Today got off to a rocky start for Lauren and me. Wait. No. I take that back. It started out in one of the best ways possible. As we were getting ready this morning we were watching Live with Regis and Kelly. They showed the clip of the “Sleepwalking Dog” from YouTube. I love that clip. My friend Kendra showed it to me and I laugh really hard everytime I see it. But, even better than that was David Cook (pitter patter…be still my heart). If you can’t tell, I love David Cook. He sang Come Back to Me, and it made my day.
Now for the actual rocky start to the day…
Lauren and I set out on I-95 South headed for Bethel, CT. We were trucking along. I was drinking my coffee, eating my Pop-Tarts and reading about the adventures of the Frasers. The GPS told us to take Route 15. That would have been fine except that Route 15 does not allow commercial vehicles. We stayed on 95, and the GPS kept trying to tell us to make a u-turn. The GPS finally realized we were not listening to it, so it finally told us an alternate route. We took that exit and immediately realized this wasn’t going to work either. We were supposed to go under a bridge with a 10’9” clearance. Penelope is roughly 12′ tall. You see the dilema. We stopped at a gas station. I went in to ask for directions. The lady at the counter could not tell us a different route. Luckily I met a nice man who tried to help me read a map and find the best way. With a good luck from our good samaritan, we got back on 95. We never found the road he told us about so we decided to listen to the GPS again. She proved to be the faithful servant that she is, and we arrived at our destination.
Normally we would have been pretty frazzled and frustrated by the time we arrived at our destination, but today was different. The GPS took us on some very windy, narrow rural roads through Connecticut. This was by far my favorite scenic tour of the trip so far. It was absolutely gorgeous. The trees were all lush and green. We saw a lot of rivers and creeks. We even saw two waterfalls. The houses in these areas were beautiful and most of them looked as if they had been built in the 1800s. For the ones that were built more recently, they were built in an old, classic style. It was a very peaceful and serene landscape. Being in an atmosphere like we were in today is always a blessing to me. It makes me really stop and take in all the beauty of nature. It’s a chance to think about where I’m going in life and where I’ve been. It really makes you appreciate everything in life.