Day 1 of our trip was a mini adventure…
(I’m adding all of the photos in a small version but you can click on each of them to view larger)
Loading the car full to the roof in the backseat and fitting 2 dogs in the hatch area of the SUV was an interesting challenge.
This was my view in the rear view mirror. I had to make the side mirrors my good friends:
See how packed it was in the backseat? That’s what happens when you rent a house and you need to bring extra things…oh well! I’m an expert packer and I made it all fit! 🙂
Once we packed up the car we were ready to go…
Got the shades on and we were ready to roll:
Lucas made some friends along the way…
We were getting closer…
We saw the Statue of Liberty on our way down…hmmmm…she looks a lot smaller in person than I remember.
We danced to “JT” for a little entertainment:
We found a rest stop and let the pups out for a little break.
And then we made to Virginia and we were doing “okay fine.”
Right before we got on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge we stopped at the scenic overlook and took a few photos… (my mom hates her hair here…but HEY it was WINDY!)
It was soooo hazy out.
And then we were off again to cross the longest bridge I’ve ever been on.
While we were on the bridge I felt like I was being watched from behind. I looked in my rear view mirror to find that we had a visitor who had found a way to climb out of the hatch, over the back seat, and tunneled her way through our luggage to make her way to the front seat!
I guess she missed her momma:
Eventually we stopped and put her in the back again and we thought we made a blockade but she found her way to the front again and appear in a different spot. Can you spot her?
We were finally in North Carolina! YAY!
You can tell I was psyched after over 8 hours in the car.
We were hungry and I figured a Wendy’s cheeseburger was always a yummy choice…until I had the worst Wendy’s burger I had ever experienced. I’m not a fan of mustard but a little bit is never bad. Well, this burger didn’t have a little bit…someone went crazy with the mustard and I was starving so I ate it…
…but I didn’t eat it happily…
And before we got to our destination we spotted Mels’s Diner so you know I had to stop and take a photo:
And then we made it to our house! YAY! Our rental is on a little culdisac:
And we threw all of our luggage inside…
…and ran to the beach to sit and relax on the beach before dinner…
…and I was a very HAPPY girl. 🙂
After relaxing on the beach we headed to dinner but made a quick stop at the Currituck Lighthouse a minute from our place to check it out. It was closed but we will go back another day.
It was an eventful day. I tried to get this blog post done last night but I was so tired that I fell asleep at the kitchen table while I was waiting for the photos to load. LOL! 🙂
I’m off to the beach!!
Enjoy your labor day!!