Saturday, March 19, 2011

Epic East Coast Adventure Spring Break 2011 {day four}

We had a pretty substantial drive ahead of us so Thursday we got up early to get on the road- but not before we got some homemade Linda frosting!  This is the best homemade frosting ever!  When Linda came to Texas we even forced her to make some :)

~On the way out of Linda's driveway there may have been an incident involving a snow bank and me trying to use the car's backup cam but I digress...~

We stop by Dunkin Donuts on our way to Connecticut because their advertising has woked and my son wants to try the "All new Big 'N Toasty" and seeing as we don't have any near us its a novelty. 
Once we get going we make great time or so I think!  My GPS was on 'time remaining' and I didn't know there was any other option.  At some point while I was programming it I dropped it and when I picked it up I changed it to 'time of arrival' which I liked even better because as you drove along it was nice to see if the time changed based on how fast {or slow} you were going.  I was so excited because it told me we were like 10 minutes away but at this point we turned onto another road and it told me I would be going another 47 miles on that road! What?  I finally realized that the GPS was still on Texas time and we were still an hour away!  Try getting your kids to swallow that after they've been in the car for 3 hours already and you've told them you're 10 minutes away... thankfully they were ok with it!

Once we got to our friend Julie's house in CT, we went for a quick bite {at Applebee's!!  I haven't had "my salad" in weeks it seems} then on to the Nautilus Museum.  This place is totally free and was dead.  Plus there were men in uniform but again I digress... We did a quick tour of the museum itself and then headed out to the submarine.  That was sooo awesome!
 I really thought I was going to be claustrophobic but it was not as bad as I expected.  The kids really enjoyed getting to see everything you could on the sub, you just can't imagine what it's really like until you are there.  When we were almost done an announcement was made that a submarine was going by so we ran up to the top so we could see it- and that was pretty darn cool too!

Once we left we said goodbye to Julie and headed to New York!  This was one of the legs I was concerned about as I was concerned about traffic, crazy drivers, and getting lost {yes, I have a GPS and yes, you can still get lost with one!}  Thankfully we actually made really good time getting to Long Island and the kids and I weren't too terribly cranky after spending umpteen hours in the car.  We had a great time catching up with Kat and her family and went to bed WAY too late.  But the time just flies when you're with great friends.

Oh and because today was St Patty's day we had Julie make us up some themed cake pops.  They were so stinkin' adorable!

Big day tomorrow...


Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great time! Aren't those pops amazing? I'm going to start making them too. :-) Can't wait to read more! I hope you enjoyed the frosting. Love you guys! <3 <3

Jenni said...

Ash always sleeps in the car. I usually end up driving all but one hour or so when we drive together to AL to see KK. Ash will drive for about 45 minutes and then say it is making her tired and go back to sleep in the passenger seat.