What a nice morning to start this journey cross country! The sun is sparkling in the leaves and the breeze is robust. A blue jay is imitating a redtail hawk in the backyard tree. I’m wearing the most amazing beaded hawk feather talisman that my sister Diana created in honor of my recent birthday. My kitty is basking in the nature for a bit longer before I pack her in her crate and then into the car and off we go. First stop today, an exit half way to Buffalo to hand her over to her caregiver for the next six weeks, a good friend of hers and mine. Then, on to Ithaca! Let the journey begin!