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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Throwback Thursday: An Adjustment at Mt. Rushmore

Well, day 29 of the road trip sucked! It was the first bad day of the trip. We were greeted again by the Stimulus Dollars at work. . .Construction slowing traffic to a crawl in pouring rain.
Due to the construction, the weather and the traffic, I missed the welcome to New Jersey and Connecticut signs. (although I did publish a NY sign earlier in my travels.) Above is the Tappenzee Bridge as we approached...it was snowing by the time we got there.

Traffic was bumber to bumper, the snow kept coming down, and the temperature was hovering around 33 degrees! WTF? This is October 15th, not December 15th! I was unable to get good pictures, which is unfortunate, because in some areas the foliage was beautiful. We decided to pull off the road for the night in Waterbury, Connecticut, even though we are probably only 4 and a half hours from home. Hopefully, the weather will improve in the morning.

In the meantime, I thought I'd do a Throwback Thursday meme with a photo I just received of Mt. Rushmore. It's a 'throwback' in that we were at Mt. Rushmore weeks ago.

I don't usually get into politics on my blog, but for this occasion, I had to make an exception. I voted for President Obama. I know, many people did. But I guess my vote was special. I can't think of any other reason for the above adjustment to the sculptures on Mt. Rushmore since our visit. Or maybe the people at the park were happy for the exposure I gave them on my blog. I just know I received this picture today. I can't believe they even managed to include my glasses! And the place of honor beside George Washington,. . . I'm touched!

13 comments:

Meeko Fabulous said...

Congrats Eva! You deserve it! I'm glad you guys pulled over for the night, no matter how close you are to home. Better safe than sorry.

ethelmaepotter! said...

I'm wondering how Mr. Jefferson is feeling about you taking his place on Mt. Rushmore?
Hey, I voted for Obama, too! Wonder when my face'll be up there?

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Well I'm sure they've been trying to get you up there for years, Eva to entertain all those gentlemen up there, and finally they managed. Wait till we all join you. Mount Blogmore!

Steven Anthony said...

Eva: I agree with Meeko, better safe than sorry......Im back online, finally:) Nephew got everything fixed, so I will be going back and cathing up with all your road trip I missed;)

Cathy said...

I can't believe your trip is almost over. I've had fun following you around the states and living vicariously through you.

You look good as a rock sculpture!

Tam said...

That picture is awesome! After all the traveling you've done, you've earned the "face of a nation!" The weather back east looked miserable!!

Mesina said...

How cool is that pic?!?! Well December might not be here but it's sure getting cold!! xx

Gloria said...

Hahahahaha!!! Great post, gave me such a laugh this afternoon. Sorry about the weather although I'm sure you will continue to have a great time:)

natalee said...

While you were driving past nj we could have met for lunch.....AWWWi loved that you said sucked..lol

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

East Coast Traffic is always like this, whether there are stimulus dollars or not! What's even better is that when you add rain, most east coast drivers might as well pull out the vodka bottle out of the glove compartment and their driving would be about the same. Thanks for stopping by yesterday! Sadie always has something interesting to say.

The Retired One said...

Funny Mt.Rushmore humor there!!
I am hearing about snow all over in places that normally don't get it this early...
and we have some in the air too, but that is normal for us this time of year!

Christine @UnstructuredBliss said...

Hi Eva - How impressive to see you up there with all those presidents! Its about time that a women graced the carving!! Thanks for visiting me last week and I hope your road trip gets better.

Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Claudia Medeiros said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog !
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest , too !
Have a marvelous weekend !!!