Sunday, October 22, 2006

WWC and a bit of a jig.

Home again, home again, jiggety jig jig. Getting away is great, but it's so nice to get back home. The trip was well spent and the fall colors were better than expected. We found some fun, out of the ordinary places I would like to share later in the week. And, I'll let Willi tell you about our visit with Tim Krekel, save to say every time we hear Tim we think it can't get any better, and then he raises it up a notch! Congratulations are in order as Alan Jackson just recorded "Anywhere on Earth You Are" which was a Tim Krekel co-write.

We started this morning at the Falls of the Ohio saying goodbye to Louisville from the Indiana side of the Ohio River. The weather changed to cloudy 40's compared to the sunny 60's yesterday. Time to go home!

It seems as though the colors became more intense between the drive south on Thursday, and the trip home today. Willi braved off-ramp traffic to get this beautiful photo of Sumac in Columbus, Indiana.

We decided to take the back roads from Indianapolis to Lafayette. You know... if the trees are beautiful here, they have got to be better over there. So we did, and they were.

As we rounded a bend in Lafayette, Willi saw the stand of trees in this picture. We backed up and took a turn, then decided to keep going. It could only get better, right?

Pretty soon there were no more trees; just corn fields, a dark foreboding sky, and ...

a bunch of roads with number names like 500 East and 300 North. What's up with that?!! This looked a bit like the Wizard of Oz to me, or Children of the Corn. Not only that - the Colts were supposed to play at 3:00. Geez. Willi kept us due North thinking eventually we would hit a major road. And we did. Now I know why there is a compass embedded in my rearview mirror.

It was an enjoyable adventure, but it's good to be home again, home again, jiggety jig jig!

Courtesy of Odd Mix, the words are Delicate and Intense.

The intensity of the Louisville skyline is masked by the delicate autumn lace.

Peace is possible, delicately said

Another thought, said with greater intensity


Anonymous Chelle P. said...

"The intensity of the Louisville Skyline is masked by the delicate autumn lace."

Not only are all of your photos beee-autiful but you win the prize for the coolest caption! :)

10:53 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Excellent pictures. I've driven through Louisville and through southern Indiana before. I don't remember it being that nice. LOL

10:56 PM  
Blogger Gary James said...

Fabulous pictures again. Lovely descriptions too.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Tod said...

Thanks for your pictures. I enjoyed the trip! Children of the Corn...I remember that...creepy!

2:24 PM  
Blogger her indoors said...

magic photos i love the autumn leaves on the trees aren't they just wonderful

4:01 PM  
Blogger mjd said...

Delicately put, I like your intense pictures. I love the city of Louisville, I used to want to live there. Our son, Matt, used to work at Humana, which is the building on the far right in your picture across the Ohio River.

Did you go to the State Park at the Falls of the Ohio? That is a fun place to visit.

5:15 PM  
Blogger SongBird said...

Oh, the pictures are awesome!! I want to go on a trip now. Beautiful autumn colors. I even like the corn fields and forboding skies.

9:12 PM  
Blogger willi said...

The pictures of the trip are really great. I like the way you said the words.

The other bumper sticker on that truck was also intense. See it at willi's

10:04 PM  
Blogger gawilli said...

Chelle and Gary - glad you stopped by and glad you are back in blogdom, Chelle!

Jay - The first time we went to Louisville we hit the tourist traps - the Slugger Factory, etc. By the second trip we were looking for the non-tourist attractions and that is where we found the fun!

Tod - Children of the Corn creeped me out too - it felt kind of strange on a road we didn't know with corn on both sides of the road taller than the car! What fun!

10:56 PM  
Blogger gawilli said...

her indoors, glad your trip was good also! Our leaves at home are on the ground now!

mjd! We did visit the Falls of Ohio. It was a little sad because the water was much higher than the last time we visited and the fossil beds were far below the water line. Even worse was the amount of litter, plastic bottles and even tires that were washed up in the brush along the banks. I took a picture but did not have the heart to post it. The balance of nature is so delicate and the disregard for it was intense. It fit the saying, but was just too sad.

Songbird! The sky was beautiful, but so overwhelming. You can't see it clearly in the picture, but there were visible rays coming through the clouds. Very cool!

Willi - great other bumper sticker!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I love the Bush sticker. I didn't vote for him either time, but still feel guilty about what this country is doing. Then I wonder why I feel that way!

11:25 PM  
Anonymous John said...

When driving on country roads in the USA I always got confused by signs showing a 'route' number and North, South, East or West when I was looking for the name of a town.

6:10 AM  
Blogger gawilli said...

Margaret: Ditto on Bush. I feel bad also - and really regret that feeling. It is hard to feel so at odds with the what has happened.

John: Me, too! Sometimes I would be satisfied with a regular street name!

10:28 PM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Those pictures are gorgeous and full of such lovely colors too :)

12:22 AM  
Blogger graymama said...

First, Hubby's mama, Hubby and now Buddy says "Home again, home again, jiggety jog" whenever we roll into the garage :-)

Your trip sounds fabulous! You answered my musician question, too :-)

As usual, your pictures are AMAZING!

I like the final intense thought. It is important that we remeber the impact our voices make when we vote.

8:31 PM  
Blogger gawilli said...

Hey Cazzie! glad you like the pics.

Graymama - I am always amazed at the low voter turnout; it is so very important to be informed and have a voice. And love the jiggety jog!

11:07 PM  

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