Posted (Tina) in All Posts on May-24-2008

So, instead of sleeping last night we opted for a party. I think we were just so excited to have friends visit; it was too much fun.
That meant that getting up and starting to drive at 5am quickly went out the door for Doug and Josh!

Instead, the boys left with the cats from Gainesville at 10am this morning. It is a 13 hour drive to St. Louis. Throughout the day, I will update with pictures from their journey. So far, so good.

UPDATE 2pm EST: The boys are stopping for a quick bite to eat at Sonic in Macon, GA. So far, the cats are relaxing and everyone is still smiling!

UPDATE 5pm EST: They’ve switched seats and are now in Tennessee.

UPDATE 7:40pm EST: They are in Nashville and opted for White Castle to fill their bellies. Yeah, they ate those burgers in one bite! As far as the felines, the cats have been resting pretty much the last several hours. It is reported that Pumps is sleeping on top of Macy.

UPDATE 8:40pm EST: Doug & Josh have crossed over into Kentucky. They have about 4 hours of driving until they reach their hotel in St. Louis, MO.

UPDATE 1am EST: The boys and cats arrived in St. Louis safely! They are heading off to bed.

And let’s not forget…Happy 10 months Ella!

Jean Rich on May 24th, 2008 at 9:41 am #

Our prayers are with all of you for safe travel.

Joel Snyder on May 24th, 2008 at 10:26 am #

Josh and Doug good luck with the drive. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn Franck on May 24th, 2008 at 10:57 am #

Those photos make a road trip look like fun. I hope they have a safe journey and I am excited for you guys to be one step closer to being back home with your baby girl.

The Rainey Family on May 24th, 2008 at 11:07 am #

Have a safe trip!

Cliff, Diane and Sonic Blue on May 24th, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

“Don’t drive angry!” Bill Murray’s advice to Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) from the movie “Groundhog Day”. Drive safe buddy, and watch those Sonic Burgers. Love the photos !!!

Williamsburg on May 24th, 2008 at 5:56 pm #

You know, of course, that Mark was born in Macon, GA? Gotta be the best Sonic in the world if nothing else =)
We are praying with you for safe travels and enjoying the road trip pictures very much. Stay safe, too, Tina and Ella. XOXOXO

Fran on May 24th, 2008 at 6:08 pm #

I love road trips but haven’t been on one in a long time! And don’t get me started on White Castle burgers! Yummy! Safe trip guys. Thinking of you as always. And of course the three girls left behind! Prayers are with you all for a safe weekend.

Jim and Char Jordan on May 24th, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

You folks are such a kick. I get a laugh at every turn. We sure appreciate being part of your life even though we are far from you. It is such a blessing. Hoping for quiet cats the remainder of the journey. Those cats are getting quite used to travel. They have had their share. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Tara Hayes on May 24th, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

I am praying for safe travel and much fun (and it looks like the guys are having both!) Sweet dreams girls. I hope Ella has had a fun girls day in!

Lisa Richmond on May 24th, 2008 at 8:47 pm #

Those pictures are a riot! When in your lifetime as an “adult” do you get the opportunity to take a road trip with a buddie? Usually all road trips include, kids, pets, in laws, friends etc…. The best part…this is the first step toward the road trip with your daughter home! Nothing will be better than that! The weather looks like its going to be great for you! SAfe travels!

Joel Snyder on May 24th, 2008 at 9:21 pm #

Josh and Doug, Sorry I wasn’t able to be with you for White Castle that is always a treat. It sounds like you are doing great and the weather is going your way. Gods speed. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!

angie moore on May 24th, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

I am sp glad to hear that you all made it safely,Praise The LORD for that,and miss ella you are so cute.

Joel Snyder on May 25th, 2008 at 1:12 am #

Ella, I almost forgot my favorite “Gator Girl” I was so busy keeping track of your Dad and Doug. I am glad to see you are enjoying the girls weekend. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!

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