Sometimes our 12+ hour drive to SC or Georgia is a good one - sometimes it's just ok - and other times we're all thinking about jumping out of the car while it's still moving. This last drive was one of the latter - our longest drive yet - took us 14ish hours. Simon thankfully was in good spirits and we didn't suffer any long periods of crying or crankiness. He did a great job considering that he's 1 and on the move. After we told him happy birthday we told him that we were going on a little drive and this is how he responded:
To be honest - I wasn't sure if we'd make it to SC in one piece or with all of our belogings. I was convinced that either our roof-rack would fly off or our hitch haul rack would just completely break off and I'd have to say goodbye to all of my fabric, etc.
Or I was worried that our tires would just fly off at any moment because any little rock we drove over, we felt like the tire was scraping the body of the car. Tom's shocks are probably totally destroyed.
Not to mention that we drove all 676 miles with a strap vibrating. Here's a little video to give you a glimpse of our ride:
We were totally overloaded and I'm already planning to leave a lot of stuff at my parents' house when we migrate back to the north for Tom's last year of seminary.
All that to say, we're finally settled in and are trying to adapt to a new routine and place. Thankfully it feels like home, since it is my family's home. Simon seems to have adjusted quite easily to his new surroundings.
I've just transferred 5,000+ photos onto my external harddrive in hopes to organize my photos and in turn - blog more. I'm certain that this might happen, but don't hold your breath.