Tripping up the East Coast

Tripping up the East Coast

May 6, 2016 Travel 0

We’ve just ticked over 1000 miles on our new car…and when I say new, I mean a 1994 Ford Explorer with 58,000 miles on it.  Our aptly named ‘Explorer’ we chose – instead of the original idea of buying a big van to fit out – simply because we couldn’t find a van…we are adapting, as you do when on an overseas trip for 5 months, and are now on the lookout for a pop-up camper.

The first part of our trip has been full of catching up with friends and family beginning with a week spent with my little brother and his family (a wife and nephew I had not yet met in person) as well as my oldest brother and his wife who I had not seen in about 15 years.  It was a wonderful time to catch up with family.  It is also where we bought our car and it gave us a chance to get over jet lag before driving north.

After a walk in the cold rain through Philly we found the Liberty Bell, crack and all

An overnight stay in Virginia with friends brought us up to Philly through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (see above picture) where we were able to spend time with my Aunt and Uncle and show the kids some American History before driving up to my home town where we are now spending quality time with my mom and dad and feeling very disoriented by everything being familiar and yet…not.

Train ride to Philly

The trip was mildly delayed by a friendly state trooper who informed us that we need to merge into the inside lane if an emergency vehicle is stopped on the side of the road.  Now we wait to see how much the fine is -Matt’s Australian accent wasn’t enough to convince him we deserved only a warning…insert sad face.

Now we are hanging with mo-nanny and pop-pop and getting back on track with homeschooling.  Opportunity keeps opening before us and we are trying our best to move forward in the right way…with 5 more months of journeying ahead of us we are excited to see where the path leads.  For the time being we are taking one step at a time.

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