Moving day itself went off without a hitch. The driver was super nice and he and the loaders made loading the truck look easy. It did take them quite a while (maybe 4-4.5 hours), but all in all, pretty painless (for us, anyway). So, after they left, we had to go back and clean the apartment, which always takes longer than you expect. We headed out of town after one last tearful goodbye and got behind the rest of Northern VA getting out of town for the "holiday" weekend. I had no idea that Columbus Day was as big a holiday as Thanksgiving... at least, that is what it seemed like with all the traffic. I was just glad we were headed to visit Grandma and Grandpa. In the time it usually takes to drive there, we hadn't even left northern va. Yikes! Hope this isn't a sign of what is to come!
A wonderful visit with Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Em and Uncle Will, and followed by a wonderful breakfast in the morning -- maybe to entice us to stay??? -- and we were on the road again. Traffic had greatly improved and we were right on track for our next destination. Both boys did extremely well, and we are glad that we piled on so many miles today, before they really knew what they were in for. We drove straight through North Carolina where we walked into a smokehouse, I mean McDonalds, to use the 'facilities'. We passed through Tijuana, Mexico -- I swear, this trip just flew by. South Carolinian's have such a great sense of humor.
We arrived in Summerville, SC (just outside Charleston) right at dinnertime. I first checked into the hotel and when I got back in the car, noticed my tire pressure light had come on. Awesome. So we crossed the street for dinner and I checked the tires I could hear the air rushing out -- perfect, a flat tire. I am soooooo glad it was in a fairly decent area, not on the major highway and the rain wasn't too bad at the time. AAA came within 10 minutes and the tire was changed before our food arrived at dinner.
So, here is what we have in store:
- Squeaker and Little Man's coughs (they had colds last week) are getting worse and LM is wheezing.
- I have to find a place to get the tire repaired and/or replaced as early as possible... on a SUNDAY... so we can meet a friend of mine to explore Charleston in the morning before heading off to Atlanta.
- It is raining/drizzling, so playing and exploring outdoors tomorrow isn't going to be as fun as we had hoped -- will it let up???