Mom’s 75th Birthday

I made a day road trip up to Omaha on Saturday to spend the day with my Mom and Dad. Mom’s birthday was Saturday and she turned a young age of 75! It was also an excuse to show off the new car to the family.

The trip went very well. I got up Saturday at 5:00 AM and left the house by 6:00 AM. I made good time and arrived in Omaha at 9:00 AM. I kept track of my milage and got a 24 MPG for interstate travel! I am very pleased with that. It is exactly what Honda reported for the highway MPG. It was a comfortable drive up and nice to see the morning sun rise as I drove. Very pretty rising up over the various fields, hills and trees.

I usually only make it up to Omaha for Thanksgiving and Xmas so it was unusual to see all the green plants and leafy trees. The wonderfully HOT weather was just a bonus! It was horribly hot. We spent the time indoors and in air conditioned cars. I took a bunch of photos of Mom’s gardens since in the Winter they look a little different – dead! I was only able to get one picture of Mom before I switched over to her camera to record the moments of her present opening. I’ll have to get the pictures from her to post here.

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So here is the birthday girl!

And the beautiful flowers in her garden(s):

The pictures above are of Day Lilies and Roses.

I left Omaha around 6:30 PM and made it back to Raytown at 9:30 PM and boy was I ready for bed! Most of the ride back was in daylight but the last hour. And just in that little bit of time I got pelted with bugs on the windshield! It literally sounded like rain! My poor windshield is covered! I’m going to the car wash to scrape the splatters off after this posting! I could hardly see by the time I arrived home! Even the windshield wipers couldn’t get them off!

My first road trip with the new car – and it was a good one!

One thought on “Mom’s 75th Birthday

  1. All the best to your mother on her milestone birthday!
    Steve the flowers are beautiful!

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