The sun was nowhere to be found!
We took our time, packing and cleaning the house. We were the last renters of the year, so Fran said we could stay all day. Normally we have to be out by noon so they can have the house ready for the next family by 3 pm.
There was a Nascar race at Dover Speedway in Dover, DE that weekend. Fran said traffic was going to be a mess and we should wait until 6 or 7 pm to leave. John had to be at work at 7:30 the next day, and didn't want to be getting home too late, so we compromised and left a little after 5pm.
We did really well, until just after the first toll on Rt. 1. Then we hit the traffic jam. Fortunately I knew we could take Rt 13 all the way up the state, so we hopped off as soon as we could and did just that. Until we had no choice but to get back on Rt 1 because it merged with Rt 13. And we were back in the thick of it.
We decided to look for a place to stop and eat. Unfortunately, there were only fast food places at rest stops. I really wanted a good meal and no a BK burger.
We finally saw a sign for Texas Roadhouse and we stopped there. The place was packed (apparently we weren't the only ones getting off the highway to eat and kill time), but we didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes for a table. John had steak and shrimp with applesauce and a potato. I had a steak with a sweet potato and a Caesar salad. The food was really good!
When we left, the traffic had dwindled quite a bit. I had a pain in the ass teenage boy on my ass going back on the highway. He flew past me on the exit ramp and nearly ran me off the road. I laid on my horn and that asshole decided to play some games, not allowing me to pass, keeping me parallel with a tractor trailer so I nearly missed my exit. I was very very agitated by the time I got away from him. I hope he gets multiple speeding tickets and loses his license. I hate hate hate driving in front of teenagers, especially boys (although teenage girls are dangerous too). I'd rather have them in front of me so I can see what they're doing.
OK, enough of the tangent!
No other obstacles were in the way, and we arrived back at John's around 10 pm. We unloaded the car and hit the sack short thereafter. I was really tired!!! John had to be at work the next morning, but I actually had another vacation day and went back to work on Tuesday!
So that was out exciting vacation! We really had a good time! I hope you enjoyed reading about and seeing our pictures!