12c. Charlottesville, VA to Wichita, KS; July 28 – 30, 2011

Two weeks of government contract lecture bliss ended Friday at noon.  Kris and Z waited for me at the doors of the school Army JAG school.  Certificate in hand, I got to the truck door; she said, “Home?” and we left Charlottesville.

We drove about 45 minutes before Zach got hungry and we stopped at a rest stop near Woodrow Wilson’s childhood home.  Five ounces of milk, a diaper change, and a tour of Wilson’s house and life and 14 points plan.  We had one major stopping point on this trip.  Like most Americans, we were looking forward to Kentucky.

Z, getting excited for a tour.

Zach, Kris, and I pulled into Louisville.  We took a tour of the Louisville Slugger factory floor and saw the machines that carved, sliced, and sanded the ash or maple into bats for Jeter, Griffey, and Ruth.  Zach cried at the noise, Kris fed him again, we looked at some famous bats. I bought a souvenir, 34-inch bat with my name engraved on it.  I considered taking some batting practice on their pitching machines.

Zach, still excited about the museum.

Zach cried again and we left.  A day and a few stops later, we pulled into our house in Wichita, the first family roadtrip a resounding success.

Days on the road this trip: 19


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s