Well, after Wentzville, MO, we drove through the southern tip of Illinois for a bit, and then we drove through the southern tip of Indiana for a bit more, and then onto Lexington, KY where we stopped for the night. While we were driving into St Louis, I managed to get some pictures of the Gateway Arch! It's really impressive; well to me at least, I'm sure locals are unimpressed with it. I don't know what bridge we're on though, but driving through, you can see that there's a TON of bridges on the river(s). The picture was taken on a bridge, and you can see at least two or three in the picture! It was amazing. I discovered later that you can actually go into the arch, but we didn't know that at the time, and honestly I'm not sure we would have stopped and gone in even if we did know.
We left Waynesboro after Uncle Pablo was kind enough to make us a quick pancake breakfast and we finally rolled into Virginia Beach around 3:30 pm on Monday afternoon. I was planning on blogging about our first week here, but it's taken so long to write this blog, I'll have to save it for another time.
We're having fun though, I promise!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Just letting my readers know that we made it safely to Virginia Beach! We're staying with my dad and we've managed to get lost a few times in the city already, saw some family and friends! I won't blog the rest of the drive here, since the laptop is currently teathered to my cellular phone to get an internet connection, and it's slow as beans, but we're going back over to my mom's house to hang out all day, and they have a computer connected to the internet the real way, so I'll probably do a blog or two with picutres from her house.
But we're here and safe!
But we're here and safe!
Friday, April 9, 2010
We left Lincoln this morning, and our ride was uneventful. I managed to convince Jeff to stop off at a craft type store on the outskirts of Kansas City, since I fell in love with some awesome fabric, and one of 18 stores in the US that carries this line of fabric happened to be in Kansas City, at a store called Urban Arts + Crafts. I already had 10 fat quarters of the line and was happily able to buy 4 more quarter of yards. SCORE! We continued on until we stopped for the night here in Wentzville, MO. It's a decent sized city from what we can tell.
We also decided to stretch our drive to an extra day. Jeff's been getting burned out with driving, and the girls are getting crankier and crankier. I'm not sure where we'll be stopping tomorrow; Jeff thinks somewhere around Lexington, KY. We're roughly 16.5 hours away from Virginia Beach -around 960 miles or so- and instead of driving for two 8 hour stretches, we'll be able to drive for three 5 hour stretches, and actually enjoy ourselves and the drive. And maybe
Like Jeff said, it's supposed to be a vacation; not a stressful drive.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
We decided since tomorrow we're only going to have to drive for about 6 hours, we're gonna spend an hour or two here in Laramie to see if we can learn some information for family history. Apparently, there's a street here called Hayford Avenue, and so of course, we'll have to visit. Apparently, Jeff's great-great-great grandfather was a judge here back in the day when Laramie was a town of out-laws, and he cracked down on the crime. In addition, he was also the first postmaster, and was the editor of a newspaper among other things; we'll hopefully find out more tomorrow.
Anyways, here's some pictures of things we saw today.
Welcome to Wyoming sign! We also saw a TON of semi trucks; I guess when you cross state lines you have to check your cargo in at a way point. The line of semis was LONG.
This is a picture of Rawlins. It looked so quaint and awesome from the interstate. Especially since there was a HUGE church that was clearly visible from the interstate.
Anyway, time for me to tuck in!