Unexpected Travel Blessings–Vacation 2014

by frazzledmama on November 18, 2014

I was so very sad when I realized after we left the Digger’s Dungeon that we crossed Chesapeake Bay in the dark!  What a bummer.  I still have yet to actually see the Chesapeake Bay….

We spent the next day driving….all….day….long.


Well, almost all day, we did have the unexpected blessing of being able to ferry across the Delaware Bay.

What’s funny is, we are not “ferrying” people.  I only took a ferry once and Mr.OverKill had never taken one.  We didn’t realize there were things to consider like, schedules and reservations….   We pulled up to the gate at 12:15 to find that the ferry was going to depart at 12:30.  Everyone got super excited…until the nice lady at the gate explained that the ferry had just sold out.  She said we could go ahead and buy a ticket and they would try to put us on the ferry, but if they were all full, we could get a refund.


We decided to go ahead and buy the ticket.  We were put in the standby lane and the kids and I jumped out real quick to snap a photo in front of the mini ferry.

We waited anxiously, and the kiddos prayed….and we did indeed make it on!  They took us and one more car. See?


Tootle Bug was worried that the van was going to fall off.  So cute!


The kids were so excited to take the one hour ride across the bay, which shaved hours off our trip.  They had fun exploring the ship and watching for dolphins.  What a blessing from the Lord!!!  An unexpected adventure in the middle of our day of driving.


I was a beautiful day, and there were some amazing clouds.


We landed in New Jersey, ate a quick lunch and got back on the road.


Look familiar?


That’s as close to New York City as we cared to get.  We drove on through Connecticut and the fam had dinner at an amazing little chicken place.  (I had dinner at Trader Joe’s ;) We rallied after dinner and pressed on to stop for the night at our next stop, Plymouth!

When we look back on out trip, this day stands out to us as our 3rd unexpected blessing from the Lord.

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Happy 15th Bubba!

by frazzledmama on November 12, 2014

I cannot believe I just typed that.  15!!!  Where did the time go????

bubba baby

Mr. OverKill and I could swear this was just last week.

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And this….he had just become a big brother…Isn’t Shug still crawling around????


Seriously though, we are proud of this young man.


And don’t say I didn’t warn you, he’ll be driving any minute now.

Stink…I’m getting old…..

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The Kids Really Dug This Unexpected Stop

by frazzledmama on November 10, 2014

After our amazing day on Kill Devil Hills we continued driving north on a small two lane highway.  The sun was starting to set and at least one kiddo had drifted off to sleep after our busy day.  Mr. OverKill and I were discussing dinner plans when something caught our eye. We looked at each other and said, “Was that what I think it was?”  So, Mr. OverKill whipped the van around and it was what we thought……it was Diggers Dungeon.


You know, Grave Digger…. of Monster Truck fame. He’s Little Man’s favorite….and possible Bubba’s and Mr. OverKill’s.

Little Man happened to be one of the nappers in the van, can you imagine waking up to this???


Not only is this their shop, but there is also an entire area for kids with a petting zoo and monster truck rides.  It looked very cool, but sadly it wasn’t open.


The kids still enjoyed checking things out.


It was definitely an unexpected bonus ;)


They even had the original Grave Digger


Even Mr. OverKill had to get in on this one.


This was our second unexpected blessing from the Lord on this trip.  There were a few more, and hopefully, it won’t take me the rest of the year to post about them ;)


PS Did you like that pun in the title??? ;)

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