Sunday, November 30, 2008

We Made It!

We made it to NJ.  What should have been a 7 hour drive turned into a very ugly 12 and 32 minutes.  Traffic was a nightmare on the NJ Turnpike.  We were in stop and go traffic for 3 hours. Did I mention that "Gabby", our GPS system took us smack through Washington DC right up Pennsylvania Avenue....North of where George and Laura live.  I thought about stopping in for tea but we were really in a rush.
Needless to say, we arrived safely, despite the constant dreary weather and continuous rain.
Goodnight, Peeps!  I am very tired....(yawn)

An Update:  upon leaving Atlanta, we decided to call it quits in Henderson, NC. This portions of the drive took about 7 hours.  On Sunday, we hit the raid at 7:11 and did not arrive at my sister's house until 7:45.  The NJ Turnpike was overloaded with "volume".  

6 comments:

Mauigirl said...

Oh my, you poor thing. You must never, never go through Washington DC. I did that once on my way down to a wedding in Virginia. What a mistake.

We had a longer trip than usual down from the Adirondacks yesterday because of the weather and holiday traffic. But yours sounds much worse! Sorry my state wasn't more welcoming! ;-) Glad you made it!

Mental P Mama said...

Ugh. Those GPS things can get you in a pickle if you're not careful. Mine got me lost in Baltimore once. I wasn't happy. Hope your mother's transition is an easy one....

Sue said...

Okay, I'm thinking how did you drive from Georgia to Jersey in 7 hours....but I'm thinking you drove from D.C. to Jersey...but 12 hours?? that usually takes 5! Oh I'm so confused.....

Chere said...

Glad you arrived safetly via the senic route. That is what Fred and I call the long way from our GPS. This week-end in Fla. we seemed to be going in circle. She your Mom moving to Ga?

Country Girl said...

So glad you made it safely home. Hope your mom settles in nicely.

Jeannelle said...

Oh, my goodness, I can't imagine that much traffic. Enjoy home and rest up.