Was I talking about discomfort? Well, I can tell the adventure has officially started because I was uncomfortable for most of the day. The car is so packed that the day is almost a meditation. Things are so packed around your feet that they have to stay in almost the same position for the whole day. It was a 12 hour day, about 10 of which were driving. Sore butt, tight leg muscles and numb brain.
We stopped near Lafayette, Louisiana for lunch and had some decent Creole food. It was misty and rainy for the entire day. Not a real fun day driving.
The kids were champs. Now they are running around the hotel room like coked up spider monkeys. They asked to wake up early tomorrow because the hotel is right on the beach. I told them if they got up early enough they could go dip their toes in the water of the Gulf of Mexico. We will see if they retain their enthusiasm.
Day one down. Another 12 hour road day ahead of us tomorrow.