Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Road trip: Leg 1

Around 11am on Friday (moving day), Mister M said, "God, we'll be lucky to get out of here by four!" I scoffed. 

We left at 5. With a seven-hour drive ahead of us.

It was a beautiful last trip across the Verrazano Bridge. Because only a crazy person would attempt to go through Manhattan on a Friday evening to one of the tunnels. So we stayed south and crossed Staten Island instead--it was slow, of course, but actually not nearly as bad as it could have been.

We stopped in rural New Jersey for a hearty dinner, and pushed on through. It got late and we got tired, and we knew we couldn't make it all the way. So we stopped in Northern Virginia, about two hours north of our destination. It was beautiful to get a good night's rest.

Having an extra day meant that we had time for a detour through Shenandoah National Park. A couple years ago we got one of those national park passes, and we were excited to get another stamp. :) We drove for about 30 miles down Skyline Drive and enjoyed the greenery.

We spent the rest of the weekend with Mister M's parents, resting and relaxing.

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