03.04.2011 - 03.04.2011 8 °C
We managed to get back on the road by 7:00 am and saw something we had not seen in a long time - frost. Yes, there was frost on the fields of North Carolina on April 3rd. Locals were not impressed by this unusual event at this time of year. Once again we headed north on I-95. The drive is pleasant and traffic was not too bad. We have now started a new audio book - The DaVinci Code. This is one of several audio books that Hazel borrowed from the local library and loaded onto her iPod prior to our departure in early March. Once again it is a real page turner and the kilometers really fly by while listening.
By noon we were well into Virginia and many of the area names were familiar from old motorcycle trips we have taken in the area. As the afternoon slipped by we moved into Pennsylvania and the little town names became very familiar as we have done a lot of motorcycle touring in this area over the years. We now started to see snow in the woods beside the road, a rather depressing sight. As the sun settled into the western sky we slipped into New York state and moved from the four lane highways onto the two lane secondary roads. If we had been going directly home to Brampton it would have been four lane highways all the way, however, our stop in Geneva, NY meant that we had to take a number of secondary roads as we moved north through the very scenic roads of upstate New York. Finally we skirted up along the western shore of Lake Seneca. By 5:00 pm we had covered 948 km and arrived in Geneva. We quickly settled in for the rest of the evening with Rob, Ingrid and BiBi and Desmond. The GPs indicated probably our best ever drive time to stopped time ratio ever. Ten hours total time and only one hour total stopped time. A long drive yes but compared to a 900 km day on a motorcycle it is a walk in the park.