Robyn retired in April 2016 and started her great adventure to New York in May. The following are images that she shared along her journey. bottom of page
...lost an earring, wacked my bumper...still smiling, so all is well. - - My Plus 1
Petrified wood...didn't fit in the car, so no souvenirs
That was one hell of a tree
Looks like a road to nowhere
Yeah...let me know who is gonna walk out over the cliff...then again, there is always someone...
Formations are called tepees
Can't capture how vast all this is with an iPad
Ok, so you can find anything on RT 66 ... check out the pay phone and the lighting over it.
I just got gasoline, passed on the 30 pack of busch's...maybe tomorrow....
Wonderful Friday the 13th...stayed in the historic old town district in Albuquerque all afternoon.
Tomorrow is my long day...8+ hours on the road
If you get a pic it will probably be of me, horizontal with the boy, in the bed after all that driving
It was that or Amarillo, Texas...nope
Church in Old Town
My dinner view at the Church Street Cafe...hollyhocks and prickly pear cactus
Remy's vantage point
NM style...left to right...chips/salsa...a relleño, cheese enchilada con chili verde,
vegetarian tamale, calabacitas, frijoles ....
couldn't take a picture the sopapilla cause it was covered in honey...and so were my hands! Shame on me
Wonderful to know that even though I'm traveling we are all looking at the same moon
Remy at a blue grass concert in the plaza this evening
Bed hog boyfriend
no pictures sent from day three
Traveled from Oklahoma City to Springfield Missouri...great day...
Remy loved the ride through the countryside,
the cave (we got to sit in the lead jeep) and a visit to the bass pro shop (hey, it's the biggest in the US)....
This is the country road leading to Fantastic Caverns...Amalia & Dominick would love the roller coaster ride these babies can give!
Very picturesque scenery...drove for an hour all around just enjoying...
Ceiling of the cave with stalagtites forming from cracks to the surface
Looking back to the room we just drove out of
Another ceiling...there was one tiny little bat up there but he was so little didn't show up...
Columns with flow over them
Too much rain to sit in a big city hotel, or take the river boat cruise...oh well
so, we blasted past St Louis and ended up in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Now more than half way through the trip east. Set up to stay in Zanesville, Ohio tomorrow night
and then a couple of days in Amish country
Driving east on I44 past the Gateway Arch
About 200 miles left
Third day of rain, grey skies, and long drives. I'm in Amish country and hoping for some sun tomorrow...
I've been spoiled by beautiful, clear blue Arizona skies and warm weather...my hands and feet are frozen with 45-55 degree, wet days...
After a week on the road I am getting a little weary/lonely...miss my crew... but excited to be having this new start and, hopefully, some adventures!
Today's highlight...a billboard that said, "Lust will take you to Hell".....I felt grateful that I packed all my summer clothes!
...hurray...just what I needed! There is even some warmer weather...I can do 60's!
I'm off to see Bird in Hand and enjoy Intercourse and possibly Passion....with the first two I'm sure the latter is inevitable,
they're all around the same area (sorry' but this cracks me up)... Pics tonight for sure!
200 miles left
Had a great day in Lancaster County. In and out of little towns, backroad driving, blue skies,
and more acres of open fields ready to plant than I could have imagined...beautiful and serene.
Leaving tomorrow to drive the last 200 miles to Long Island...not so serene, but what I've wanted and waited to do for a very long time.
Have already put on about 2300+ miles since last Thursday.
What a wonderful start to my next adventures and a reminder that I/we can do anything we set our minds to!
Thanks for taking the trip with me...and for the notes and calls that kept me company just when I needed it...love to you all
Loved seeing their "plain" clothes hanging out to dry
...I hope not!
What is it with the gas station names out east? David...this is as bad as doodie food!
Highlight of the trip...that's my buggy and that's Charley ...the engine that took me on a 1.5 hour ride around in and around Amish country
...I hope to hear his soft clip clopping when I climb into bed tonight
That's Earl...he owns Abe's Buggy rides in Bird in Hand
...along with the ride, he shared his Amish background, pointed out their farms, schools, homes, etc
and talked about the changing church, the future for their culture, the Mennonites,
and even laughed about the town names and where some came from.
