Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Traveling On The Worst Travel Day

Surprisingly enough traveling wasn't too bad tonight. We looked online before we left and saw where all the backups were on I95 and then I used Google Maps to plot a course down that bypassed most of them. We did end up having to travel west for a small bit before we could start traveling south, but thanks to Ginger's iPhone with it's GPS and maps interface we could see exactly where we needed to go and when turns were coming up. Very handy little tool (although one still needs another person riding in the car with you to actually make use of it). Overall the normally two hour trip ended up taking two hours and twenty minutes. Not too bad all things considered.

Since Ginger wouldn't let me take pictures while I was driving, all we have are the photos from her iPhone. In case you're wondering why the readout says two hours forty minutes when above I said we made the trip in two hours and twenty minutes it's because Ginger had used the car for an hour and a half before we left taking the kids to gymnastics and dropping the cat off at the vet.

As we were heading down after the kids finished playing Nintendogs on their DSes (they love having them meet up and sending messages to one another) Quinn started telling us riddles that he's heard.

Quinn: If April shower's bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

Me: June bugs?

Quinn: No. It's pilgrims.

Ginger: June bugs. You think you're so clever.

Me: Think?

Quinn: I've got another one. How many jellybeans can you put into an empty trash bag?

Me: Hmmm, I don't know.

Quinn: One. Because after that it's not empty anymore.

This of course prompted Catherine to get involved.

Catherine: How did the football go over the gate?

Me: It was kicked. No wait, that's too obvious. I got it, the monkey took it.

Catherine: No... The wind took it.

Me: You sure it wasn't a monkey?

Obviously the logic behind some of Catherine's is lacking a bit at this point. Of course all this riddling meant the kids weren't sleeping like we had planned, so when we got to Richmond Catherine only slept for about 20 minutes in the car and I don't think Quinn went to sleep at all. They're going to be tired and cranky tomorrow, but hopefully it won't be too bad.

1 comment:

wtfree3 said...

Glad to see you made it down safely. Hopefully, making it back wasn't too tough. Our travel travails will be posted shortly. I did enough off-cycle driving to avoid most problems. We did get stuck briefly on the NJ Turnpike on Saturday because of an accident (likely with a fatality - they had a sheet over the driver door and had shut down the turnpike in the opposite direction), but other than that, it was pretty smooth (even in the rain today).