A Brief Vacation Summary

Before my trip, I made promises about being back with details and pictures from my road trip to Williamsburg, Virginia. Obviously, I failed. I still don’t have the pictures online, so a full trip recap will have to wait.

I will say that the trip was awesome and I didn’t want to come home. Highlights included driving through the mountains of West Virginia, visiting the Corvette factory in Kentucky, getting a bat for the kiddo in Louisville, standing in places where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson stood, seeing where our great nation began, eating where Colonel Sanders perfected his delicious Kentucky Fried Chicken, and meeting two wonderful women from MyFitnessPal. Oh, and joining the Half Marathoners Club!

Yes, we saw a lot in the week we were gone and enjoyed 99% of it. The 1% was when I was overly tired or hungry, searching for a hotel late a night, ordering a pizza to never have it delivered while getting charged for it, and having a different purchase charged twice. Poor Nate! He didn’t steal my engagement ring off my hand in the middle of the night (yet), so I think he’s keeping me. Yay!

Nate’s favorite part of the trip was driving the Saturn Ion on the twisting, mountainous back roads of West Virginia. He successfully warped the brakes on the Ion from baja-ing around and is pretty sure he got a tire off the ground on one particular tight, banked curve. He was giddy and smiling like a little kid on Christmas morning…and he tried to convince me that we need to move to West Virginia so he can drive like that every day.

We were both sad to come home because the more we travel, the more things we add to our bucket list of things to see. It was a little depressing knowing we were so close to Washington DC (remember, we drive a LOT!) and weren’t able to see it. So, that will be another trip in the future. As will about 100 other things we want to see.

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne has been on my list since about the 5th grade when we learned about them in history class. For probably the first time in my life, I hit information overload, but loved every second of it. I was completely in awe thinking about how these places created the United States of America. It saddens me when I think about how many people I had to explain the importance of Williamsburg and Jamestowne to, though, when asked why I chose to vacation there. It’s downright scary!

All in all, it was a great time and I can’t wait until my next vacation!

Oh, and there are only two days left to make a donation to the River Valley Riders Ride-A-Thon Fundraiser. Information can be found here and here.

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