Our journey began on Saturday morning. The 6 day road trip to Florida from Ontario. Many do this trip in just a couple of days spending long harrowing days on the road. But, we enjoy the journey as much as the destination. So, we decided to take our time. Enjoy the scenery and get to know at least one city on each leg of this journey.
Our end destination is Florida. First to visit family, then to take an 8 day cruise. The perfect vacation for us. Road Trip + Cruise + Family Vacation.
While the twins are not yet 3, they are seasoned travellers and have taken the trek in stride. Now, I would by lying if I didn’t admit to a more than a couple of all out temper tantrums, but they happen at home too!
We timed our travel to be between 5 and 7 hours of driving a day. The first day, we just went to Windsor, ON. We felt this was the best idea so that we could cross the border into the U.S. first thing. I wish I could say this is an easy process, but since my husband is Mexican and does not have Canadian Citizenship yet, the border officials ALWAYS give us a hard time. I wish I could say this was random, but I can tell you it definitely is not. So, after a full car search (yes, they took every single thing out of our car), and a long line of questioning, they let us in.
The second night we drove to Lexington, KY. Home to many beautiful horse farms, and loads of lovely people. We got into our hotel around dinner time, the boys had something to eat, played with their trucks in the hotel room and we headed to bed.
The third and fourth nights were spent in Atlanta, Georgia (more on that in future posts) and tonight, our fifth night, we are near Gainesville, FL.
We’ve accumulated a lot of laundry, ate in a whole variety of restaurants and sang “The Wheels on the Bus” in 5 States. We had one horrific day of driving in very heavy rain through the mountains in Tennessee, but every other day has been clear, dry, sunny roads.
Here are a few of our photos from the road. A glimpse into the journey so far: