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

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Z, getting excited for a tour.

Z, 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.  Z 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.

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Z, still excited about the museum.

Z 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.

 

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