Had to take a posting hiatus thanks to the remarkable idiocy of our internet service provider. Back to our regularly scheduled program!
On day 11 of our trip, after breakfast and a few more pictures, it was time to head home. We didn't have a whole lot of time to cover the 1200 miles, so there were not quite as many fun stops, but we did still need to keep the kids (and therefore ourselves) sane.
Due the aforementioned obsession with national parks passport stamps, I suggested we go slightly out of our way to visit the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
When we arrived, we were immediately stopped by an overly eager volunteer who wanted to start a 10 minute video for us. The kids were facing many many hours of sitting still. The last thing they (or we) wanted to do was sit and watch a video. He was oddly persistent.
We got back on the road and before long, we were in South Carolina
The museum is a really neat set-up, the walls are covered by curtains to make it look like you're in a forest
South Carolina water tower!
We did find a hotel with a room finally. We ended up with one king bed and a twin sized pull out couch (who knew those existed?), so we had to blow up air mattresses and lay out sleeping bags. The girls pretty much slept through it all. We tried to get the big ones to walk in, but after the third stumble, I realized Sedona was walking with her eyes closed, so she got carried. When they woke up they had no idea was state they were in, much less which city. Ahhh.....it's just not a road trip until you forget what state you're in.
One more post! We were almost home!