Here We Go Again

Oh, hey. Remember me? It’s been awhile.

A lot has happened in the last few months, which will explain why I’ve been MIA. The good news: I expect to have a little (just a little) bit more free time in 2017, so I’m going to tackle this blog thing again. I’ll update y’all on what’s been happening very soon.

For now, though, I’ll just fill you in on what’s happening right now. I’m sitting in the dark in a hotel room in Virginia, only communicating with Tim via iMessage, because we don’t want to wake Charlotte. She is just a couple of feet away from me in her pack & play sleeping… We had to get through some tears to get her there.

You see, this is our fourth year driving up to New Hampshire.

In late 2012, Tim got the Tesla Model S he’d waited so long for, and once Thanksgiving 2013 came along, we knew we’d be visiting his family in NH. We trade off Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families. We decided to do something crazy — and I can’t believe I went along with this at the time — and drive to New Hampshire in the Tesla.

2012. Freezing.

2013. Freezing.

This was very complicated, because there were only a few Superchargers on the East coast at the time. We actually drove to Greenville, SC from Atlanta, and spent the night at a hotel that had a charger (not a Supercharger, so it would take all night to charge the car and allow us to drive to the closest Supercharger). We then ended up driving for around 21 hours to get to New Hampshire, including charging time. We literally made ourselves sick. But we were pioneers, or something.

In 2014, we drove up for Christmas. This year we had a new, interesting option. We could drive South to Macon, then Savannah, then up the coast to South Carolina. Yes, we went South to go North. That was crazy, too. Why did I agree to this? Adventure, or something.

2014

2014

In 2015, we drove up for Thanksgiving again, this time with a fun secret: we were (finally) pregnant! Barely. Just barely. We had gotten back our first beta test two weeks after our frozen embryo transplant. The drive up was much easier, thanks to a few Supercharger additions, but also included fun things like nausea and extra bathroom breaks. The day after we arrived to New Hampshire, we had to go to a lab to get my second beta test to confirm the pregnancy.

2015

2015

This year… Well, obviously, we are traveling with a five month old baby. Two days in the car, three in New Hampshire, and two days back in the car. We’re probably crazy. But as stressful as they are, I love road trips. I hate flying.

Today, Charlotte impressed me with her road tripping skills. She was awake, alert, playful, and took cat naps. She was only slightly fussy when it was close to her regular feeding times, and when she was done with being in the car seat. *knock on wood* Tomorrow is another day.

Pray for us.

If you’d like to follow our updates real-time, and see where we currently are on the map, you can watch Tim’s site here.

 

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10 Comments

  1. December 23, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    You are a champion, traveling with such a tiny one! But I know that you’ll arrive safely, and I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks, Lauren! It was a new challenge, that’s for sure.

  2. December 23, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Safe travels girlie! I will pray for y’all. Wow, that is so cool I can see how fast you guys are driving too!! :)

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      Hahaha so you could see Tim speeding!

  3. December 25, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    My husband is just over here plotting a plan for how we can ever afford a Tesla hahaha

    • January 2, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      Well, just think about how much you’ll save on gas! :D I’d have to look it up, but I think Teslas bought after a certain date won’t get to charge for free.

  4. January 6, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Roan’s gonna be jealous when I show him this. Hahaha! He’s been dreaming of having his own Tesla because emission-free (+ you get to save on gas)!

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