So far, the trip was without any real catastrophes, other than a few pinched fingers. The hotels were pretty nice so far and we hadn't managed to get lost. After a couple days in Savannah, we were back on the road again. This time it was due north to Baltimore. However, our good luck was beginning to run out. After an hour on the road, we realized we had left the one, completely irreplacable item we owned at the hotel: Jeremy's 30 year old baby blanket that Jude is now desperately attached to. Thankfully, we were only an hour away, right? Because we were driving both of our cars, Jeremy just turned around and headed back. I had some friends that live along our route, so we hung out for a few hours in North Carolina while Jeremy did the backtracking and finally caught up. Crisis averted, and we were back on the road for Baltimore...another six hours away.
We drove through the nations capital around midnight...and hit bumper-to-bumper traffic...at midnight. Then, we got lost...at midnight...on D.C. freeways. It was not fun, friends. Finally, we found our way out of the city and arrived in Balitmore around 1:00am. The night had more in store for us. We checked into our hotel to a room on the third floor with a completely broken window. It smelled and there were dead bugs all over the window sill. They gave us a new room, but I told them we would not be staying more than one night, and promptly checked out in the morning. Thankfully we found a much nicer hotel in the same area. Is there anything worse than a gross hotel?
Later that afternoon, we headed back to the madness that was downtown D.C.
We didn't get lost this time. In fact, it was BEAUTIFUL day in D.C. The city was very easy to navigate and eventhough we didn't see half of the National Mall, we did see four major attractions within four hours of walking, so it's really a very easy city to sightsee. I used this app to navigate the sights, one of my new favorite travel apps. I'm so glad that we took the time to see the city.
The following day we just stuck around the hotel and packed and prepared for the LONG day coming. Because the next day...was fly day.
Not surprisingly, this was a LONG day. Mostly because it was two days in one with no bed in between. The kids behaved perfectly and the whole day(s) went pretty uneventfully. After landing in Germany, we then had to take a bus to our base (bottom right photo).
Once we do find our new place, I promise there will be photos and maybe even a VLOG? If you have anycuriosity questions involving military moves of this caliber, ask away. I know it can seem confusing to others.