Monday, April 20, 2009

Cramped Legs, Numb Bums, and Loads of Snacks

Our first day, we logged 14 hours. The total round trip tally was more than 1500 miles. We crossed five states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida) and even more rivers. Seth kept track of our border crossings and wondered how we knew we had entered a new state--the magic of traversing the map. The refuse pile on the floor of the Odyssey grew as did the filth in the gas station bathrooms. But, so did the anticipation of seeing those with whom we would reunite and the end of our road.




Our pass through Charlotte, NC afforded the kids a romp in IKEA's Smalland, and the Dr. and his Mrs. a Salmon dinner in the cafe. We came away with six plush soccer balls (Dr. Gooch and I bought three each unbeknownst to the other).




8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Nothing like throwin' the kids in the van and getting on the road. I can still feel the excitement after all these years! Whoopee for you!

merathon said...

oh yes-- we love the toys at ikea too! still haven't gone since they opened here but i really need to! (i've been worried about the crowds but maybe they're better now. it was CRAZY for a while-- the police were directing traffic and weren't even letting people get off the exit when the parking lot was too full!)

Ann said...

How fun! Love road trips. How are you getting your pictures so big and wonderful? Do tell.

Ann said...

So, with your capable instruction, I got the pic bigger, but it doesn't expand into the left margin. How do you get yours to fill the entire surface of your screen? Different template?

Katy said...

I love that you and Craig both bought 3 plush soccer balls. You two must spend a lot of time together. ;)

Ann said...

Never mind! I actually figured it out. Thanks so much. You're super-blogger.

Ann said...

I LOVE that photo of Lucy...she's is gonna be a heart breaker for sure.

Erin said...

You got to drive by the peach! That hiney peach cracks me up. What's more odd is that they don't play the landmark up at all. Not even so much as a postcard.