Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Driving to Baton Rouge

Well, we made it!

We are finally in our apartment in Baton Rouge. Of course, the moving company hasn't arrived yet, so we are in an empty apartment. But its an apartment, with internet (our hotel had very expensive internet, which was basically the same as no internet!)

Now I just can't wait to get back to blogging and scrapping.

On our drive, AJ and I took a million pictures. Actually - AJ took a lot more than I did. It seemed like I was driving every time we crossed a state line!

So why don't you join me on our 14.5 hour drive that took us across 6 different states. I promise it won't take 14.5 hours to read this post!

Turning in our keys to our old apartment! I was excited to take this picture for my scrapbook. AJ wanted me to do it to prove we turned our keys into the drop box, in case anything funny happened!

Saying goodbye to Lake Michigan...

Illinois looks like this...the entire time...you drive through it! I took a nice long nap in Illinois!

To get to Missouri you drive over the Mississippi River. I'd never seen the river before, so I was very excited!

 After driving through Missouri, and just beating out the snow, we hit Arkansas.

Where it started to rain!

We even got to drive through Tennessee for 5 minutes. And we drove past the plant where AJ used to work in Memphis. I've heard so much about the plant, that I was excited to see it!

Mississippi was our second to last state!

The weather was not so great. They were predicting tornados and "hen egg" sized hail. But we fortunately out ran that too!

By the time we got to Louisiana, it was too dark to take any pictures. But I will have lots of our new home, just as soon as I take some!

Do you like taking road trips? Have you ever scrapped any? I'd love to see some road trip layouts - leave me a link in the comments if you have some :)


Mary Jo Rhoda said...

You are so right about Illinois! We have driven through many times on our way to Chicago and other places.
And you were so close to us in Missouri! Glad you missed the snow though. We got a lot.

And glad you had a safe trip and missed the bulk of the bad weather.
Good idea about taking a photo when you turned in your keys :)

Alison Scott said...

Thanks for sharing your journey to your new life. Great pictures.
Hope your moving in turns out well.

Anonymous said...

Glad you arrived safely!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

glad you arrived safe and sound!

Jules said...

HOWDY NEIGHBOR!!!! So glad that you guys made it safe and outran the bad weather. Can't wait to hear about your new class and how you are liking Baton Rouge. Fingers are crossed that your stuff shows up really soon!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That was so cool! Thanks for sharing. I like the 'idea' of road trips but the actual driving/riding isn't as much fun as it sounds.
That was smart to take a photo of your keys being turned in. Your nails look cute too!

Becky said...

I had to laugh about the reasons why you and AJ were excited about the key picture :) I love how you took photos of all the state signs, especially the Missouri sign ;) So happy you missed all the crazy weather and made it safe and I can't even tell you how excited I am to see your new house pictures!!

Tracy said...

I LOVE road trips and enjoyed joining you on yours ;)
So so excited for you both.
I have been planning a layout on the highway I have driven (or been driven) down ever since I was 3. But haven't' put it together yet...I even have the photos.

Gita said...

Safe and sound. Yea, I remember driving south through IL. Lots and lots of flat farmland. :-) On one of my yahoo groups someone shared a link and I thought of you since you do the project life.



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