My little car Chili did quite well, not only getting us to our motel safely, but being a good sport the whole way back to Pennsylvania. The motel in Holly, Miles Court, was very nice and small. Once we got there, an adorable black cat was there to greet us. The poor cat wanted in our room! We gave it water and Cheerios and key lime yogurt covered pretzels, but she wasn't interested in anything, save entering our room! Interestingly enough, we also had room 13! While I don't think the hotel staff planned on the cat greeting us, the motel had some additional nice touches like Bath and Body Works products in the shower.
We also drove past the "Cross at the Crossroads," the world's largest cross, in Effingham, Illinois.
The next day, we took one more side trip to stop at Oglebay in Wheeling, West Virginia. My family goes to Oglebay every year for the Festival of Lights around Christmas time, so we wanted to check out what the grounds look like in August. There are flowers everywhere and lots of nice walking trails. I especially liked the floral clock.
Have you ever been on a long road trip? Do you like road trips? Did you stop in any memorable places?