Google maps estimates that the drive from Fayetteville, AR to Boston, MA should take right around 28 hours. Instead of painfully sitting in the car for 28 hours straight, we decided to spice things up a bit and to see some of our countries greatest landmarks along the way. During this time I had my first experience moving away from home, had my first visit to our nation’s capital, my first visit to Amish Dutch country, my first authentic Philly cheese steak sandwich, and my first experience dealing with a hurricane. That’s a lot of firsts to happen in just eight days!
The wrath of Irene nearly destroyed our itinerary, but we made due and still got to see some amazing sights along our 1,700 mile journey. Our first stop occurred hundreds of miles away from her fury for one last good BBQ meal until December rolls around. These Northerners just don’t know what good BBQ is!
Next up, a night in Nashville visiting with some of Jacob’s sweet family. Again, the only picture I have to share of our adventure here. Funny how it’s once again food related. What is the deal with American’s vacations being so focused around food! What can I say… I guess we like to eat! 🙂
And on to something a little more historical and non food-related, a visit to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Onto Amish country in Lancaster County, PA. This was one of my favorite stops along the way! Such beautiful countrysides, delicious baked goods, and fascinating culture! Originally, we cut Lancaster our of our itinerary due to time’s sake. Because of the hurricane, we ended up switching our plan and made it here after all. We did have to cut NYC , but we are close enough now to visit there anytime.
Our beautiful B&B, Lovelace Manor. What a beautiful and historic house with the most pleasant owners! Oh, and the pina colada pancakes were to die for! Little did we know until we were checking out, the B&B was featured on HGTV’s “If These Walls Could Talk” TV show.
We were so excited to explore the factory and discover the magic that goes into making Hershey’s chocolate. Although, little did we know, it was just a 10 minute amusement park ride with a virtual reproduction. 😦 This is where the real magic happens…
Now, back to something a little more historical…a trip to our nation’s first capital, Philadelphia, PA.
And last but not least, 8 days and 1,700 miles later…