I love road trips. I especially love road trips with people who will talk my ear off and people who don’t mind my sometimes awful, out of tune singing to Taylor Swift.
The other night, hubs and I took a new route home. We got tired of I95 through Maryland and Delaware (have you driven through that construction?!) Instead we took Rte 50/301 north in Maryland through to DE Route 299 to Route 1 to Route 13 to I-95. It was a lot less stressful, had less traffic and took about the same amount of time.
On our trip Sunday night, which was late getting started might I add because someone decided to put a nail through our tire in DC Friday night. We suspect it was someone who was unhappy with where Hubs parked when he was at Lola’s on the Hill Friday night. Needless to say we are both more than relieved we WON’T be residing in the District, nor will we ever be patrons of Lola’s or Molly Malone’s on the hill. We really fell out of love with Barracks Row when Finn MacCool’s died, but this just puts the nail in the coffin.
So when we took the car to get the one tire fixed, we left it at Sears for 3 hours for them to try to tell us our tire was fine. We talked to someone else, and as I was going to put my bag in the car I noticed a second flat.
A nail and a slow leak (which we had suspected anyhow since our tires were getting low really quickly – thank goodness for air pressure censors) led to two new tires (apparently you shouldn’t replace just one…who knew!) and our poor car in the shop for about 5 hours total. We ended up leaving close to 5:30, grabbed dinner at Whole Foods (we have become Whole Foods FREAKS considering it’s right around the corner from where I work) and finally hit the road close to 7pm and made it into CT around midnight – thank you GW Bridge for not having god awful traffic. You saved us.
I digress, again.
So on our trip, hubs and I got to talking about how excited we were for Maryland. How excited we were for something new, and how excited he was about his job prospects. We talked about how we can’t wait to check our new state out – from the beaches, to hiking, to bars and restaurants, to everything in between.
Then I got the brilliant idea of him and I writing a joint blog. Some of my favorite blogs are husband wife blogs (neverhomemaker, Young House Love, and Confessions of Young Married Couple) and I think it would be really a fun way to get to know our new home. Not only will we be posting reviews, but also events we go to, recipes we cook among other things. There’s not a huge blog scene in Annapolis from what I can gather but I’m always up for a challenge and starting the blog scene there? That’s a challenge I fully embrace! I’ll share the site as soon as it’s up and running, the domain has been bought and it’ll be designed later tonight but here’s the site, go check it out, bookmark it because it’ll be up and running ASAP! We’re pretty stoked!! Go check out Newly Marylanders!