I can tell you I am not a boot-stomping yee-ha kind of fan of Willie Nelson, but I am in fact a fan of his well-known hit, On the Road Again.  I mean, seriously, is there any other song out there better suited for a road trip?!  I think not.  But if you’ve got some suggestions, I’m listening.

So as I sit here pondering the bittersweet fact that tomorrow (January 6, 2014) we will be hitting the road again, I couldn’t help but think of Willie.

I say bittersweet because I absolutely hate saying good-bye to those I love most in the world, but sweet because I am always excited to get in the car and set out on the road for the next adventure.  We received an invitation to visit friends, a few hours north of Washington, D.C. in Pennsylvania, but because Mother Nature has been in a wickedly cold foul mood of late, we decided it best to take a rain check and we will head south; hopefully, to a warmer climate.  Even 50 degrees sounds good about now.

The entire country is shivering with cold

The entire country is shivering with cold

We said our good-byes last night with lots of hugs, kisses and smiles and I’ll hold those hugs close to my heart until the next time we are together.  This morning we hit the road again and drove just over 500 miles – a long day – from Washington, D.C. to just north of Charleston, South Carolina.  Actually, beyond this lovely hotel room in which I am currently warm and cozy, I have no idea where we are.  We crossed into South Carolina just about dusk and as such we drove in the dark and saw nothing.

Welcome to South Carolina

Welcome to South Carolina

But, before the sky turned to inky black, we saw the most amazing sunset!

South Carolina sunset

South Carolina sunset

So here we are on the road again.  For the next month we’ll be finding our way back across country and hopefully, finding a bit of warmth as we go!

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