Thursday, April 30, 2009


Springtime means Easter, flowers, girls in fancy dresses, Keeton's visit, and the year's first visit to Sandy Pines.

(click here to see all the photos)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Made it back!

We left Patrick's house on Friday morning and stopped at Manassas, VA, to visit the Bull Run battlefield. We stayed overnight in Somerset, PA, before driving the last 500 miles on Saturday. You can see our route here and our full photo set here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

More Lake Gaston fun and a bit o' history

We had another great day of fun at Lake Gaston on Tuesday. We boated around and even got to go trap shooting. Wednesday Bryant and I went to Appomattox Courthouse to see the place where the Civil War ended. You can see the photos in the album here. And of course we're still tracking our route everywhere here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Fresh from Virginia

We arrived at Patrick's house in Virginia last night after a couple pop-ins to visit some friends in Raleigh. We're still updating the map of our adventures here, and I added some photos from today to the Spring Break album here.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Update and First Photos

We finally arrived in Myrtle Beach today. The ride was long, but we enjoyed it. Andrew drove about half of the 900 miles. Today the boys got to meet my brother Ken (aka Red). We went to Alligator Adventure and toured around the area. We had watched Michigan State beat UConn during dinner. We're spending the night here.

You can see today's photos here. I'll keep adding to that album as we go.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Follow Us on Spring Break

I'm taking Andrew and Bryant on a road trip for Spring Break this year. We're leaving this afternoon. We're driving to Myrtle Beach, SC, to pay a visit to my brother. Then we're heading to Bracey, Virginia, to spend the week at my friend Patrick's place on Lake Gaston.

I'll be posting photos and commentary along the way. In the meantime, you can follow along as we drive the 1800+ miles there and back. Just bookmark this page. Each time you refresh it, you'll see the little pins moving across the map as we progress. Or you can keep this link open and check the auto-refresh box.

I expect breaks in the trail when we get out of cellphone range and also when I need to use my iPhone for something else. Otherwise, it should track us in more or less real time.