Shortly into the second 8 hour drive, Kendra and talked about how the second day is the worst of the three days driving up to Michigan. On the first day, you are psyched up to get going and on the road, and the hotel stay is a novelty that we don't often engage in. The third day brings the anticipation of finally arriving and seeing everyone. But day two is a DRAG. You know that you have ANOTHER really long drive with another hotel at the end. Nothing to get excited about at all!
Today's journey was uneventful, which is a really good thing. Car purring like a kitten, dog snoring in the back seat, and Kendra being the amazing traveler that she is. When Kendra was younger, she would watch movies for any longer journeys, and she would watch them the WHOLE time. Now she amuses herself with other things, including just listening to the radio and watching the scenery go by. She watched one movie only on each day. And lo and behold, she even got out a book to read without prompting! Woah!
No pictures tonight...nothing worthy of pulling out the camera. We are happily laying on the plush king sized bed at a Holiday Inn Express having just finished a take-out Applebee's dinner. One more day!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Every year, we seem to stay at hotels that have indoor pools, and they won't let dogs on the pool decks (understandably!). This hotel had an outdoor pool and I asked if could sit out there with Grady on a leash while Kendra swam. To Kendra's delight, they said of course we could do that! Here are a few cute pics of the swimmer and the hound who watched...
Saturday, June 26, 2010
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Another reason we didn't really like HS is that several of the attractions and rides were not working that day. We wanted to do the Star Wars and Muppets things, but both were on the fritz. Bummer.
We did head over to Honey I Shrunk the Kids playland for a short time---it was already blisteringly hot.