The road trip to New England was adventurous but no less successful. What Google says is a 22 hour, trip actually took us 34 hours total. The first day was 16.5 hours with no sightseeing or stopping for meals, but stops for restroom breaks and fuel. The hotel was gracious to us, clean and friendly. We all slept well and hit the road first thing in the morning.

The second day or our road trip

The second day or our road trip included one sightseeing adventure to Lamplighter Ministries in Mt. Morris, New York.

Even in the rain, our visit to Lamplighter was a highlight of the day with rolling hills, and autumn colors to take our breath away. The hospitality of everyone at Lamplighter Ministries was refreshing and sweet. They were kind enough to give us a tour and show us how they make the books my children have grown up with and loved.

Traveling half-way across the United States with 17 people and two dogs in four cars could be classified as crazy. Then again, maybe it’s just the Wood family style.

For the life of us, we couldn’t keep all of the cars going the same speed. We did get separated at one point (which was kinda funny). I don’t know if it was stress or if it really was that funny, but Josiah sent out a group text that 50% of the caravan had been lost. Not, half the family is missing, but 50% of the caravan is lost. I found it so humorous that I started belly laughing. Within a few moments, everyone riding in the car with me was laughing. I guess it’s true, laughter is contagious.

Danny traveled very well.

Danny was excited to use his iPad as a camera while traveling. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting a notice from Apple that it’s time to upgrade my iClould storage after all the photos I heard him taking. It brought a smile to hear him so excited each time he captured what he thought was “perfect”.

Eisha helped me drive the remainder of the trip toward the late hours of the second day. We had some great conversation and good laughs too. A little before two am we finally made it to our rental home where we all found cozy beds to welcome us after a very long ride.

Tomorrow we will rest in New Hampshire, eat homemade food (boy does that sound like a good idea), and enjoy taking a break from the road trip.

Until our next chat,

Danny Boy’s Mom