Monday, January 2, 2012

The Drive to Galveston

We have arrived in Galveston after 4 long days of driving!
The first day was a bit challenging, we faced all kinds of crazy weather, from freezing rain to fog to beautiful clear roads to snow storms and black ice! We made it to Bismarck ND in 14 1/2 hours.
Day 2 was much better road conditions, but the highway was single lane the whole way to York, Nebraska. It took us 10.5 hours, much longer than we expected.
Day 3 took us from Nebraska to Oklahoma City. This was a short day, only 6 hours of driving. We decided to stop and have a bit of a rest. We checked into the hotel and then went to the LEGO store. For dinner we went to the Cheesecake Factory and then went swimming at the hotel. When we arrived in OK city the temp was 23C, it was so nice.
Our last day of driving took us from Oklahoma City all the way to Galveston, TX in 7.5 hours. This was the most interesting day by far. We drove through 2 states, all with different types of terrain, plus 2 very large cities. It was exciting to finally make to Houston, knowing Galveston was just around the corner!! 21C was a nice welcome as well :)

A few pictures of our trip:

The boys played on their new 3DS, watched movies and read books the whole way. They were pretty good, but got really silly and bounced all over the place once we got to our hotel each night.

Our fearless driver! Michael drove the whole way, 38 hours in total, spread out over 4 days.

Zack slept about an hour each day. He did really well considering we were in the car for 4 days straight!

A quick stop at the LEGO store in Oklahoma City.

Staring at the LEGO in the window:

At the mall; Jake might be a bit too big to ride in there!

The boys playing with their new LEGO in the hotel room:

Crossing the bridge onto Galveston island. Almost there!

We're here!!!!

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