Or perhaps this should be titled "Traveling Alone with Alice: Day One"
We left really early this morning. A few minutes before 7am to be exact. Granted, some of you are probably snorting because that isn't "early", but when you don't typically get up until 8:30-9ish that is early. Alice was awake for the first 40 minutes or so.
We got into Ohio about 9. Alice woke up when I stopped for gas and we ate breakfast at Bob Evans. Or I did. Alice had a few bites, then proceeded to throw scrambled eggs. I guess she filled up on crayons before the food came... yes, she kept trying to chew on them. Apparently, crayons are good for cutting teeth :/
Then we had a blow-out. Mid-meal. So I shoveled (literally) food as quickly as possible and headed to the bathroom. Good thing she was still in her pajamas and I had clothes for her!
We continued on through Ohio. Pretty uneventful. I had to stop at a rest stop to go to the restroom.
Pennsylvania was equally uneventful. Well other than another blowout. I smelled it and heard it about the same time. So we stopped at the next exit and everybody went to the bathroom, and filled up the car.
We got in to New York about 3:15 and miraculously got to the hotel about 4:30. Of course, I decided we could keep going if I could find somewhere nice to stay an hour down the road. I looked on this hotel app on my phone and decided we were at the nicest/safest place we would find within my limit of driving. So we got a room. Alice rode on the cart with Marty and the luggage! I wish I had gotten a picture, but perhaps I'll think of that tomorrow upon checkout.
We got everything to the room and Alice explored for a bit. I had to change another almost blowout. Yes, we have diarrhea! Then I got her ready for the pool. I put on my bikini (egads!) and we headed to the pool. No one was there so I didn't mind my pregnant body one not. The water was cold and Alice was shivering. Of course that didn't stop her. So we "swam", which really involved me walking in the pool and holding/carrying her. There is a cool fountain/waterfall and she thought that was way cool. After 30 or so minutes, I got her wrapped in a towel; me in two, and we headed back to the room.
I looked online and found an Olive Garden a couple of miles away, so we got dressed and headed out. The 4+mile journey turned out to be 15 or so because I couldn't get over to the exit I needed (crazy New York drivers!) and had to go to the next exit to turn around. I would also like to point out that we needed exit 52E...which was 5 miles away from exit 52A. And the exit after 52E was 52W. In Indiana, those would be 52 and 57 because exits correspond to the mile differences/markers. How does your state do that stuff?
So we got lasagna, salad, and breadsticks. Now we are watching tv/running around. Bath time is coming up soon, followed by bedtime (hopefully). Though I doubt she will go to sleep much before 11:30 or 12, when she usually does.