Monday, December 01, 2008

Vacation Days 1 & 2

We recently drove from Louisiana to Washington, DC to visit my mother for Thanksgiving. I'm lumping Day 1 & 2 together since we were on the road both days (Louisiana to Knoxville, TN on Day 1, Knoxville to Alexandria, VA - just outside D.C. - on Day 2).

Zack and I were sick for a bit of the trip - strep & upper respiratory ick. If you have to feel yucky, it might as well be when you're snuggled in the car for two days. It sort of forces you to relax since there isn't anything else to do. Sons #1 and #2 passed much of the time playing video games (on long car rides, I relax the time limit they can play). Here's how Son #3 passed much of his time on Day 1:

The hotel in Knoxville was nice. The indoor pool was open 24 hours, plus there was a really neat game room - video games, pool table, racquet ball courts... We dined at Ruby Tuesdays, and turned in early.


Day 2 - woke in time to attend church, before hitting the road. A nice uneventful drive through the mountains. It apparently snowed a couple of days prior at the Tennessee/Virginia state line so we stopped at the Virginia Welcome Center so the kids could play a bit.

Later that evening, we checked into our hotel, the Hilton in Alexandria, Va. Our room was on the 25th floor - great view, fast elevator. Kids were impressed. We met my mother for dinner. Then returned to the hotel for prepare for a busy Day Three.


Sue said...

Looks like the kids had fun in the snow...can't wait to see what the next days bring...

Nadine said...

My son use to sleep in the car all the time also. The problem was when we were on long trips and got there, he was wide awake and full of energy.

I hope you guys are feeling better.

Lala's world said...

2000 MILES!!! and a sick son and being sick!! oh man I don't envy that!
one of my girls get's car sick so the whole thought of that trip makes my tummy turn!!

Shionge said...

Is this the tradition for your family to spend time with your Mom during Thanksgiving? This is a big American tradition isn't it?

Happy belated THanksgiving Elle :D