White Knuckled Driving!! 4 states-. one day

Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
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Trip End Jul 10, 2010


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KOA South Bend

Flag of United States  , Indiana
Monday, June 21, 2010

Today started off great. We had pancakes for breakfast and headed out to see a bit more of the falls. We went on the Cave of the Winds tour, which is a walkway right at the base of the American Falls. What a blast!!! The kids loved it. We were completely soaked despite the provided attractive ponchos.(See Photos) You literally have the water washing up onto the decking, over your feet,legs and some raining down on you. It was so loud and windy you could not even speak,scream and yell yes, but no conversations.We were on the road by noon. Rob drove the first part, through New York and Pennsylvania.
Rob met a nice family yesterday at the Falls. They were RVing it as well. Well as we made our way out of the Niagara area we had to cross a bridge, as luck would have it, a van broke down in front of us in our lane. It is not easy to change lanes quickly when driving a 31 foot motor home( keep this thought in mind for later in this tale). As we were sitting there waiting, a RV stopped the traffic in the left lane and allowed us in. Guess who, Rob's buddies (Coincidence or stalking??) .
I took over the driving when we hit Ohio. I thought, "its Ohio How bad could it be?". Well I no sooner got going and the highway was reduced to one lane, Jersey barrier on one side, grass on the other!! It would have been nerve racking enough to drive it in my SUV,never mind an RV.
 After the construction cleared, I was faced with rush hour traffic in Cleveland.(ugh!) Cara was my co pilot so the music was loud and I did not hear Lola( the GPS) speaking .I almost missed my exit but somehow managed to cross 3 lanes without injuring anyone and get on track. Rob almost had a heart atttack! He took over as co pilot after that.
Once past Cleveland it was smoooth sailing.
Ohio and Indiana are actually quite pretty, rolling hills, farms as far as you can see. The gas is as expensive out here as it is in Connecticut ,by the way
Robbie was getting a bit stir crazy but had fun getting truckers to honk their horns for him. The girls worked on their journals, read and texted, of course.. All in all it took us about 9 hours to get Indiana.
Boy I seem to have written a lot for a day spent driving. Will try to keep it shorter tomorrow. Off to Wisconsin!!
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Cara on

I thought I was a good co pilot

Tammy on

No Adraine, i love the stories!!! keep them coming. great idea bloging!

Anne on

Only Rob would find a stalker!!!! Keep the blogs coming!

Laurie on

Sounds like you're having a great time. Be careful driving and watch out for stalkers!!! If you see them at your next stop...I might start to worry. Keep us posted...the stories are great.

Auntie Amy on

Looks like you're a great time. Wish I was there!!!

Amy on

Keep your hands on the wheel and eyes front...oh yeah watch out for stalkers! love the blog and all the pictures.

kaleigh on

i wish i was there 2!!! i miss u jenna(: and of course u txted lol(:

Gramgerry &Papa on

i should have read the blog before I talked to you guys on the phone. Papa was freaking out watching the weather channel yesterday, wait til he reads your entry for today!!!!! It sounds like you are all having a blast.I wish I was with you, but Oh well! I have to go to WORK today.

Maura on

The girls and I checked out all the pics this morning....how beautiful! They were very impressed with the rainbows and want to go there. We are enjoying the daily blogs and the girls are learning the states! Back to Merrimack today. Check back later.

Aunt Bobbie on

Thanks for sending me the blog. Keep it coming! What a great adventure!

Karen G. on

Hi, Guys. What an awesome trip. This will be a trip the kids remember for the rest of their lives. Some of our best and most vivid memories from childhood are when we went camping. Enjoy your selves and be safe. Roast a marshmallow for me...charcoled and on fire is the best. The blog is a great idea! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Aunt Ginny on

What a great natural adventure. Love the pics and the stories...Keep them coming:)

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