"Tell everybody we're on our way...." (from Disney's Brother Bear)
After months, well actually, years, of planning and packing, we are on our way! We received a royal send-off from our wonderful neighbors in Fremont Meadows! Our friends and neighbors are the greatest people ever, and no matter how far and wide we travel on this trip, it is because of them that we will be just as excited to come HOME when our trip is done. There are no words to express our appreciation for that!
So, the first day was a day of driving and I will spare everyone the pictures of the "welcome" signs for each state we went through. At about 9 pm, we decided to call it quits for the night and bunker down with the truckers at a rest stop on the Ohio turnpike. Ohio, by the way, has the cleanest, nicest rest areas of any state we have been to on former trips, and with excellent fast food options. With Starbucks and Panera for breakfast the next morning, we were happy campers.