I have been away on a road trip.
We headed northeast through the Flint Hills of Kansas, then Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York.
We ate lunch on Lake Erie.
We marveled over early signs of fall near Kalamazoo, Michigan.
We spent most of our time in the western part of New York...about one hour from Niagra Falls...visiting my family.
We watched sunsets on Lake Ontario and walked on the pier under the stars.
We dined near the boat docks.
We visited a sweet carousel of the past.
We walked the trails in Corbett's Glen.
And got excited at the lushness of it...and the smell of it.
We enjoyed walks in quaint neighborhoods.
We felt jealous of George Eastman...the founder of Kodak. He actually lived in this house. Does anyone really need all that space?
We celebrated Labor Day picnicking at Hamlin Beach. We didn't feel jealous anymore.
We watched the skies a lot.
We visited family a lot.
And posed for pictures a lot.
There were some quiet moments...
...during a lovely visit at the DuPont Mansion in Louisville, Kentucky...a detour we took on the way home.
We had the whole mansion to ourselves! It is their slow season. Now George Eastman would be jealous of us. :)
We took in one last sunset...in Louisville over the Ohio River.
We stopped by a very famous place to horse racing enthusiasts (just to say we saw it).
Then we clicked our heals and headed home to Kansas.
It is true, there really is no place like home.
I hope all of you are well. See you soon!