Monday, October 26, 2015
We didn't get off by 6 as planned, but by the time we pulled out at 9:30 the traffic around Boston had died down and we headed west with optimism and enthusiasm. The day was perfect: blue sky, brilliant foliage, moderate traffic. We took a route which had been a staple among our many trips west in the past, but which we hadn't done for a long time. We crossed Massachusetts, Connecticut, the Hudson and a bit of New York on our way to Pennsylvania. As we crossed the Appalachians the hills turned to valleys, and the vistas widened as we approached Ohio. It was dark under a full moon as we arrived at Karen and Mack's place. It was 12 hours after we left which included stops for fuel, food, and switching drivers. We were pretty pleased with the start of our long drive.