Thursday, August 13, 2009

We made it!
3,100 miles, twelve new states in five and a half days, and a little bit of sightseeing all ended when we arrived at our destination a little before noon today.
Thank you all for the well wishes as we began our journey. Hubby was the 'keeper of the comments' during the trip reading each from his blackberry every morning on the road. He was also charged with being the 'Official Blogtographer' for the trip. I hope to download the many pictures that he took along the way later today.
Did you know there is a LOT of corn out there in the heartland? Miles and miles and miles and miles of corn. There's a soybean field thrown in every-now-and-again for good measure but corn is what is clearly keeping this country afloat.
Over the next few days I'll try to share some of what we saw and catch up with reading all that you have been up to - over 200 posts in my Google Reader. I may not leave a comment every place I visit, but know that I'm reading every word. There's still a lot of work to be done here. We cannot stay here in Hubby's bachelor pad indefinitely.

51 comments:

Catherine said...

I was thinking about you this morning, wondering if you had reached your destination yet! I can't wait to see your photos and hear about your new adventure!
How did Harper do on the trip?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Best wishes on your new life in the Bay State, the journey that is the rest of your life has just begun!

Diane said...

Wow, that's some photo collage. By now, I imagine you're entering the state of exhaustion. So glad you made it safely!

Quilt Hollow said...

Gosh, didn't expect a check in with us blog folks for a few more days. Always good to hear from you and to hear you at the destination! Ah yes, lots land outside of CA. :-)

~Bren~ said...

Did you see me waving as you rolled through Illinois???? So glad you are safely "home". Can't wait to hear about your new adventure.

Marilyn R said...

I am so glad you made it safe and sound to your new home! Can't wait to see the photos from your traveling adventure!

Sharon said...

Love the photo collage. Reminded me of when I criss crossed the country w/hubby in his big rig! Glad you arrived safe and sound.

Darlene said...

Welcome to your new home - glad to hear that you had a safe journey!

stitchinpenny said...

So happy that you have arrived safely. I hope the transition goes very well for you.

Carin said...

So glad you made it safe!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Welcome to New England! I've driven cross country a few times so I know how exhausting it can be. I want to appologize for the hot weather we're going to have in the next bunch of days. We've been cold all summer and you arrive and bring the heat!

Kim said...

Hey there, girl, you made it! Did you see any of our fields of Sunflowers? A gorgeous sight for sure. Good to know you made the trip with some fun on the side. Happy bachelor padding. It'll be cozy. :)

Milah said...

Hey girl, corn is my life! It pays the bills around here! ;D

Glad you made it safely to your destination. Can't wait to see your pictures.

Carol said...

Been thinking about you...glad to hear you're there safe and sound!

Mad Red Hare said...

Glad you had a safe trip. Good luck on your new endeavors.

Julie in the Barn said...

I miss you already, Libby. I sent you a little something the day you posted you were locking the front door. I sure hope it follows you across the continent. Happy New Home to you, Hubby, and Harper.

Screen Door said...

Can I email you??? I Have been wanting to chat but wooried you wouldn't get it--- Let me know...

Beth said...

I have been thinking about you! Glad you made it safe and sound, and in five days, my gosh! That's fast!

Kathie said...

glad you made it! I was thinking about you and wondering if you would be passing thru my state...
now that your there if you go over to NH there is a big quilt show this weekend!
you may need an outing!
Kathie

Cathi - Shakerwood Primitives said...

So glad you made it okay. I heard there was a lot of corn out there...haven't seen it for myself. Can't wait to see all the pics.

Colleen said...

So glad you arrived safely! And YES there is a lot of corn here in the midwest :o)

Angela said...

Thanks for letting us know you made it there safely. And as for the corn, yep it is definitely the corn not the auto industry keeping the US a'going.

paula, the quilter said...

So glad you made it safely! How did Harper fare? But you missed the miles and miles of sunflower fields; they are much nicer viewing than corn. Corn always makes me think of things hiding in the field. Brrr...

Dixie said...

Libby! So glad to hear from you. I have been thinking of you all week and checking for messages. Glad you arrived safe and sound and looking forward to more news as soon as you get around to it. Take care! Dixie

Karen said...

Hope you find a house soon and that it suits all your needs. This is bound to be an exciting time for you. New town, new house.

Barbara said...

Libby,
So glad that you had a safe but quick trip. You have been missed.
Hugs, Barb

The Quilt Buddy said...

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Have a safe trip and know that you are missed!

fivef said...

Welcome to New England, Hope you enjoy your stay. Glad to hear you had a safe and scenic trip. Linda

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad you arrived safely. That is such a neat photo collage of all the state names...DH did good!

sewprimitive karen said...

Hooray, what fun, love the Welcome signs, you get some idea of the expanse of the trip. Will be interested to hear where you stopped. How I love those fields of corn. What if you can get to that quilt show Kathie mentioned in NH!

Stina said...

Happy to hear you had a safe trip!!!! I wish you all the luck at the new place!!! Take care!!

Dianne said...

So glad to hear you've crossed the US of A without any dramas. Can't wait to hear all the details, and to learn where you eventually end up. Thanks for posting!

The Calico Cat said...

Love the conglomeration of state signs, glad you made it safely!

LyndaG said...

Libby - I'm not sure where you are located in MA but two friends from CT and I (from ME) are heading to the Quilted Crow (http://www.thequiltedcrow.com/ next Sunday for a pincushion class...if you are in need of a quilty fix, join us.

Sweet P said...

I'm happy to hear you've made it safely to the East Coast!

MARCIE said...

I just e-mailed you and it got returned. Do you have a new carrier? (I hit reply--how strange).
I love your collage! How awesome! So glad you are there and looking forward to more new! How did Ransom do on the road?

MARCIE said...

OOPS! Wrong dog. You knew I meant Harper, right? LOL!

Angie said...

Oh Libby, I'm so glad you made it safely! What a journey! :D Welcome to my 'side' of this country. :)

Chocolate Cat said...

So glad you have arrived safely. How did Harper manage the trip?? Looking forward to seeing some of those photos!

Judy said...

Good to know you made it safe and sound.

julieQ said...

I too was wondering about you. Hope you are doing great! What a journey, can't wait to see some pics.

Guðrún said...

I am glad you had a safe trip. I am looking forward to hear about the new place.

Sherry said...

Hi Libby. Glad to read you made it safe & sound. I know what you mean about corn. I have a view of a couple of cornfields from my home here in IL & we aren't on a farm. LOL Can't wait to read more & see your pics.

Lea said...

Oh, Libby, I'm so glad to see you made it!
I saw miles of corn last time we drove from TX to CA. It's very amazing sight, isn't it?
Wishing you a wonderful new life in your new home.
((HUGS))

AnnieO said...

Yes, lots of corn! My sister and I drove through many miles of it in Indiana and Illinois. Hope you saw a few rainbows and ate some farm fresh produce in the heartland!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Can't wait to see the pictures and I'm glad to hear the trip went well. Although 3100 miles is a LONG way I bet you have seen some amazing countryside along your travels.

Stephanie D. said...

Glad the Children of the Corn didn't get ya!
That's a lot of driving. How did Harper do?

Can't wait to see the photos.

How soon before the Princess comes for a visit?

Candace said...

Hooray! So glad you made it, Libby! How did Harper do on the long drive? Can't wait to see your hubby's official photos!
Cheers!

Mimi said...

Wishing you the best of luck!

Jeanne said...

I thought Harper was having a grand ole time until Day 5.

Rita said...

Now you are entering in the world of successful photography. Nice work. Just keep it on.


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