Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Neither here nor there


Katie here, continuing my travelog. Mama and I are headed home to daddy, and today is our second day of driving. All day. Yesterday I wasn’t very good about being in the car for so long, but I can explain!

Which looks better? Me or the mountains?

No one told me that we were driving home! I thought we were just going to the beach or the park and I didn’t understand that I’d be cooped up in the car all day! So I kept asking mama if we were there yet and by the end of seven hours she was about over the whole travel with Katie-girl thing.

So she says.

What a pretty day to travel!

Today I was a lot better, though by the last hour I did throw a bit of a fit. After all, my supper was more than 2 hours late! I had to remind mama that it was unacceptable to hold up a princess’s supper.

Anyway, we drove a little bit of the Blue Ridge Parkway on our way north. Not a lot of it, mind you, cause mama is on a mission to get home, but we got to see a little bit of it. She loves the layers of blue.


Me too, I could sit and look out over the view for a long time. Or until someone gives me a biscuit.

Enjoying the view.

Speaking of which, I’ve been snacking on treats Reilly’s mom packed for us. My guy even gave me heart biscuits! He’s a special guy, my Reilly.

Thank you Reilly sweetie!

Mama is really enjoying watching spring unfold all over again. It was spring weeks ago in Alabama and now that we’re in Kentucky we get to see the redbud and dogwood trees blooming all over again.

Isn’t this pretty?

And the deciduous trees are just budding out, with red and peach and orange and lime green making the mountains just glow in the sun. Mama couldn’t get a good picture of it cause she was driving. But the image below she took when we were at the Kentucky welcome center. The trees were on the other side of the freeway, and the light wasn’t as perfect as she’d seen when she was driving, but you can kinda see how beautiful it is here this time of year.

Can you see all the colors ?

Tonight mama is worried and is watching the weather channel. It looks like tomorrow we’ll be driving right into a bad storm. She can’t decide if we should get up early and try to beat the storm home, or if we should stay here for another night. But she says it would probably be two more nights because Saturday afternoon all the way into Sunday looks bad.

I don’t know what we’re going to do. Mama says we should get some sleep and see what tomorrow looks like. I personally think we should go back to our lake house, but mama says she has stuff to do in Michigan.

Glad we had a good day, cause tomorrow is going to be different.

Stuff to do? I thought she was retired!

Signing off….your travel guide Katie-girl.

Just another photo of me. Mama just won’t quit.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

19 thoughts on “Neither here nor there

  1. Waiting until tomorrow is probably good. I don’t like driving in storms, and Mama might have things to do, but you know what? I bet if she doesn’t get home till a couple days later, they’ll wait for her. Tell her better safe than sorry is good.


    • After watching the local Lexington KY weather we decided to make a run for it. They were going to have a decent Saturday but the weather was going downhill Saturday afternoon and by Monday they were predicting snow. We made it all the way home, the first hours dry, the last four hours with rain. It’s sleeting here, and the roads are closed due to ice. Glad I made it home before all that started!

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  2. Your supper was two hours late?! Oh, Katie–even I would be upset about that. I think you were OK there. Reilly gave you heart-shaped cookies? Oh, he is a keeper, for sure! Storms can be super dangerous, so I am with Mama on waiting it out. Driving through one of those could be scarier than supper two hours late. Hang in there, Katie.


  3. yeah, we’re probably getting part of the same storm here. So I say stay put where it’s spring, Katie, and play it safe. isn’t your mama an adventurous soul to be driving from one end of the country to the other? Such a beautiful country it is, too.


  4. Safe travels! I love seeing all of the pictures of your stops along the way. 🙂


  5. Katie, can dogs see blue? I forget. Anyway, I love those blue hills, too.


  6. Beautiful views- hope you are safe on the other side of the storm Dawn


  7. And here, I thought you two were safe in Alabama still! Glad you made it home okay, though I know the cold, snow, and sleet must be a shock to your systems. What a sweetheart that Reilly is!


  8. I love those layers of blue, too, Katie. 🙂


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