Addie, our female corgi, and I left town at 10a.m., heading towards North Carolina to see my two favorite girls, April and lil' Emmy. The trees are full of color, but I was surprised how many bare trees there were going through Ohio. Around Chillicothe, the flat terrain of Ohio began getting hilly and rocky, which reminded me of Kentucky. The sky was blue the whole way, and looking up, I just happened to time it so to catch sight of a brown hawk on an updraft, and was able to see his downy underside that looked so soft and plush. What a nice thing to see, on the fly! The tree covered "hills" looked like they were covered with a muted tapestry; really pretty. The Ohio River was sparkling as we crossed it several times this afternoon. There was a loaded barge floating west as we crossed in Charleston, West Virginia, where we stopped for the night, at a dog friendly Red Roof.
Onstar...what a wonderful thing; which we got in our '07 Malibu, when we purchased it this past April. There are 3 push buttons: a phone, 911, and Onstar itself, which helps you if you get locked out of your car, locates a stolen car, and can help contact police and be a friendly voice if you have trouble of any kind on the road. It's a traveling woman's best friend. Today, I had the big three working for me. Jim, on the car's no hands phone, Onstar, and Helga on the GPS. (You just talk up to the rear view mirror, and the radio quiets when a call comes in.) It takes a village, believe me, to get me somewhere, as I'm a small town gal who gets lost on major highways!