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May 20th, 2008
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3241.4 Miles


Our 3241.4-mile road trip is over! In 18 days, we covered 14 states (plus D.C.), saw friends we hadn't seen in years, and made our parents very happy. We took Violet to National Parks and bourbon distilleries and Disney World and highway rest stops galore. She saw Gettysburg, the Washington Monument, Lincoln's birthplace, the Grand Ole Opry, roller coasters, caves, a 62-foot Jesus, fine barbecue joints, okapis, peach groves, Amish people, swimming pools...

Yes, she's seen all that before she was ten weeks old, yet she's never been out to Long Island (8 miles down the highway).

She'll remember none of it, of course, but I have hundreds of photos to prove we were there. (And I'm still adding more.)

I'm happy to be home, but part of me wanted to keep on driving while we had the chance. There's still so much to see...

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From:kryscat
Date:May 20th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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You're a braver man than I... wait, I'm not a man... you get the point.

Phaedra gets carsick. Not fun, though it developed a good bit later.
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:May 22nd, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Well, at least you're a better woman than I am.

More people than I expected told us we were crazy/brave. But it did work out great for us. No carsickness or anything. Though by the end it seemed that Violet was a bit sick of her carseat. Still, the crankiest she got on our trip was not in the car, but after three days at Sue's parents' house (resisting the obvious joke here...)
From:tracied
Date:May 20th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
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awwww what a great trip!
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From:anemone
Date:May 20th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
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They really are surprising portable when tiny. (Ours wasn't fond of the car, though.)
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:May 22nd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
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The baby is surprisingly portable; all her stuff is less so...
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From:lithoglyphic
Date:May 22nd, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
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She'll enjoy the pictures, though, someday. I just finished uploading a bunch of photos from my toddler-hood in Paris, which I only tenuously remember. But it's my favorite set.
From:c_belle_2008
Date:June 3rd, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
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I love how grumpy she looks in her car seat. I think I had the exact same expression on my face at yoga this morning.
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:June 14th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
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It's a good yoga/stuck in traffic face. She's not in yoga, but she's still probably more flexible than you. Ah, youth.
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