Today we saw the Washington Monument, the Pentagon and the Manhattan skyline from the road. It was so cool to see all of that in one day.
But, overall, today was rough. We started this morning more than half way to Rhode Island. We expected our drive to be about 11 hours. Instead it was more than 14! We started in North Carolina this morning, but from Richmond, Virginia to New London, Connecticut it was non-stop TRAFFIC! This part of I-95 is not fun. When we got to Philly we were completely stopped, so we looked at the map and decided to cross the river to get on the New Jersey Turnpike for a while. But, our delay in Philly meant that we were scheduled to arrive in NYC at around rush hour. We wanted to see the city, so we decided to go and ahead and drive through. Traffic was bad, and continued to be bad for a long time!
The roads were a little rougher all day today, so our poor truck was bouncing high every time we hit a bump. It felt like it was going to fall apart. We just gritted our teeth every time we hit a bump and prayed that the back end wouldn’t fall off!! We did make it, and we were able to unloaded our truck.
Tomorrow we leave for Indiana.