We took the circus on the road today! We left Georgia this morning and made it through South Carolina. This water tower is in Gaffney.
We hit a snag in North Carolina when I had a blowout. After stopping at a truckstop and a Wal-mart and finally a tire store I am $123 poorer but the happy owner of a brand new tire. While waiting at the tire store the kids found a gumball machine. Joy!
The gumball was so big I don't know how Carolyn even got it in her mouth. Luckily, she comes from a long line of big mouths, so it fit.
Good-bye North Carolina, hello Virginia! Ten minutes from our hotel we hit a monsoon.
But it slacked up enough to go eat at THE KIDS ABSOLUTE FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
We haven't eaten at a Friendly's since we moved from Pennsylvania. The kids always wanted to eat there (because ice cream came with their meals) and Jim and I loathed it because they are SO SLOW. Apparently, nothing has changed!
The kids were wired after being in the car all day, so I let them have a syrupy, sugary liquid cotton candy drink as big as their heads to, you know, calm them down. Great idea! More tomorrow-