On The Road

We packed up our two cars last night and left the city around 6:30pm. We heard about the mandetory evacuation while on the road. With a toddler it just did not make sense for us to stay plus we have over a week of free Hilton points racked up from my husband’s job so we reserved a room at the closest Hilton family hotel with availability and took off. The first two hours on the road were near hell. We moved 12.3 miles in two hours. It did not get a lot better until we reached Interstate 65 in Mobile. A trip that should have taken us 5 hours took 12 and a half. We arrived at the Hampton Inn in Troy, Alabama a little after 6:30 this morning. The baby slept through most of the drive so we have not had an opportunity to get much sleep here yet but we are holding together and hoping for some sleep tonight though with twenty-four hour weather channel coverage I am not sure how much sleep will actually come tonight.

We have run into two other families staying in our hotel sharing our plight, one from New Orleans and one from Houma. The Hampton Inn is being very nice to all of us, they have also bending their no pet policy and are letting us bring our pets into the hotel.

Good luck to everyone who stayed behind.

2 Comments so far

  1. nikkijames on September 1st, 2008 @ 11:18 am

    Hi Rayna! I am from the UK and I have been watching videos of the storm approching your hometown. I am praying for you all that it is not as bad as the last storm 3 years ago there. We returned from a holiday in Spain yesterday and I am so scared of flying and it made me ill. Now we are back it is making me ill reading about this awful storm. God bless you all staying. Love Nickey xxx

  2. Rayna (rayna) on September 1st, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    thanks for the thoughts nickey

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