Thursday, January 4, 2007

The Bumpy Road Home

Part I needs a Part II, so...





Did you know that John Wesley preached his first sermon on American soil in Georgia? I didn't either!





And Santa showed up at Fort Pulaski!



He's fast...I have three of

this view!



Welcome to the newest Reality Show! What shall we call it?


Real Men Don't Sleep--Can one man drive from Georgia to Texas with no rest?


The Limit--how many miles can girls go without a bathroom break?
Torture Chamber--the mom is down with a killer cold, the Dad has a toothache and is determined to make it across the Gulf Coast without stopping; the oldest daughter has downed a Red Bull without telling anyone, middle daughter hasn't taken her earphones out for 3 days, youngest needs Dramamine--NOW!!!

And to this is added:


Yes, the tire practically exploded seconds after Mom said,"Do you hear that rattling? What's that rattling noise? Honey, don't you think you should pull over and find out what is coming off the back of our tru..."
But it doesn't end there! A few hours later, the the other rear tire started vibrating. Can Mom and hyped up oldest daughter talk the Real Man into avoiding a crisis instead of getting a few more miles out of a tire about to blow?
(yes, they can. Especially when one uses the stink-eye.)
WE WON! And the prize is all of us getting home alive.



4 comments:

Milly January 4, 2007 at 3:24 PM  

Sounds like sooo much fun! We drove from Bethlehem PA to Springfield Mo in one shot several years ago. I hope you can describe the car smells so that we can fully understand how it is.

Matt January 4, 2007 at 5:19 PM  

Longest I've ever driven in one stretch was from Mobile, Alabama to D.C. -- 16 hours straight. I think my reality show would be based more on the premise that I have to be off the highway by dusk.....

- Matt

wilsonian January 5, 2007 at 4:40 AM  

Oh my goodness, girl! The photos from your trip reveal a thousand praises, indeed. But I think I'll give a thousand praises for you getting home in one piece!

Like your new place, btw... but now I'm scared to make the switch myself lol!

Kansas Bob January 5, 2007 at 7:24 AM  

Hey, we guys are not obsessive-hell-bent-on-making-100-more-miles-in-a-day drivers, we just need to keep everyone on schedule ... not that I would know anything about it :)