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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"And we'll tell you all about it...."

After spending 17 hours together in the car this past week, our family is....  happy to be out of the car.  Actually it wasn't too bad... road trips are generally getting slightly easier than they once were.  Not having a TV in the car makes for some creative uses of time, though, -- and some annoying time, too.

We had a lot of conversations like this:

Pete (as we're driving past Jamestown, VA):  Does anyone know when the first people settled Jamestown?
Strider (bored):  Yes, Dad -- 1607.
Pete:  Do you know how many years ago that was?
Miles:  Do YOU know that my bike is made out of bamboo??
All of us:  What??
Miles: It says "Made in China" on it, so it must be made of bamboo.
Colsen:  Miles!  It's not made out of bamboo -- it's metal!

And on and on.


We traveled over several bridges on this trip -- some of them were downright scary.  When we came to one particularly high and roller-coaster-ish one, Strider yelled, "Dad, try to drive this one with your eyes closed!"  This did not help my stress level.
(This wasn't the scariest bridge --
it's just the only one I took a picture of)

Sometimes we played the alphabet game.  Sometimes we listened to Jim Gaffigan and laughed and laughed.  Sometimes we all talked at the same time and everyone got frustrated.  Sometimes we complained, and sometimes we were thankful for things.  Sometimes we tried to memorize a few verses from 2 Corinthians 5.

Sometimes we listened to music, and about 90% of that time was spent listening to the same song over and over -- this one:

video


As the lyrics say,
"We've come a long way from where we began,
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again."

Seemed like an appropriate theme song for our travels.

And eventually, eventually, we made it to our destination....  More on that soon.




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