Ron and I got up nice and early today since we had about 800 miles to drive. I was feeling a little rough since I only had about 4 hours of sleep, but adrenaline was keeping me going, I think.
We were lucky to have no traffic leaving NY and made good time into PA. On a whim, we decided to stop at the Little League Headquarters in Williamsport, PA around lunchtime. It took us a little out of the way, but it was totally worth it! The size of the Little League World Series stadium was impressive and all the fields were impeccable. Jonah is now dying to go to baseball camp there and of course, would love to play in the Little League World Series there. We'll see...
We picked up sandwich supplies at a grocery store in Williamsport and got back on the road. The kids entertained themselves incredibly well and we continued to make good time. My plan to avoid all fast food and chain restaurants hit a speed bump, though, at dinner time. We had some trouble finding an open restaurant on Sunday night, so we had to settle for Olive Garden. At least it's a chain restaurant that we don't have in the Berkshires.
After driving a few more hours, we stopped for the night about 60 miles from Chicago. The only complaining we had from the kids was at about 10 pm when they were trying to fall asleep. Since we'd been traveling about 14 hours by that point, I think they were entitled to a little whining. A successful first day!