Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Trip of a Lifetime!

It was going to be a trip to remember.  A trip of a lifetime!

We were gonna make some memories....and boy did we!
The Capital
The Capital

Our impromptu trip to visit friends out-of-state turned into a "Let's go to DC, we are only a few hours away" and "Hey, while we are there, let's check out Gettysburg since it's only a short 'jump' from the capital."

So, before I knew it, instead of kicking back and relaxing, we were driving around the country!

And so the adventure began.

Inside Fort Sumter
Inside Fort Sumter




Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Now, I have to confess that I though Central Florida had a market share of traffic and crazy drivers.  I was wrong!  After experiencing eastern seaboard driving and DC By-pass traffic, I will never complain about hometown traffic.  Let's just say I gratefully did not have to drive the 'harry' legs of the trip.  I spent the more intense moments in the passenger seat, eyes closed, meditating on scripture.


WWII Memorial
WWII Memorial
 In the midst of our historical immersion, our companions' breaks went out.  It was a nail biting trip through winding roads in low gear to the motel.  Unfortunately, it was after hours, so, repairs had to wait until the morning...and, unfortunately the repair required parts that were not in stock...which required the renting of a replacement vehicle and the leaving of the injured vehicle for several days.....which also resulted in a wrong diagnosis and stranded us for another day.

Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial

The White House
The White House
  Thankfully the van was eventually finished and made it home.  This was certainly a trip never to be forgotten!
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial

5 comments:

  1. We love DC! Looks like you got some great pictures!

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  2. Looks like fun! We've been to DC, but not Gettysburg. We'll have to make it there some time. My daughter loved the Gettysburg Address when she was only 6 or so.

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  3. I still remember going to DC with my mom as a teenager. That is a wonderful trip with lasting memories! Glad you were eventually able to make it home safely!

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  4. What a great trip (minus the car trouble)! I love DC, Gettysburg, and all places historical:) Can't wait to take my own kiddos to see them all.

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  5. Sounds wonderful! I hope the van is fine now.

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