Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Travel Lessons Learned

  1. You can get to a Wal-Mart, a McDonald's, a Dairy Queen, or a Bass Pro Shop fairly easily no matter where you are on a route from Texas to Connecticut.

  2. There are no Spanish stations in Pennsylvania, not even on AM radio. ¡Que triste!

  3. You cannot buy tortillas (at least not good ones) in Connecticut. (Probably not PA either.) How do they survive? Frankie and I want to start a campaign...Tortillas for New England! Any volunteers?

  4. Italian restaurants are as abundant in the New England as Mexican food restaurants are in Texas.

  5. People truly are friendlier in the South.

  6. Tennessee is a VERY LONG state.

  7. Virginia isn't much better.

  8. You cannot use a hand held cell phone in Connecticut or Washington DC while driving.

  9. I think we cause the snow to not fall when we go to New England, been there several times now and still no snow falling.

  10. They do drive pick-up trucks in New England, not as many as Texas, but they are there.

  11. We stopped seeing Texas cars once we got past Knoxville, TN and that is where we started seeing them again coming home...very strange.

  12. These places rock and we will make special trips to see them again: Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, Washington DC, Virginia in the summer.

  13. These places rock and we will make a side trip to them again: The Smoky Mountains in TN, Hershey, PA, Gettysburg, PA.

  14. Traveling by car for that long of a distance isn't as bad as I thought it would be. (Granted it was just me and my kids or pets.)

  15. And finally, if we go again by car, we will not go through Arkansas and Tennessee, but take the southern route through, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Carolinas. It doesn't add that many miles, and it might seem faster since you get to mark off that many more states at a quicker pace.