Sunday, October 19, 2008

2 Days Down and many more to go

We made it to Montgomery, AL last night. Hubby was a very sweet man and went out and got Chinese Food so it was there when we got there. He has a cute 2 bedroom apartment in a gate complex with lots of walking paths and lakes. Molly was soooo happy to see us.

Can't you tell from looking at this picture?

This was actually taken this morning before we left. Shay, Hubby and I went out to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then Shay and I hit the road. I told Shay yesterday that I always wanted to take a trip where we stopped at each state line and got a picture of the Welcome to ______ sign. Well, we missed Alabama yesterday but we got them all today.

First came Tennessee.

Next state was Kentucky. We sure did notice a difference from Tennessee with the tree lined rolling hills and then Kentucky with some flat lands.

And finally we are in Illinois.

We are staying at the Scott Inn on Scott AFB, IL. Pretty nice for $39.00.Only problem is the tv remote takes AAA batteries and they are out at the front desk. This is the old gate. It is lit up and looks very pretty at night.

Lastly, I leave you with a couple of other random shots from this morning. Here is Shay and the doggies. She won't see them for awhile.

And this is Shay and Hubby in front of his fireplace. Notice the picture of Brutus sitting there? We know who is who in his world don't we.

Tomorrow morning we will get up and get going. We need to stop here before we get out of town and they don't open until 10am and they are about 45 minutes from the lodging but on the way.

Off to bed. More to come tomorrow night.



AirmanMom said...

Great idea to take the pictures of the Welcome to_______ (fill in the state).
Be safe! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Lisa J said...

YOU ARE GOING TO A MALL????? How funny!!! Are you sure there isn't room for me on this trip of yours? I love the pictures Michelle, I try to always get the state pictures too when I travel. The kids and I enjoyed that and made a game of it. Now I collect playing cards from each state I visit. That is always pretty fun too. You will never guess where some of the best cards come from! And lucky you to be able to stay in lodging that is so affordable. You might want to get a four pack of AAA batteries and just remember to take them out of the remote when you leave!!! Keep us posted on your adventure, I am so jealous, which like anything I could take a road trip with my daughter. It would mean the whole world to me. Hugz to you too my friend, please come home safe and sound.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Awesome pics! LOVE THE PUPS!!

Hallie :)

Alice said...

What a great journey for you guys. I'm glad you'll be able to blog and post pictures so the rest of us can come along for the ride.

Ness said...

MICHELLE!!!!! I am 10 minutes from Scott. I wish I had known you were going to be here. We could have met up for coffee or something! Wah! Have a safe journey!

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

i hope you waved at Chris as you went by Kentucky. I wish you had stopped and inquired as to why Kentucky does not have telephones. Geez it has been 9 weeks no call yet.
Have a safe trip and keep us posted.

Sage said...

Drive safely and have a wonderful adventure. What fun to travel cross country with your daughter. And aren't the base TLQ's neat? Nice and of the benefits!

Hope you have time to keep us updated. Blessings to you and Shay. Have fun!

Debbie said...

Shame on me! I didn't know you were going to blog on your trip! How neat is this :)

I'm so happy you guys are having fun and the state welcomes are a great idea. You guys are really moving along fast!

Stay safe!

Tonjia said...

this is exciting! I love the welcome to state sign idea. wouldnt it be cool to have one of every state in the US?

I would so be going to that mall too...

safe travels!