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A well deserved day off after many  weeks.  Finally!   Just a carefree day.  Or, so I thought.

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I am up and ready to run errands before 7am. I always start my day early whether I wish to do so or not. You see, I have a cat!  My adopted furry house-buddy is Milly. Those of you who keep a Cat – after all, no owns a Cat – knows you never ever need an alarm clock.   Milly keeps to her own schedule.  Which of late includes sharing that crazy schedule with me.  She quickly and adeptly took to my personal House Rule #1. If I am up. Everyone else is up.   Before 5:00 am just isn’t good for anyone.  Good thing she’s cute!  Well, that was great for me when life moved at the speed of light.       Now,  Not so much!

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Cafe Today | Hitting The Road Again? Try One of These.

            Many a bleary eye hovered over their cup of Joe this morning!  Why you ask?   Summer ending and the last weeks of vacations, family reunions and the simple need to get away.  Most had just returned from their destination of choice.  Instantly, I did a quick flashback…..images of knees and elbows, objects flying for unknown reasons in the back seat of that paneled station wagon.  Mom and dad yelling over “Jeremiah was a bull frog” with  “Don’t make me come back there!”    Only…… I…. was the mom.

Ahh! Summer.  I could definitely sympathize and empathize with all.  Most talk was positive about the days ahead.  A few days of back to normal, then the ever popular pre-season sports schedule.  Holy Smackers!  As my friend EddyBetty over at   would love to say.  Time is flying.  Wasn’t it just Memorial Day?

OK!  Maybe 24 hours of back to normal?   Next week……..wait a minute… that Jaws music I hear?……Back to school shopping.   AHHHHH!!

I say grab the family, pack a snack and start your engines to squeeze in another “holiday road adventure” before we all settle in for the school year.   Maybe one of these roads might entice you!

Hairpin Turns.           Breathtaking Scenery.          Buckle Up!

The world’s tallest bridge, the Millau Viaduct stretches across the Tarn River valley in southern France. /OLIBAC/FLICKR.COM

Cyclists cross the Bixby Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway during the Amgen Tour of California from Seaside to San Luis Obispo, Calif. /DOUG PENSINGER/GETTY IMAGES

Oberalp Pass, Switzerland / WILL_CYCLIST/FLICKR.COM

        No way to hurry here.

Trollstigen, Norway – whose name in English is translated as “troll’s footpath.” /PAWEL KUZNIAR/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS


Stevio Pass, Italy – The mountain just above the pass is called Dreisprachenspitze or “Three Languages Peak,” to mark the place where the German, Italian and Romansh languages meet. /DODGE CHALLENGER1/FLICKR.COM

         Holy Smackers!     Now, That’s a Road Trip.