Sunday, September 13, 2009

road trip survival

Driving thousands of miles does take a certain amount of fortitude and if you are lucky you have a real compatible mate in your vehicle. That was certainly true for me, we spent 4 days in constant close proximity with nary a squabble. A couple other things that helped make the adventure even more fun:
knitting! Even though I have never been able to read while riding in the car, I seem to be able to keep my needles moving without nausea, as long as the road is not curvy. And since we were mostly on very long, straight stretches of roadway, I got plenty of daylight hours to knit. I produced this little stocking cap, which is minus the tassles on the end of the cords and hasn't been washed and blocked yet. Made from a washable wool sock yarn, I think it is called Online Supersocke 100. The pattern was a free one I picked up at Joann's. I've been trying to find a link to the pattern for you, but no luck so far. It's a pretty standard stocking cap, with a seed stitch border.
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte--grande soy no whip cream to be exact, once a day makes a good dose
recorded books--T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton and The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille
Ritz crackers--very good for munching, although I do need to get the vacuum out to the car now to clear up the crumbs!
Tom-Tom--helps find hotels , restaurants and Starbucks near exits
And that's how we found pleasure on I-80!

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Sounds like you guys had a good trip home. Hard to believe you guys will be back out here in Cali in only 2 weeks! Are you relieved to be taking the next cross country trip via airplane?
See you soon!