2010 Summer Road Trip - Day 2

Saturday, May 29, 2010
Nashville, TN to Blacksburg, VA

The Rundown: We actually got out of bed by 8:30am so we could make it down to the hotel breakfast. We all filled up on toast, bagels and jelly, then we packed up and headed out. We got on the road a little later than we anticipated, but it was before noon! Believe me, for our family, that's pretty good!

We drove for a couple of hours and stopped at The Minister's Treehouse in Crossville, TN. It was amazing! Here is a link that tells all about the treehouse and the man behind the building: http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-07-29-treehouse-church_N.htm

After the treehouse the big part of our travel day began. We got gas and headed out for Blacksburg, VA. We expected the trip to take us about five hours, but we ended up stopping several times for potty breaks.

Low Point of the Day: Reese REALLY wanted to sit in the porch swing at The Minister's Treehouse. There were three people sitting in the swing, and even though they heard her ask several times they didn't let us take a turn on the swing. Instead, they stayed there over half an hour smoking their cigarettes. I never worked up the nerve to ask them to just move so we could take a quick photo on the cool swing, but I wish I had. These were the same people who were in the crow's nest when we went up. They saw that we wanted to look out the windows and take a picture or two, but never moved so we could. They just sat in the windows and smoked. You gotta love people like that...

High Point of the Day: Getting to check out The Minister's Treehouse!

Photos of the Day:

Miles: 414

Total trip miles: 741

Hours in the car (including stops): 9:15

Total hours in the car for this trip: 14:13


•Hotel: $0

•Admission: $0

•Breakfast: $0 (ate at hotel)

•Lunch: $0 (hot dogs in the car)

•Dinner: $0(ate snacks in the hotel room)

•Snacks: $2.83 (gum)

•Gas: $0 (used free gas card for $35)

Total for the day: $2.83

Total for the trip: $46.16