Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Warning: Cliches Ahead!



So. Our first day on the road. It was Amazing. We drove through the Cascade Mountains and I have to say, all the cliches about the grandeur and majesty of that mountain range are completely true. And this is coming from someone who's lived for eight years in Appalachia, so I'm no stranger to major mountain ranges of the US. But still. These mountains are in a class all they're own. I have tons of pictures from the passenger side window, but will have to wait to upload them in the morning, since my stupid laptop is sloooooow and I need to go to bed RIGHT NOW.

In other news, we tried to name the van today. I think any vehicle that drives from Seattle to Virginia needs to be named. It's a well-earned badge of honor. Like, the purple heart of vehicular commendations. But. Although her sensible husband named his truck, Chuck (because, you know, Chuck the Truck, what else could you call it??), Susi insists on calling the van "The Silver Surfer". I was all, "But it's a mini-van", and she was all, "But it's silver and cool and all sleek and stuff...", and I said "But it's a Mini Van!", and she said "But it's MY mini van", and really, what can you say to that?

But I must maintain some journalistic integrity here on this blog, I will refer to the vehicle as (air quotes) The Silver Surfer (air quotes).

So now you're all up to date. See yous guys in the morning!


8 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm going to pretend that you did NOT just compare the Appalachians to the Cascades...cause...that would be just WRONG!!!!! Hope you guys all get a great night's sleep and so glad you got off today and made it to your first destination:)

Rebecca said...

Susi does know that the Silver Surfer is a comic book character? http://www.posterlovers.com/comicbooks/fantastic_four/officialsurferwallpaper.jpg Or is that the point? :)

SuSuseriffic said...

Have a good trip...I have to see about buying a mini-van ho hum

Hosanna said...

Whoa. Travel safe ya'll. And make sure you keep your underwear fresh at all times, 'K?

Dawn Farias said...

Silver Surfer, cool.

Lauren Valentine said...

Loving the video blogging! I'm curious to see the state of the kids in the car as the days go on...praying for safety, sanity, and plenty of sleep (but not for whoever is driving..while you're driving anyway). You get the idea...

Laurie said...

See...I do read your blog! ;)

The video is great fun...nice little glimpse into your adventure... but I think the mountain didn't really get picked up by the camera...I'll check again.

Silver Surfer - that is so funny - even more so that someone noted it is a comic book character; I'll have to ask Myers about it...

canningmama said...

cute video! hope you have a wonderful trip. i, who adores camping, is jealous of your adventures. : )