Of course, things have changed since I was a kid. Air-conditioning, credit cards, and smartphones with GPS all make it possible to have a comfortable trip without too much advanced planning (though I have a road atlas I use about as much as my phone for planning the long routes). And let's not overlook the fact that the iPad set up in the back seat with many MANY episodes of The Simpsons made our longer days of driving (12 straight hours on the first day coming home) bearable. Back in my day we played the alphabet game, read books in the back seat, and stared out the window at the world speeding by. There are only so many times you can play the alphabet game, though, Daniel gets carsick if he reads in the car, and staring out the window can get a little old in the less scenic parts of the drive.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw plenty of snapshots and snippets from the trip. I did bring the nicer camera, too, so what follows are the better pictures I took along the way. It's a little random, but such is blogging. Enjoy!
All the camping pictures are from our third night, when we finally got there and got everything set up with some spare time for play and for me to take photos. We were in the southern Adirondacks on the Sacandaga River just outside of Wells, NY (not terribly far from Gloversville, where novelist Richard Russo was born and raised).
|The Sacandaga River, just steps away from our campsite.|
|Early evening light on the rocks.|
|Daniel tends the fire.|
|The state house with its golden dome. Dare I say the Wisconsin state Capitol is a bit more impressive?|
|Sleepy pooch in Charlestown.|
|This picture of Anya is so sweet. Too bad she has cracker crumbs and smears of sunscreen on her face. Or maybe that just makes it more endearing.|