Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Road Trip Report

NB: My camera's battery ran out, so ,with the exception of the people photos, all the photos came from Google images.

On July18,  one of the other sisters and I drove out to Indianapolis Indiana -- 11 hours across Pennsylvania , Ohio, and Indiana --

 to a Daughters of Charity meeting which was held at the Marriott in downtown Indianapolis:

Stayed in this place  --- so unlike anything I am used to --- from Wednesday until Sunday. Attended great meetings and liturgies, and saw many friends from all over our Province:

Left Indianapolis at noon on Sunday, July 22, driving by myself from here on. Drove to Erie Pennsylvania --- about 7 hours--- until I was too tired to drive any further--- and stayed overnight in a Comfort Inn by the side of Interstate 90. Started out on Monday, driving I 90 along Lake Erie:
Drove I 90 across New York State to Syracuse, to Christ the King Retreat House, where I spent the next eight days in a silent retreat with about 20 of my sisters. It's a lovely spot.:

On Wednesday, August 1, I left Syracuse and continued across New York State( a four hour drive) to Adirodack NY, a village in the huge Adirondack Park . I've learned that this Adirondack wilderness is protected land ---3 million acres of it:
I stayed with my friends in their house in this beautiful country, not far from Schroon Lake , one of the hundreds of lakes in the region:
While I was there, I began to read a book about one writer and his hike from his home in Vermont to his former home in the Adirondacks. It's a beautifully written and illuminating book about the region at the present time:

Then, on Friday, August 3, I drove from there, along the scenic Rt.8 and Rt.9N, and crossed the new Crown Point Bridge across Lake Champlain in to Vermont:
I continued on this two hour drive into Middlebury Vermont, where I stayed with my cousins and visited with them and their daughter and grandchildren:
Then, on Sunday, August 5, I drove four hours south along Rt.7 through some more beautiful scenery, shouldered by the Green Mountains of Vermont
to Albany, New York, where I stayed overnight with our sisters. Monday morning, I headed back south via Rt.787, 87, 287 in New Jersey, to Rt.78 across Pennsylvania:

Seven hours later, I was home in Emmitsburg: 

1 comment:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, that is some road trip. And beautiful country all along the way. I am glad you had a great time meeting new friends and old and visiting with your relatives. I hope all is well, take care.