Thursday, July 16, 2009


First lesson of life on the road: ALWAYS have food available to snack on whenever you are in the car.

We were so focused on packing up ourselves and our car for the next two months that somehow the matter of Today slipped by a little bit. Lena made a fabulous breakfast for everyone (heart shaped blueberry pancakes) and somehow in my mind that meant that our kids were fed for the day.

It didn't take long for hunger to kick in a few hours into our trip. Although we had packed all kinds of great food in our "kitchen," it was all in the bottom of the trunk and inaccessible. All the kitchen food was intended for camping. The only food we had that was intended for today was last minute pretzels and peanut butter crackers that Lena gave us on the way out. Thank goodness for those or it would have been a real drag.

We got a roast beef and a turkey grinder in Enfield, Connecticut. If you don't make it to the roadside deli there in Enfield, you won't be missing much.

We had a full day of driving and are now at our dear friends' house in Milford, New Jersey. It is late and we are tired. It is nice that everyone is tucked in bed.

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