This past weekend Cameron and I drove my car from Nashville to Delaware as part of our big move to London for grad school this September. We loaded up as much as possible- including just about all of my clothes, loads of books, and even a bit of furniture.
We had originally planned to have a lake trip with some of our friends this weekend, but plans changed for everyone, and we realized we should probably use this weekend to do some moving instead. Since then the lake trip is back on, so we decided to drive bit out of the way to see our friends and say goodbye. I’m so glad we did! It was a great time, and wonderful to get to catch up before we leave, even if it was a few hours out of the way. The only problem was actually leaving the lake.
As we were pulling out of the driveway I heard an odd flapping noise, but was sure it must be something moving around in my very full trunk. Unfortunately, this was not the case. We arrived at the nearest gas station to find a rapidly deflating tire, and barely made it to the tire shop before it was completely gone. Two and a half hours later we finally made it out, and headed to Richmond.
We chose Richmond because it was more than halfway, which would give us a shorter drive on the final leg of the trip. Around 11:30pm we finally arrived– tired, and quite hungry, but otherwise in good spirits. This, however, did not last. The hotel we stayed in had such poor soundproofing that our neighbors, speaking at a normal volume, sounded like they were in the same room, which was even worse when they cam home at 2:30am and decided to continue their party. The only silver lining was that I got to see a really good friend of mine the morning we left- she happened to see a snapchat I sent, and was visiting some friends for the weekend.
The final leg of the trip, which was meant to be short, was of course extended by innumerable bouts of full-stop traffic, but we eventually made it and had a wonderful dinner with my family and godmother.
It’s nice to be home for a few days, and I’m certainly not looking forward to two weeks from now when we repeat the drive (with slightly different stops), but am definitely excited that it means we’re one step closer to moving to London!