It was certainly very different to have the family divided between two cars on a road trip, but at least we planned to drive down all in one day. Mom and I got in the van and Kate, Benjamin, Noah and Lydia rode in Kate’s car. Lydia was nice enough to let Benjamin sit in the front seat with her.
Mom hadn’t had a good night’s sleep the night before, or the night before, or the night before that, therefore, by mid-morning she was having a hard time staying awake while driving-despite my efforts to keep her awake through the powers of music. We pulled off the highway to do a “Chinese fire drill” and let me drive. I continued driving until we stopped for gas and ate lunch.
Making sandwiches (and getting our water kefir :-D) when stopped for gas
I continued to drive after lunch and my Mom and I listened to Doug Phillips’ message on “The Roaring Twenties” from the recent History of America Mega Conference. It’s a very fun message and helps to capture this very important and transitory time in American history. We also listened to the newly-released Jonathan Park album: “The Whispering Sphinx.”
We ate dinner in Alabama and were back on the road before sunset. The rolling hills in Alabama were very beautiful, but alas, I was driving and couldn’t take photos simultaneously!
Lydia after dinnerDuring the last 4-5 hours of the trip I finally switched cars and was able to take some [blurry] photos.
At this point I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until we arrived at our house in FLORIDA!