Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider
Oliver Nordmark - Age 15 - Esbon KS

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Well, we got a little bit of a late start but were on the road by 7:30 this morning. West Chester, PA proved to be a bit of a bear but once we made it to the PA turnpike the traffic was light and the sun was shining! I have a great travel companion - although that's about all I can tell you because....what happens on the road to Kansas, stays on the road to Kansas.... :)

The mountains of western PA did not disappoint although things are not as green yet as they are at home in Delaware, and we even got to breath the polluted air of West Virginia-lol! Crossing into Ohio, we couldn't help but notice that the state animal must be "road kill" (of all sorts). Arrived in Columbus Ohio ahead of schedule only to drive right past the hotel. Once settled in, we enjoyed a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub then a light dinner at Panera Bread.

Yes, we are taking pictures, but the cord to connect the camera to the laptop must be in a different bag so I'll post some once I find it. If you're following this blog tour, please take a minute and sign in as a follower and then post any comments or questions that come to mind. I'd love to hear from you!

Back on the road tomorrow - next stop, Warrenton, MO. Enjoy your day!


Bossy Betty said...

Just joined as a follower and am very excited about your blog. I have been fascinated with the Orphan Trains for a long time. I am a native Kansan now transplanted to California.

Happy Trails!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start! Salina is ready and waiting for your arrival. Tell the "other Donna" to watch out of the Indians as she gets closer to Kansas. Also, don't want you to hit any buffalo crossing the highway.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Donna--I came to visit you via Joany. :) I went ot SD last summer and heard about your book...But every place I tried to buy it was sold out....I love the story and think it needs to be shared...I will buy it now I've found you. :) Great job on telling a story that needs to be told.

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Wow! You really are off to a great start. Sounds like you have this traveling thing down to a regular system. I'll be following your progress and your fun.

I really chuckled at your comment, "....what happens on the road to Kansas, stays on the road to Kansas.... :)." Now, I'm REALLY curious.


~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World