Kaleidoscope dance

Patches of sky seep in Filtered through sun-hungry leaves Showering bits of brilliance into the gloom Kaleidoscope patterns dance in the shadows Bringing light to the darkness *Photo venue: Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma, TN

Finally home

Over 40 hours driving, three days, approximately 2,200 miles, through seven states - from The Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes - makes for a very monotonous road trip. Crazy-funny traveling companions, beautiful scenery and reuniting with distant family, make it worth the effort.