Sunday, July 6, 2008

Road Trip Vol. I


We're off to a good start to our Road Trip. We left Thursday morning at 9:16. The May Queen was very happy. At 10:28 she asked "How much longer?" and so began our next 7 hours of "are we there yet?"


Three states later we arrived at our first destination, my aunt and uncle's house outside of Atlanta, GA. We've been having a great time here. We enjoyed the Zoo, where this panda was kind enough to pose with The May Queen before showing off with a somersault! We were also highly entertained by this kangaroo and her baby, whose legs you can see sticking out of the pouch!
Although I was very disappointed that the "swim the sharks" adventure was all booked up, it was still pretty cool to see whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. As you might imagine I could have sat there and watched them all day, but we did see the rest of the place, too, and really enjoyed the Beluga whales as well.
While we were waiting for our time to hit the aquarium we girls played in the park while the boys went on a tour of CNN (known in our house as "the daddy channel").

We've also enjoyed swimming in the neighborhood pool, watching fireworks from the back patio on the 4th, and roasting marshmallows around a campfire tonight. My uncle and I subjected The May Queen to all sorts of old campfire tunes, from "I'm a little piece of tin..." to her new favorite "Going on a Lion hunt."

Tomorrow we head off to North Carolina to visit more relatives, and The May Queen will be able to add a new magnet to her state map - she's never been to NC before!



20 comments:

Alpha DogMa said...

Looks like fun.

Candygirlflies said...

So glad you're having a wonderful time!!

xo CGF

Sober Briquette said...

It looks like there might be room for me there in the back seat...

Kyla said...

KayTar loves the Lion Hunt song!

Looks and sounds like you guys are having a great time so far (minus the 7,409,834 rounds of "Are we there yet?" LOL!)

ewe are here said...

Surviving 7 hours of 'are we there yet?' should come with prizes.
;-)

Looks like you're having a great time.

niobe said...

This post brings back memories of those long, long ago family summer vacations, when my parents had to deal with five squabbling children.

wheelsonthebus said...

Only a very, very brave person takes a road trip with a child.

Beck said...

Alabama has a manly state slogan.
That looks like a fun trip for your lucky munchkin!

Aunt Becky said...

Oh, I am so jealous. I'm dying to go on a road trip. Somewhere, ANYwhere.

Amy Y said...

Wow ~ you guys sure have been busy! I love Atlanta! Glad you're having fun~ enjoy NC!

the dragonfly said...

So glad you're having fun...

(...but I wish you could visit ME!!)

;)

carrie said...

I'm so jealous! It takes almost an entire day to get across Washington . . . let alone 3 states!

Have fun guys! :)

Julie Pippert said...

So glad you guys are having such a nice time, AWAY. So good to get away. Enjoy the rest!

Jennifer said...

Fantastic!! I love, love, love road trips and it looks like you're doing it up right. Enjoy! Safe travels!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a lovely vacation! A friend of mine's 5-year-old thinks "I'm a little piece of tin" is "I'm a little piece of Tim" ;-)

E said...

Does this southern tour involve southern food???? I want meal details!

Tracey said...

Ooohhh!!! A panda! My son would FLIP to see a panda in real life.

Glad you're having fun! I am also missing BlogHer this year and am in a jealous snit. I have a post at Chicago Moms Blog in which I rant and rave about it. Very maturely, too.

Chantal said...

I finally caught up on your last few posts. Enjoy your trip. Sounds like it will be a blast (drinking and dancing in NYC, I am jealous :) ). Your post about the blog as a future treasure, I have thought about that as well. I wonder about printing it and binding it or something. I definitely want to back it up. I wish blogger had a back up process, I really should write them...

Victoria said...

Road trips are the best - I totally fancy them. =)

NC? You're planning to stop in my way, right?

Have a great trip...looking forward to more!

womaninawindow said...

Wow, you guys are really getting around.