Monday, July 14, 2008

Road Trip Volume 3

It's been a while since my last Road Trip update, but we've been busy having a great time. Last Wed we travelled north.Although we weren't able to keep up our state picture streak (oddly enough they don't have a welcome area in Maryland as you exit Washington DC) we did get this great picture of The Big Guy (for all of you who doubted he was really with us!):

When we pulled into this Wendy's for lunch The May Queen had just fallen asleep (the ONLY sleep she's done in the car to date) and I had tried to gently wake her up with a "time for lunch," to which she opened her eyes and went back to sleep. But when we stopped she opened her eyes and exclaimed," Cool! I want a frosty." Now we know what it takes to wake her up!

We continued on to Philadelphia, where we stayed with my college roomie, her husband and their little boy (19 months old). It was so wonderful to hang out with them again - we spent a lot of time together when we all lived in Philly for the 3 years after we graduated. And it's wonderful to see what great parents they are now. The May Queen was very sweet with their boy. We had a very relaxed time there, enjoying trips to the park and a local orchard where we fed deer and other animals. The May Queen also went across the monkey bars all by herself for the very first time. Mom and Dad and their backs are breathing a big sigh of relief.
Abby also got her first taste of a Philly Cheesesteak.
Yum.

On Saturday I headed up to NYC with another friend for a girls night, and that is a whole other post...
While I was up there The Big Guy and MQ took in a few historical Philly sites.
The next morning I took a train out to New Jersey where I met up with my family and had brunch with an old friend and his family (again, fun to see how great a dad he is to his adorable children).
We then continued on to Rhode Island (again, no welcome center in Connecticut as you exit NYC!), where we stopped for an early dinner with a family who moved away from Louisiana earlier this year, and then continued on to Massachusetts, where we are now staying with my sister in law.
Whew.

(even without the photos, The May Queen is enjoying adding the states to her magnetic map as we add them to the list! Right now she has been to 24 states - no all on this trip, of course!)

13 comments:

Kathryn said...

Wow! That is busy, busy, busy. But it all sounds fabulous!
And a girls night out in NYC??? How fun! You'll definitely have to tell us more about that. :)

I love all the pics. I know I say this every time but that MQ is such a beauty!

Karen said...

amazing and fun! And on behalf of CT, I'd like to welcome you and the May Queen as you come through our state - and sorry for the lack of welcome center, that's our bad...on the other hand we have no tolls on our roads, but then again we have higher gas prices to make up for that, so never mind. Please feel free to stop by and be welcomed in person!

alejna said...

Welcome to Massachusetts! I didn't realize you were going to be up this way, or we would have put up a sign for you and the May Queen!

I love the series of photos. It sounds like a grand trip. Thanks for keeping us all updated!

flutter said...

You guys are adorable.

MamaGeek said...

What a fun trip (and beautiful fam PM).

Mary Beth said...

You're adding a lot of states with this trip alone! But it sounds like you're having so much fun and visiting cool places in each of your stops. The cheesesteak is one of the greatest things to ever come out of PA:)

ewe are here said...

Wow! What a fun trip!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What an amazing trip! You all covered a LOT of ground!

niobe said...

This sounds like a wonderful trip. I love your family photo.

Amy Y said...

I don't know why but Maryland puts their welcome centers in strange places... (we lived in Frederick for 3 years).
It sounds like you're having a great trip so far, though! Can't wait to hear about NYC!

amanda said...

It looks like you guys are having a great time!

Victoria said...

Crazy fun! Love the photos!!

Wayfarer Scientista said...

26 more states to go!! Glad you're having a blast.