Thursday, April 30, 2015

Florida or BUST Part I; On the Road

Florida Trip
Vacation 2015

We started out at 4:46pm on that Friday afternoon making our way South....
Only after about an hour and a 1/2 or so we were in Pennsylvania......
Everyone was still pretty cheerful at the PA welcoming center.... even Gavin gave a little smile.
(Do you see the snow on the ground?) At one point I fell asleep and Mark was driving in a blizzard. PA was the longest state to drive both there and back...oh why oh why do you take so long to cross PA??? I missed a  few of the signs going down due to driving and the boys sleeping...but we went through Maryland....
West Virginia and Virginia...
North Carolina and......
Somewhere around 4am we hit South of the Border....



Enjoying Pedro...


A quick stretch, a bathroom break and a gas fill we we back on the road running down RT 91 in South Carolina.

We found an unfamiliar eatery which became my son's all time favorite, a Waffle House restaurant and had a much needed food and coffee break.
 Bring on the COFFEE!!!
 ...and just get a look at the food...
 Gavin was in his glory.
Can you BELIEVE these Waffles???
 After filling up with breakfast food we were back on the road again...next state just ahead is Georgia.....Mark takes a much needed nap..
 We start to see Palm TREES.....can you feel the excitement?
 Passing the Georgia signs...
 Stopping to get a pic with Georgia...Gavin looking less enthused.
Of course there was Scarlet to remind us of Everything SOUTH. I simply LOVE this movie...
I think this was a Gavin shot....
and finally.....just about 18 hours later...
The looks I got from Gavin were not from a child happy to be in Florida....18 hours in a car can make anyone grumpy...
I on the other hand was THRILLED!!!

We had lunch and the birds were interested in what we were eating.

Just because we were in Florida didn't mean we were at our destination.....back on the road heading to Daytona....
 Quick....get a flash pass of Jacksonville.....


Then we were again on our way....
Daytona Beach here we come,...