Some people wouldn't dream of getting in their car to drive 15 hours to go on vacation. Myself, well quite frankly I would get on a skateboard to travel to a new destination. Well.... maybe not a skateboard, but although I do not mind flying, the rest of my household refuses to get on a plane. In this case when we decided to head to DC for the week of our nations birthday I was excited for the road trip.
Seems to me more and more families are deciding to take the time to drive to their destinations either going by RV or just hoteling it. The reasons are numorous. Avoiding airtravel hassels may be a big one. At the time of our trip gas prices were pretty good (the least we paid for gas was $3.09 in Indiana). I just love nothing better than watching the countryside roll by. There is no better way to see things! Lets face it, you can't round a corner in the mountains only to behold a beautiful valley with a cute town complete with a white steeple church on a plane when you are 2000 feet in the air. You can't be suprised by a bridge that crosses a river that is breathtakeinly 200 feet up in the air and you certainly cannot witness the beauty our vast country has to offer.
So we happily set off for our trip on the Saturday before the fourth at 8:00 in the morning and began our family vacation. We made it to Somerset, Pennsylvania that first day before we stopped for the night. We were road weary by that time. Over 12 hours on the road. In the end Pennsylvania was our favorite state to drive through. I had never been that way before so this was a new experience for me. What a beautiful country we live in!
More on our trip coming up......