Marcus kept looking for a Bronco, because he wanted one for hunting season. He had been looking for months locally and then searched eBay. He found one and bid on it, but the sellers didn't accept any of the bids. Then they put it up for auction again and Marcus bid even way lower than he did the first time. And he got it! IT was in RHODE ISLAND! WE live in TEXAS.
So we used it as an opportunity for a fun trip. Coincidentally my uncle has a beach house in Rhode Island. So my dad flew out there with us to visit his brother and we used it as our starting off point of a major road trip.
And he has a boat:
My dad's on the left and Uncle Richie is on the right.
On our way to Washington D.C. we went through New York and were right by the city. So I wanted to check out Carlo's Bakery from the show The Cake Boss. They are in Hoboken NJ, right outside of New York City.
They don't just make cakes. They are known for their Italian pastries. My family is actually all from New York (I was born there) and my mom's side is Italian. So it reminded me of going to my granparent's house. They always had pastries for every occasion.
You can't find stuff like this in Texas.
Then we of course had to get some New York pizza. I love when my piece of pizza is bigger than my plate!
Then on to D.C.
It is guarded 24 hours a day. The changing of the guards was really cool to watch.
Arlington National Cemetery is HUGE.
Usually, I am not one to walk through a cemetery, but I was brave. Of course not nearly as brave as all the people buried there.
And we went to the American History Museum and I had to see Julia Child's kitchen.
This is their house. Isn't it beautiful?
This is Rainbow Row:
And look at the cobblestone streets:
Then we went to Myrtle Beach. And this is the only stinkin picture we got. I lived in Myrtle Beach for a year after college and it was so much fun. I saw Shag when I was in jr. high and that's what inspired me to move there. Have you seen that movie? It's super cute.
It was still warm enough to swim in the ocean.
Then we headed to Nashville.
We saw this while on the road:
It is not near as big as I thought it was. And it is pretty darn ugly on the inside. Lots of shag carpeting on the floors, walls and ceiling. And tons of paneling. I am sure it was super fly in the 70's though.