Saturday, June 14, 2008

Roadtrip Adventure to New Hampshire

Joshua, my brother, had been in Dallas working during the month of May and was going to drive back up to New Hampshire for his college graduation from Dartmouth College. He came by our house in FL and then I drove with him the 25 hours up to New Hampshire. The first day we drove all the way to PA, which was 17 hours. He and I thought it was going to be a long day, but surprizingly it wasn't bad. NPR and books on tape helped pass the time. The second day only was 7 hours. We drove through 13 states in all on the trip. Below are a few of the state signs we were able to catch as they welcomed us into the state. In PA we spent the night with my friend Christine and her husband Mark. Christine and I have been friends since my days with Edge Corps and she was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding. Thanks again for putting us up!

This is some of the great scenery we saw driving up the East Coast. The sweet car we drove up in.

We met my parents, brother Daniel, and Grandparents there. We spent the time touring around the area. We had breakfast downtown Hanover at the historic Lou's Diner.
Bought some Dartmouth gear at the Co-Op where Joshua has worked during college. Went to the Queeche Gorge, the East Coast's Grand Canyon. It was amazingly deep!

The Dartmouth graduation is outside on what they call "the Green" infront of all the cool old buildings. It was HOT, probably in the upper 80s and in the morning! We had to get there about 8:30 am to find seats, graduation didn't start until 9:30 and it was over around 12:30 pm. It was long, but it was great to get to be there and to support Joshua in his accomplishments. Congratluations Joshua!

The day after graduation Daniel, my parents and I drove down to Lowell, MA to see some of my extended family. I went up to Maine so I could mark it off the list of states I have visited. I only have Alaska and N. Dakota left to go!

We hit the beach afterwards. Nothing like the beaches of FL!


Diana said...

Why does your brother have a cane? Is it part of graduation?

Katrina said...

Wow, J. That was a long post! Looks like a super fun road trip. The ravine photo is pretty sweet.

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