This morning I had access to a TV so I was flipping through the channel guide looking for ESPN and I noticed a channel that had a three hour block for a program called, “Best of Praise the Lord.”
Since being in Kansas, I don’t think I’ve been to a bathroom that doesn’t use a soft 2-ply toilet paper. A nice change from NY where everyone uses the standard 1/4-ply.
This morning we picked up our car and did all of the paperwork. Took a little longer than we expected, but it all got done and we were off. We were heading from Kansas City (Eastern boarder of Kansas) to Salina (3 hours away to the middle of no where in Kansas), where most of Tiffany’s family is. Some thoughts from today: I am rather impressed by Tiffany’s driving skills so far....
Down time? Yeah right.
Today was rather eventful for us. Staying in Kansas City for a day, we had plans to visit Tiffany’s brother’s twin babies, go to a few car dealerships, do a happy hour with some of Tiffany’s friends (another one? really??), and go see a KU basketball game at the famous Allen Fieldhouse. Or maybe it’s just famous if you’re from Kansas, or possibly a big college...
We managed to make it to Allen Fieldhouse for a game, thanks to Mr. Bob Hahn and my mother. I am glad to be initiating Gavin as we make our way through the Midwest.
Thoughts After a Long Day
We arrived in Kansas City, KS from Columbus, OH — approximately 650 miles/11 hours of driving. Quite the ambitious day of driving. 1200 miles since leaving Brooklyn on the 26th and only 600 miles left to go until we reach Denver. Tiffany knows the words to a LOT of songs. Skyline Chili was a lot better than I expected. I couldn’t really imagine how it would be good, but it kind of...
Made it to KC!!
Saved by Garmin, who explained that we must hold the power button down on the gps in order to turn it on. :-/
At skyline chili! Got first timer gift! Koozies, bibs, coupons for free coneys, and york peppermint patties! I got a 5-way, gav got a 3-way, and we both got cheese coneys. Gav got rza crated easily this am. She is so nice to him. Jealous. Awesome, GPS isn’t working today. Thank goodness for iPhone an google maps.
On the downside, we haven’t gotten to do any sight seeing. On the upside, we caught up on driving and will still make it to Kansas in time for the game on Wednesday night and with enough room to make it to Kansas to look at cars so we can still take advantage of end of the year car deals! Lessons from this evening: -Pay the extra money for a nicer hotel. -Take the time to plan good places...
Brief Stop in Pittsburgh
We made it safely to our first planned destination right around 5:30pm and headed straight for the Double Wide Grill. It was recommended by a friend, but turned out to be not so great. The food ended up looking a lot better than it tasted which was disappointing. On our way out of town, I spotted a place called The Milkshake Factory which is a cool little shop that makes their own chocolate and...
Gavin: I love you.
Tiffany: I love you too.
Gavin: Even though you're mean as hell.
Tiffany: I'm not mean as hell. I wish you would stop whining.
Thoughts from the road...
I280W and I78W were/are surprisingly good conditions. We’re able to maintain normal highway speeds and will try to make it to Columbus, OH before we stop for the night. About an hour after leaving Morristown, there was far less snow accumulated and soon after that it didn’t seem like it snowed at all. Tiffany has introduced me to a game that’s apparently all the rage in...
Pittsburgh: Attempt #2
We woke up this morning and the sunny blue skies looked promising. I went out to dig the car out after about 30+ inches of snow had fallen the night before. I was greeted by my mom and sister’s boyfriend, Will, who were digging out their cars. Apparently my mom attempted to dig out my car when in fact, my car was a few spots down still covered in snow. So some random person is going to...
The movers came promptly at 9am to take our stuff. Soon after the snow started and within three hours, our apartment was empty, car was packed and we were on the road at noon. Made a quick stop at my parents’ house in North Arlington, NJ to drop off some stuff and continued on towards our first planned stop of Pittsburgh, PA. Some thoughts while this was all happening: Wow, our apartment...
The big day...
It’s 5:01am. Day of the big move. I’m still awake, but Tiffany is fast asleep. We managed to finish our packing which is great. Boxes everywhere. Around 40 of them all over the apartment. Kind of weird to see what was once your apartment all packed away into various boxes ready to be whisked by movers. Movers who are coming at 9am. Christmas was pretty nice for me. In this...
The blog is alive. For how long, who knows. It’s just barely still Christmas morning and we’re somewhat close to being all packed up. Many thanks to our awesome friend, Judy, for coming over and really helping us get some boxes packed. Without her, we probably would have been packing all night and still not done. But it’s Christmas and we’re going to take a break and head to NJ and...