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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Needed: A Rocket Powered RV

We rolled as fast as we could this morning, heading to NJ from SC.  I even drove a little faster than normal, 65 mph, give or take a mph.  One small rain squall was the only bad weather we hit, the rest of the day was sunny and warm.

At 4:30 pm, after getting blow-by-blow texts from son Corey, he sent the one we were waiting for:  Amanda delivered a healthy, 7.15 lb, 20" baby girl, Anabelle Marie.  We have one cell phone picture, but when I upload to blogger, those kind of pictures are blurry.  So ya'll have to wait 'till we take some.

I drove the Journey 625 miles (new record for the Journey).  We finally stopped at a Cracker Barrel restaurant just North of the Delaware Memorial Bridge in NJ.  After dinner, we checked with the manager and we have been okayed to stay here overnight.  Good thing because my butt is flat, my eyes are crossed and my brain is mush.

Tomorrow we'll head out after a nice Cracker Barrel breakfast and do the rest of the trip, only 165 miles, a walk in the park for us. ;c)

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

23 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS .. get a good night's rest before you get on the road again. You'll see your new little one tomorrow. Say "hello" to Annabelle for all of us.

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  2. Nice!! Congratulations on the new tiny one. :)

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  3. Congratulations!

    Wow. 625 miles is crazy. Sorry. Have a good nights sleep, a good breakfast and then drive SLOWLY to your destination. You won't be much help if you're pooped! :)

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  4. congratulations on the birth of little 'Annabelle'!!..can't wait to see the pictures!..sleep well!...soon very soon you will all be together!!

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  5. What else is there to say but "congratulations" and, slow down, she'll be there when you get there.

    http://travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com/

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  6. Congratulations, get ready for some fun babysitting:)

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  7. Hey, a blurry picture is better than none!!! We wanna see! Congrats!

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  8. Congratulations guys. That kitten must have really purred today for 625 miles wow.

    Rick

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  9. Whoooaaa Nellie! Congratulations!! But please get there safely.

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  10. Serious miles!

    Get some good rest and knock off the last few miles. I work at the bridge complex, maybe make a quick drive by in the morning for a quick meet and greet and buy you two breakfast! Love reading your journal. Be safe, congrats on the the grand baby!

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  11. Congratulations! As they say in Turkish, "Allah analı, babalı büyütsün." (May God grant her to grow up with her mom and dad.) yeah - a bit is lost in the translation :-))

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  12. Congratulations! Glad to hear that everyone is healthy.

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  13. Your day yesterday sounds like days when I used to do solo trips and make Chicago / Seattle in 50 hours. Glad it was you and not me.

    I'm curious, I thought I read that you tow a CR-V. I'm wondering, Is it a manual or auto. When were were deciding on a TOAD the issue of flat towability came up and we decided to keep our CR-V as our towable even though Honda says not to tow over 60.

    Have you had an negative impact from higher speed towing?

    I've been enjoying your travels, keep up the commentary....
    cheers,
    Peter
    Away we go

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  14. Congratulations! Looking forward to pictures. Travel safely!

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  15. Long day but doable--and worth it when you get to hold that new grand baby!

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  16. I'd be driving 600 miles to see a new grandbaby, too. Er, that is, ELDY would be driving me the 600+ miles to get there. Congratulations! My first grandchild is due June 7. Can't wait!

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  17. Congratulations on the birth of sweet Annabelle ~ can't wait to see some photos of her... I don't blame you Marti I would have driven like crazy to get there too!!!
    Have a safe trip and fun day visiting your new grand daughter....
    Donna

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  18. Awwwww, another little one to spoil rotten.....Congratulations

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  19. WOW that is some day of driving. I can't even do half of that. But then I don't have a brand new granddaughter to go see. What fun for you two! Safe and slower travels!

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  20. Well, you win:o)) You got your new baby before we got ours!! We're still waiting;o(( It seems to be a difficult labor and delivery!!

    So glad to hear everyone is happy and healthy. I know you are there by now, but sure hope you are OK after driving all that way so quickly;o(

    Can't wait to see the pictures!!

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  21. Marti, when you enter Cracker Barrel, make an immediate right turn! There you will find some snazzy baby girl clothes! And some big girl clothes too. I love their 40% off rack. And the compliments I get when I wear something from there make it all worthwhile.

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  22. I just LOVE the name Annabelle!

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