My husband and I recently drove across the United States and back again. The motivation for the trip was delivery of an antique grandfather clock (circa 1790) that has been in my husband’s family since about 1940. We felt that the time was right for it to become part of our son and daughter-in-law’s abode. So we drove across the northern part of the country in mid-October, as the leaf color was at its peak. We stopped at several places for me to sketch along the way, but most of my journal from the trip is something that I sketched while we were in motion, or a scene that I put down after my turn driving was over. So the following scene is not a specific place, but more of a compilation of several places I saw along the way.