Wednesday, July 23, 2008

On the Road Again

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-

4 comments:

Kim Thomas said...

Way to survive the blowout with no damage (except to the tire). May there be no more unexpected bad surprises on your trip!

Amy said...

As a kid I always loved the vanilla coke we could get ONLY at Friendly's. Ahh...the memories!

Jinjer said...

How fun does Friendly's look?! Hate blowouts but you got a new tire so that's a good thing. Looks like a great time!

Kim A said...

I am glad you got there safely! A Blowout??? A monsoon??? I know you don't drink, but I would have needed a Friendly's with a bar, not an ice cream!

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