We searched high and low for those darn glasses. I finally surmised that he must have set them with their case on the roof of the car, when he needed both hands to load a large suitcase, and then we drove off to get some lunch, and they fell off the roof somewhere in between our house and Pizza Hut. Yes, we retraced our path, but Route 1 in Saco is very busy, and it was impossible to drive slowly enough to examine the roadside carefully.
Hubs was beating himself up pretty bad about it all, when I put forth the only possible solution: We needed to contact his eye doctor, get a copy of his prescription, take it to Lens Crafters and get a new pair made in an hour. It was nearly $300 we hated to spend, but I wasn't about to let ANYTHING mess up our plans. So, we did all of the above, and by 6:00pm last night, Hubs was no longer blind!
This morning, a couple of bright eyed, clear sighted, mega-excited travelers piled into the Chevrolet to start our tour of the USA! We left at 6:30 am; I said "Go West, Old Man!" and we did--555 miles west to be exact. (gas mileage 32.6 miles per gallon, average speed, 57 mph--if you care !)No pictures yet; not much to see in upstate central Massacusetts and upstate New York, from the highway, but farm country and an occasional city or town.
We pulled into a Holiday Inn on the western side of Buffalo, and collapsed from exhaustion. We don't plan to drive that far everyday, but all of the territory we covered today was familiar, so we wanted to just put it behind us.
We have only a four hour drive tomorrow to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, so the more leisurely part of our trip begins. I will start taking pictures to share with you, and keep you up to date on what's happening.
We spent the better part (or should I say worse part?) of eleven hours in the car today.... I must go rest now... See you tomorrow!