Friday, September 26, 2008

Down the East Coast!

And we are off! I was pretty worried about how our trip down the east coast would be. I figured the kids would be grouchy and whiny! Boy was I ever wrong.... the kids were excellent. They were quiet, looked at books, watched movies, and slept. Unbelievable! I was shocked! Happy, but shocked! :) We started out on Tuesday around 6pm...with a quick stop off to say "Goodbye" to Di & her family. Then we hit the road, not literally of course. (needed a sense of humor to make it through this adventure) Our first stop off was at the Kennebunkport rest stop.... for a bathroom break, and to fuel up the car. Then we headed onward.... hit Boston about eleven... not much traffic. Our next big city was New York, around 3am... prefect time to go threw there...There was no traffic to speak off, just a ton of construction. Night construction is the worst! Bright lights, which make it extremely hard to see! By morning we had made it to Delaware. We stopped at another rest stop, let the kids get out and run around a little... and color at a picnic table. I took a quick cat nap, and then we moved on. Our next major stop was in Virginia. We stopped off for some lunch... sandwiches, chips, and grapes. After that we were on for the long haul... North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The longest straight ways for the who trip. North Carolina kinda looked like Maine in my opinion, with the constant stream of tree's. It took us about 3 hrs to get threw North Carolina, and another 3 for South. When we came into South Carolina we stopped at South of the Border. Everyone told us it was a neat place to stop and check out. It wasn't bad, we were there about 7ish..... so it was pretty dead. The kids thought the animal statues were neat. We had supper there, checked a few things out, and headed back out. Georgia took us about 2 1/2 hrs to get across. I was so excited when we crossed the Florida State Line. Jacksonville was beautiful in evening! It seemed to take forever, but we finally made it to Orlando, and that was a relief, cause it was only 20 minutes longer to get to our destination. We finally arrived in the driveway at 6:15ish... What a relief, but a nice trip. We really enjoyed it! The kids found the bridges to be the coolest part, when we were up high, and they could see the boats.

1 comment:

Berry Patch said...

Yikes! What a long trip! You drove straight through?? My hat is off to you. That's a lllooonnngggg drive! Glad you made it safely!