My babe asked me, "Do you want to go on a road trip?" to which I immediately replied, "What did you buy?" He just smiled and said "A wave runner, but it's a special one!" I quickly found out it's in Michigan, outside of Detroit. "And while we're at it," Scott said, "how about we swing up and say hello to mom and dad and bring up his blueberry bushes." Plus, it was Dad's birthday on Sunday. There was one small (big) factor...Scott's truck was getting a new transmission and at the last moment we learned it wouldn't be ready and this was our only weekend available with our schedules. God is so good and gave us the go ahead as a friend and co-worker of Scott's lent us his truck. Wow, we were overwhelmed. We left Friday night and drove into Virginia where we spent the night at a hotel. We called Perry the next day to say we were heading to NY and he just happened to be in Oley, PA at a antique Harley Davidson show at the fair grounds. We met up with Perry and spent a couple hours looking at old Harleys (totally a man's world!). The most memorable part of the trip was the drive back to mom and dad's using our "Garmin" road map. Scott took the lead where our Garmin led us through small towns in PA, taking the long way to the interstate. I got so tickled as I knew Perry was shaking his head at this Tennessee driver. We finally made it to the Littles where everyone was waiting. Dad had a nice homemade dinner for us and afterwards we all sang happy birthday to him. What a blessing to have everyone together for Dad's 79th birthday. We left the next morning and drove through western New York, through Canada and into Detroit. We spent the night at the Embassy Suites with a beautiful waterfall and river through the hotel! Next day we picked up our wave runner and drove home. We had the best time together and I was so glad I went along. The truck ran great with no problems and we have lots of memories to look back on.... including driving 2038 miles in three days. I know it meant so much to mom and dad to see us. We love you all. Life is never boring with my babe!
A lock on the Erie Canal
Waiting to get into Canada