 Here's the first sign with Cincinnati on it.  We know we're getting close now.
 We passed the Kentucky Horse Park which was a reminder to visit there again soon.
 Before we knew it, we had crossed the Mighty Ohio River and were in Cincinnati. 

We are home! It sure feels good.  :)

I hope you enjoyed our trip with us.

All the best,


EG CameraGirl said...

AH! What a pleasure to be home again!

VP said...

I enjoyed the trip and I think I would have like even the food!

Bailey said...

Looks like even the trip home was a wonderful adventure.

Pamela Gordon said...

Welcome home Lois. What a long drive you had but at least there wasn't snow or ice along the way. I enjoyed the photos along the road and we have been to the Kentucky Horse Park in the 80's. Enjoy getting settled in. Pamela

TexWisGirl said...

i know you must feel so good to be home.

Rose said...

I don't like driving in the rain and fog...but I like photos of it. I bet it does feel good to be home!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love road trips and your pics. I bet it is nice to get back home after being gone so long.

Nedra said...

Enjoy your time at home !

KaHolly said...

Welcome home!! I sure like your header picture, Lois. So elegant, and such a clear, beautiful image. I traveled through TN once a long time ago. We passed a sign for 'Bucksnort, TN' and as it was getting late, decided to stop there for the night. I think the population was 8.