I made a lot of trips to the east coast when I was growing up. In the back of the
This trip will be Luke and Em and myself in a 2002 Chevy van with AC! and a DVD player. We'll be visiting a few major league ballparks and an equal number of museums, including a few historical spots, such as the town where Dan's great-grandfather was a high school principal back in the day, and the National Air Force Museum to see the plane my dad was a crew member on during the Korean conflict.
The van is outfitted with new shocks and a couple new tires. Yesterday, the kids gave it the royal treatment, vacuuming and cleaning the interior, and giving the outside a good washing. The DVD player and cooler are plugged in and ready to go. The back of the van is packed with everything we'll need including snacks, drinks for the cooler, beach gear, baseball gear, books and videos. There's just enough room for the overnight bags that will go in tomorrow morning. (I have to say, it's been quite liberating to not have to weigh our bags or, even worse, have to cram everything into a carry on, measuring out shampoo and body lotion in little bottles that fit into a baggie. There are some advantages to being your own travel company!)
My plan is to post some pictures and updates, so we'll have a little journal of our trip when we get back. Dan will be holding down the fort at home, until the last few days when he'll meet us for part of the drive back. We miss him already:( But with the wonder of technology, we'll be talking to him on our cell phones, sharing our experiences along the way. The weeks will fly by before we know it, I'm sure.
Watch out, America, the Griswolds are back!