Monday, April 19, 2010

“HOW” a Rose Blooming

I didn’t get very far on LoHaR this weekend.  My son brought the car home for repairs and a good going-over before the trip to San Francisco, and that meant that I spent a lot of time with him and then drove him back to Meadville on Sunday.  I think I’ll work on this some more this week – at least to finish the “Lo” motif.  That will make me feel like I’ve accomplished something.

LO

Speaking of the SF trip, it looks like I’ll be driving out there with him and then flying back.  Have any of you taken this trip by car?  I’d appreciate any input or advice about routes to take or the best way to do this.  I think we’re looking at a little more than 10 hours of driving per day, since we’ll have 4 days to get from here to there.  There may be a one extra day available, but I’m not sure yet.  

15 comments:

  1. This piece is just beautiful! I'm surprised they never published it separately as a chart. Oh well.

    I've never been on a long road trip so can't give any advice. I hope you get good weather and you have lots of good bonding time! ;-)

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  2. My guess is you'll be taking I-80 most of the way and it'll take four days to drive. I love road trips like that! Hope you have a great time on the road together. :)

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  3. I can't wait to see more Lo! Good luck on the drive. Even though I live in SF, I stick to my bubble and have never done a long road trip like that.

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  4. Enjoy your special time with your son and have a safe trip.

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  5. We did L.A. to Philadelphia in 6 days, but we stopped to visit Elvis. Definitely do-able. Be sure to get all the books about the states from AAA. We found places to eat in the books and never had to resort to fast food. (You can also find discounts for hotels.) Makes the trip that much more enjoyable.

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  6. Oh I'd equally love doing this and cringe thinking about it! When do you go? I'm sorry, but I haven't taken any similar trip, so I haven't any advice to share. Take the camera!
    Ugh! Its not wanting to accept my comment. I apologize if I end up posting multiple times.

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  7. I've driven from Michigan to California, but in a round about way - across to Colorado then down to Phoenix and across to LA. I honestly don't remember what route we took as it was a long time ago. I know that we made it in three days, but it was a lot of driving a day - 18 hours one day.

    Lo is looking wonderful. I think that has to be one of my favorite pieces.

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  8. Hi Lee,
    I will post tomorrow about my 'Lo' progress . I am just about as far as you are! Happy to get back to the little rosebud! We drove from Oakville Ontario to San Fran in 4 days The first night stayed in Illinois , the last night in Wyoming . The trip home was from LA to Vegas ( blew two tires in Rancho Cucamunga so our visit to Vegas was cut short) then on to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon where we knew we just had to go back to AZ hence the past two march breaks were spent there. It is a long drive but wonderful to see all the states. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey.

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  9. Beautiful stitching on Lo, the colours are beautiful. Are you using the charted colours or your own conversion?
    GL with your trip, I bet it will be a wonderful time with your son and a bit of an adventure too :-)
    I recall that a while back you were looking at how to deal with perle cotton, well I saw this and thought of you
    http://bargelloneedlepoint.com/the-proper-way-to-cut-pearl-cotton-thread/
    I know you found a way but thought I'd share this anyway in case it is different.
    Happy stitching

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  10. The cross country trip sounds like fun, Lee! You'll need lots of good talking books that the too of you can agree on listening to... I hope you can take your time and see some sights along the way?

    Lo is looking luscious :)

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  11. I have driven across country 3 times - twice with somemone and once by myself when I moved to SF. Each of thtrip originated in Daytona Beach Florida - and ended in SF. The route I took was - 10 to 20/35 up through Texas to 40 then across to CA to 5 then up the state to SF. I really enjoyed each trip and would do it again in a second. Each trip took about 4 driving days more or less with very little stopping. enjoy !!

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  12. I'm really loving this piece!

    I've never gone cross-country, so I can't help you out on this one - but it looks like you have some good advice so far!

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  13. I've driven from the NE to San Diego and back, but we went along I-10 to visit DH's family (from New Orleans to Tucson). 4 days is about right. Take audiobooks with you and whatever music will keep you awake. It's also helpful to have a cooler with you.

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  14. I just drove from San Fran to MA. But since my dd had already driven the more northern route out to SF last April we took a more southern route home. Basically I40 to TN then up to NY to visit my sister then on to MA. Really enjoyed the trip and I would do it again. Got to do a detour and visit the Gran Canyon too! If you would like to now more about her route let me know! lhoberg721@comcast.net

    Linda

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