He brought me to a milk farm, a goat farm for cheese, and a few farm stands for yummy fruit...
Remy was great. He loved the ride, behaved when I got out at stops, and made friends with Charley
A one room school house for all grades up to 8th
And a stream runs through it
Window of the buggy making the perfect frame for a big milk farm...anyone know what they store in the silos?
Yes...a camel...they milk them, too
Isn't this a great looking turn in the road
What can I say...
clematis for Barbara and Bob
By the way, these were at Lupe's - a Mexican gift shop - along the way
....there's a story (isn't there always) about how Lupe ended up in PA....and how I ended up in her shop...that's for next time
Why did the buggy cross the road....
End of the Road
The pics will tell the last leg of the story...but here's the rest...
On the Jersey side heading toward the Lincoln tunnel
Aha! A sure sign we are getting close
There's the NYC skyline from New Jersey
Traffic headed into the tunnel
Creepy to think this little thing is under water
Oops...missed my turn looking at the buildings and had to drive from here through the city to get to the queens midtown tunnel
See...some green stuff in manhattan
I was supposed to be to David by 4 pm...every few minutes the GPS added more time...
You can see above that it's 4:16 and the previous picture says my ETA is now 6 pm
And another tunnel to the Long Island Expressway
Hey...what are the chances...
Wonderful travel across the country and a safe arrival
Summer in New York
Just what I needed... ....an Italian bakery open till 9 pm... - - zoom
Remy on a beach in Northport
In TIck Central...a yard in New Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving back from Jersey last nite (June 7)
Wine on the deck - - - zoom
Adding color to my view
The graduate at Lincoln center - - - zoom
Selfie at a car show with another Delorean owner
"Here it is (the story)....arrived on 5/20, stayed at David's for a week, moved over to Barbs and fell down her stairs (wood, slippery and didn't pay attn on the way down)...didn't swell up but hurt like hell and after three weeks finally saw an orthopedist... he said it was too late to do much since I'd been on it, so I will go back in a few more weeks for follow up X-rays...meanwhile. I have a broken fibula...ugh"
broken fibula - hi res
Missing you all
"Missing you all... have had a few hiccups (like my broken fibula) but am getting back on track and will do better keeping in touch (even if it's just with pictures). Having a good time meeting new people and easing back into this new and single life. I'm Robbie here and not a widow...which has lifted a lot of heaviness from my heart. Have been to my Empress diner twice...had rice pudding and more...delicious and just what I needed. David feeds me endlessly but the scale has gone done...the excitement of being with my family, Barbara, and new people have helped me focus on something other than food for a change...lol (though I do miss Shelly/Jalal's incredible cooking). Once my leg is better I hope to be walking, dancing, playing etc....I hope it's soon, but may have set it back a bit Friday nite kneeling... woke up Saturday morning all "secrucheta" again...getting new X-rays in two weeks...hoping for happy patellas... Be healthy, safe and happy...sending my heart to you all..."
Remy with my other roommate at Barb's... Matt...so grateful he loves the boy
(and wants me out of the house so he can have him for himself)
Lightest of drizzles this morning...actually washed my car in it at 630 a.m.
('Cause never in my life have I seen so much bird poo land on one car...)
Sending you this beautiful, dew covered hibiscus flower...
We are all so blessed to have each other...
Can't play on it alone...awaiting the yin to my yang (yang to my yin?)
Who remembers the Xmas ornaments I made 40 years ago? Barbara, of course.
Santa lost an arm and some toes...but she kept him! Now he's gone, but not forgotten...
see, doing my job here...tossing her old, extraneous things out...lol
Left above: Me, today...but since Tuesday's are my scheduled "mindful/growth days" I should be out of this box by sunset...
Right above: Somebody loves me...volcano hair and all...
The outdoor concert and fireworks last night July 12) were excellent.
Barbara and Robyn - hi res ............................ Brother n Sister - hi res
David's tesla with his idol ........................................... Me & a new Tesla X model - hi res
Disco Concert with Barb
A Year Later
Robyn and Larry at a Poodle Breakfast in October 2017 - full picture
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