Saturday, July 5, 2008

Safe and Sound

We have arrived...actually we arrived yesterday. Once we got to Las Vegas Tug decided we should try and push on to Flagstaff, AZ-afterall, they have a Cracker Barrell. This added about 5 hours to the 12.5 hour day. As we got closer Tug said "What if we try to continue on to Albuquerque?" We decided to give it a go and see how far we could get, figuring we could always pull over somewhere and take catnaps if needed. Tug drove the first 17 hours and I drove the remaining 5 and we made it all the way in one trip. The kids did awesome (thank goodness for DVD players) and we were actually making it in 5 hour stretches between potty/food/gas breaks...we only stopped 3 times in the whole 22 hours, I don't think the kids even noticed that we never had lunch. Thank goodness too that his mom is an insomniac since we rolled into town at 3:30AM. We all promptly went to sleep then woke up at 8 to go hang with the cousins. We used to spend the 4th with the Wades so it was nice to relive the tradition, complete with illegal, huge fireworks :)

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Shelly said...

you have no idea how envious i am of your visit w/the Wades!!! after going through her blog i told her how i want to uproot my brood and come stay!! it's got to be a piece of heaven!
Have fun :o)

Michelle said...

I think the BEST thing about America is how matter-of-fact we are about breakin' the law.

Tammy Staley said...

Wow! You guys are brave. Good thing the kids did great. I need a dvd, that's for sure. Enjoy your visit.

Jessica said...

I haven't been checking blogs all weekend, and was so surprised to log in this morning and see a couple updates!

THAT IS SO COOL that you made it all in one shot! Glad you arrived safely! That must have been nice not having to drive on the 4th!

Hope you are having a great time! I miss you guys ALREADY!!!