Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Great American Road Trip: Part 6

9:10 a.m. Departing Danville, PA Cloudy, 67*

Our room was brand new and quite comfortable. We were all rudely startled awake at the alarm (that we set) at 7:30 a.m. Matt and I had another late night planning our route and re-packing the bags and are quite tired, but energized at the idea that this is our last day in the car.

10:35 a.m. Following a blue Prius with a Cape Cod license plate surround and a Wellfleet sticker in the back and listening to "Life is a Highway" on the radio, which seems quite appropriate. This part of Pennsylvania is one big piney mountain with ski resorts and lush forests and waterways.

11:05 a.m. Welcome to New York! Cloudy and 61*

We just climbed a huge hill that overlooked the Hudson Valley--absolutely stunning view.

12:00 p.m. We finally succumbed to what we feared most...McDonalds. The kids are thrilled and I have totally surrendered to the notion that french fries might actually be a vegetable. Strangely, there is no mustard in the burgers. Ben informed me that New Yorkers don't eat mustard. What? Can this possibly be true?

12:27 Connecticut Welcomes Us! Cloudy 68*

2:00 p.m. Massachusetts Welcomes Us! Partly Sunny 70*

I like the way the weather is looking. Everyone is exhausted but excited. But nobody, not once on this entire trip, has asked the ubiquitous road-trip question, "When are we going to get there." Although admittedly, Willa has been asking her own version of it in the last few minutes.

3:45 p.m.
Our first view of the Sagamore Bridge...the gateway to the Cape! We couldn't ask for prettier weather.

3:50 p.m. Crossed the bridge onto Cape Cod. Sunny 63*

4:10 p.m. Arrival at our home away from home. Whew! We did it!

The grand total of miles driven over these last 6 days: 3339

The children and dog were shockingly well behaved and the trip was overall one of the most fantastic things I have ever done. We are tired, to be sure, but feel a huge sense of accomplishment, and have a new appreciation for this vast, varied and incredibly beautiful country of ours. I'll post more thoughts when I have a chance...we are busy doing laundry and settling in. Willa wasted no time in heading down to the water to check out the scene, and spotted two horseshoe crabs right away.

You may not hear from me for awhile...I am planning on spending much of my day tomorrow enjoying vistas like this one in the back yard....and maybe taking my road-weary legs (and dog) for a jog.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

YOU MADE IT YOU MADE IT!!!! I can't wait for the return trip!!! XOXO