Monday, July 22, 2013

McB road trip 2013 -- So. much. driving.

We packed up our van and headed northeast to West Virginia.  Knowing it was going to be a long trip, we split the trip into three days of driving.

Wednesday -- 4 1/2 hours to Springfield, MO
Thursday -- 8 hours Louisville, KY
Friday -- 6 1/2 hours Morgantown, WV

Those hours are with potty and food breaks.  And to be quite honest, the boys didn't need to stop as much as I did.  Being 26 1/2 weeks pregnant while driving was a little uncomfortable {but, in hindsight, not nearly as uncomfortable as being 28 1/2 weeks pregnant.  Those 2 weeks are insane, I guess.}  The boys were excellent travelers and I suppose I didn't expect much less from them.  They watched DVD's and ate snacks, asked questions and played games.  They are such champs -- just overall.

We picked a random place to stay the first night.  Patrick looked at the map to see where a good stopping place may be for the first leg of the trip.  We didn't do too much in Springfield, but we did eat dinner at a little local Italian place called Bambino's.  It was really good.  We love finding good local places to eat!

Our next stop was Louisville and that was on purpose.  Patrick attends Southern Baptist Theologoical Seminary, online, and it's located in Louisville.  He wanted us to see the campus and such.  We got to Louisville around 4pm in hopes to enjoy dinner and then watch fireworks -- it was the 4th of July.  But rain dampened {ha. get it.} that idea.  We grabbed dinner at a local burger place, Bluegrass Burgers.  SO good. We were told to drive down the road and get ice cream a this cute place called The Comfy Cow.  I'm so glad we did.  As it turns out Louisville has A TON of great local places and it's a super cute city.  We drove around for a few minutes and then headed back to the hotel to swim.

We headed out the next day for Morgantown.  But we did go out of the way {Patrick is so patient and tolerant of my foodie-ness} to a little French bakery.  I cannot, for the life of me, remember the name! It was good.  And all the ladies working were so very friendly.  Plus, what's not to love about french pastries?  We drove a lot this day because we were ready to NOT be in a car.  We rolled into Morgantown around 5pm and stopped by to see Kent and Sarah before heading to my mom's for the night.
Ready to roll picture.

Ready to roll picture.

Ready to roll picture.

Andrew loved looking at the atlas.  He would go on and on about it.  Yell for it if he dropped it.  And played peek-a-boo with it.  Who knew.

Southern on a rainy day.
Exploring the seminary.
More exploring.

Swim time! Clearly they are excited.

A great use of the Dollar Store baking sheets -- Subway to go!


I'm sorry for not being sorry about all the pictures and details in this post {and the rest!}

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