navigating

This is a very familiar site to us now . . . the GPS! Steven just got it for the car specifically for this trip, although he has used them in boats for years. They're cool devices, sometimes a bit quirky. It takes a little getting used to, but it's not that hard to figure out. We do make jokes about all the "recalculating" the voice commands have to do because we want to take a different route (less mountainous) that would work better for towing a trailer-full of boats! We started making up stories of how the woman's voice giving us directions was going to get mad at us and say things like, "Do you people have any idea where you're going?!" Hmmm, can you tell we have been spending many many hours in the car with this GPS? ;^ ) Today was better because we did not get stuck in traffic for 2 hours. Driving 9 hours was an improvement over 12! And we arrived to our motel at 7pm instead of 9pm, which was much more favorable. Time to unwind after a day like this . . . . pups have their own platform beds . . .

we stopped a lot for gas, to walk the dogs, stretch our legs . . .

of course we argued over little things spending all that time together -but we still smiled . . . . don't you like my mom's sunglasses? ; ^ ) I'm bringing them down to her!!!!

We are in Port Wentworth, GA tonight. Tomorrow is the last leg of our trip and with any luck, we should be at my parent's house in Bradenton, FL late tomorrow afternoon.
amazing. it still has not hit me that we have moved, or are moving . . . . we will stay in a rented furnished cottage for 2 months, near my parents and look for another more permanent place to live after that time is up. Get our stuff -ooh how i grew to hate that "stuff" this past week especially (movers came 2 days ago) -out of storage and into a new place. We are really considering renting now instead of buying, but we'll see what happens when we look. Time to rest up now for the last leg. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. Like my friend Sharon Borsavage said to me, maybe i should get this journey into a journal or altered book?! love, lenna young andrews - November 30, 2009.