Monday, July 16, 2012

Traveling to Georgia

I know this happened over a month ago, but I have become perpetually late at posting things on this blog...who knows if I will ever recover from this move and be current in posting anything.  I'm just patting myself on the back for posting at all.

We spent approximately 40 hours in the car.
Stayed in 4 different hotels and went swimming every night in their pools to get rid of car kinks (it would have been more if we hadn't had family to host us in New Mexico).
Ate entirely too much fast food.
Drove through 10 states.
And almost cried when we finally crossed the state line into Georgia.
I have never been SO happy to be out of the car.

Our children were exceptionally good during all of our traveling.  Brandon's Aunt Sheryl had some great ideas to keep the kids (especially Gavin) occupied during the long drive.  Tape and post-its.  That's it.  Why didn't I ever think of that?!?  They were marvelous.  Draw a picture, tape it to the window, color on a post-it, stick it on the wall, or just play with the tape.  Gavin LOVED it.  So did Jemma and Carter, but they are generally good travelers.  THANK YOU SHERYL!

The kids watched their fair share of movies too.  Jemma is in a trance whenever something is playing and Carter is getting that way too.  It's pretty awesome when we're in the car.
Above:  Jemma in a movie trance and the best shot I could muster of the bridge that crossed the Mississippi River.

The reason we stopped and did so little on our drive.  There was NO WAY we were gonna sight see in 100+ degree weather...especially when there was exessive humidty added into the equation.  (Still adjusting to that...and the large bugs.)

Pretty view from the window.
And, after driving clear across the country, we finally made it to Georgia!!!
The top left picture is Brandon driving by part of Robins AFB where he now works, and the top right picture is our street sign.  :)  We were SO giddy about finally pulling onto the street that our new home was on!

And, there she is!  Woo-hoo!

The kiddos could not WAIT to get out and go inside.
And here is the family eating a HOME COOKED MEAL for the first time it what felt like much longer than 4 days.  "Eating out" in excess is NOT my cup of tea.
We were limited on space in our van, so we sat on the floor for a week while we waited for all our furniture to arrive.  I'd never realized how much I like to sit until there was no where comfortable to sit.  (Note to self for next move...pack camping chairs in the car.)
And finally, here are most of the significant signs we pasted during our journey.  (We missed Oklahoma...and almost missed Alabama.)

Still so glad all of that is behind us!


Brian, Natalie, Kyrie said...

Love it! Love the pictures of all the states you drove through! :) Your home looks awesome! How fun!! I love it! Glad you guys made it. You are going to have such a fun time decking that house out "jen" style! You are so creative and in no time out all I'm sure it'll look like something straight out of a pottery barn magazine. Love you guys!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Sweet! I love that you got pictures of the state welcome signs. I have to say, I think New Mexico's is pretty cool because of it's bold colors. Next coolest was Mississippi's. They wrote their name really cool. :) Your home looks darling. I can't wait to see pictures of it decorated, since you are so amazing at that. Hope you are killing plenty of big bugs and not feeling too hot. ;) Love you guys!

Eric and Jewels said...

Those "welcome" state pictures are fun. I don't think I realized just how crazy far you had to drive until I read this post. I'm glad that you guys survived the trip and I thought I'd let you know that I love your new home, super cute can't wait to see more of the inside in future posts ;) Love you lots!!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness your new house is huge! Wow 108 degrees plus humidity! yikes I wouldn't get out to site see eaither! Glad you and the family made it safely! Love you, and can't wait to see more pictures of your home and more specifically how you decorate it! You're a pro at that stuff.