Every year my husband and I pack up the car and head from Birmingham, AL to Cleveland, OH. I have a NASA graduate student researchers program (GSRP) grant, part of which includes a visit Glenn research center. I always enjoy this time of year, because it gives me the opportunity to really direct my research and focus without the distraction of seminars, people stopping by my office, tempting lunch with co-workers, and a Starbucks within walking distance from my building. On the downside, we trade our house for a 700 sq. ft. Extended Stay America type live in hotel and drop of our tw
ies with Grandma. Well, this trip we decided to adopt a third kitty right before we left, so somehow she wound up as a part of the road trip party. Her name was Stevie Nicks when we adopted her, so we decided to stick with that, although it has kind of morphed into Stevie Micks, because she's a cat, not a rock star. She is a year old Himalayan rescue.
We stopped in Nashville,TN to visit friends before enbarking on the other 10 hours of the drive. There was a hot air baloon festival passing us somewhere along the way. It was a beautiful drive. We have been in Cleveland for about a month now, so for eating and
exercise I have to be a bit creative. I bought a Wii fit when we first arrived, and although I bahsed it at first, it really is alot of fun. Lots of Frisbee in the park and jogging outside.