Saturday, July 9
5:00a. HomePop quiz: do you know what happens if you get stung on your face and then go to bed? You wake up looking like this:
This vacation is awesome. I’m not even going to be able to drive if I can’t open my eye. I guess I’ll start packing the van.
9:00a. HomeIt only took four hours to get packed. (Which isn’t bad considering it took almost 90 minutes just to get my contacts in.)
The good news: the swelling on my face has gone down. (Literally, the swelling has gone down from my eye socket into my cheeks and chin. I look like I just had a stroke.)
Well, we are off in just a moment. Our goal is to make it to Kansas City tonight, where we’ll be staying with my sister-in-law and her main man.
It’s almost 900 miles and Google predicts nearly 13 hours of on-the-road time. This should be fun.
|This "End Boring Area" sign in Ohio was not accurate.|
12:30a. Overland Park, Kansas.Here we are! That actually wasn’t terrible. The kids did great and so did their old man. My face stopped actively hurting somewhere in Indiana.
My sister-in-law greeted us with homemade chocolate chip cookies, which couldn’t be more awesome.
Day 1 of the grand adventure is in the books. Our vacation has officially begun.
- States visited: PA, WV, OH, IN, IL, MO, KS.
- Miles traveled: 888.5
- Travel time. 16 hours, 22 minutes