Thursday, March 7, 2013

On The Road


Reece and I are on the road, enjoying our little adventure south to Myrtle Beach. The plan was to leave on Wednesday morning, but after hearing the forecast of a storm heading along the route we would be traveling we packed up Tuesday afternoon and hit the road.

We drove five hours on Tuesday to Cortland, New York where we stayed overnight. We awoke to grey skies, but nothing more on Wednesday morning. I was feeling confident we were ahead of the game and would be far enough south when the storm hit. My confidence was soon shattered. We hit Virginia and instead of missing the storm, drove right on through it.

I counted eight tractor trailers in the ditch. I stopped counting cars that had spun out. There were trees blocking lanes along interstate 64 making it like a maze to get through. It was a tough, stressful drive taking us a little longer than expected but we made it to our next stop and were happy to get in our hotel room, eat dinner and crash.

I am hoping our drive today is much less eventful.

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  1. Safe trip! I hope today is much less adventurous.

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  2. Oh my gosh - I am with you in hoping today's drive is nothing like yesterday's - stay safe and enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  3. I am so happy the drive went all okay in spite of the weather! Good to hear you are both safe and sound, and on your way to more adventures. Well done on the snow storm driving - that would have freaked me out!

    Safe driving, happy journey and speak soon.

    xo

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    1. Thanks Renee. It freaked me out, but I had to keep going, there was nowhere to stop.

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  4. Me too! Oh my, I might have been on the side of the road in tears...
    hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. I love the map!

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    1. Almost was Jennifer, but the shoulders of the road were a mess, I couldn't pull over. The only way out was through it.

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  5. Be careful- hope you have a wonderful time in Myrtle Beach!

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  6. Yikes! Good luck today, keep safe!

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  7. Oh, drive carefully, thinking of you on the other side of the big water!
    Karin-Ida

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  8. I hate that we weren't able to meet up! You two be very careful!

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    1. Me too, it would have been wonderful. Hopefully next time.

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  9. the south does seem to have trouble staying on the road in extreme weather. we went through Arkansas during their blizzard. so many cars on the side of the road.

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    1. I guess because they don't get storms like that too often. I was amazed that they just left the trucks and cars in the ditch. In Canada they would shut the road down to pull them out. At least it keeps everyone moving. I guess they pull them out once the storm if over.

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  10. Safe travels, my friend! Next time you make a trip like this I hope we can meet up!

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  11. Be safe and I hope the rest of the trip is easier on you. Oh, and we have stayed in Courtland NY as well :) In the only hotel there I believe!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. Today was a perfect day for driving and we made it. So nice to be here.

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  12. So glad you made it safe! Wishing you a more peaceful end to your journeys.

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  13. Hope the rest of the drive was smooth! I hate driving in the rain x

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