Live blog of road trip for your personal enjoyment. Refresh for updates.
9:45 AM Leo in the car, meowing but feeling his special snack. On the road.
10:53 AM south mountain welcome center has fantastic bathrooms.
11:02 AM the mix CDs become essential during traffic.
11:35 AM goodbye Maryland and hello Pennsylvania!
11:59 AM Getting on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and it is our first toll.
12:30 PM (ish) Allegheny Mountain Tunnel.
12:32 PM Inside the tunnel.
1:12 PM Pay $7.85 to go to the bathroom at a combo McDonalds/Co-Go. Then back on the Turnpike.
And Kristen takes the wheel at 1:15 PM.
Entering Pittsburgh at 1:46.
Meanwhile at home, H and friends finish loading the truck and close the door for the last time. See you later, #101.
Squirrel Hill Tunnel at 1:59 PM.
2:20 PM surprise visit with Kristen’s aunt, uncle, another aunt, and cousins.
What a cutie!
3:30 PM Primanti Bros. sandwiches — holy cow delicious.
4:12 PM Oops, wrong turn. Thanks a lot, Tom Tom. Back on the road with 439 miles left to go.
5:27 PM Lordstown, Ohio.
5:58 Holy caffeine, Batman! Triple grande peppermint mocha and 13 gallons of gas in the tank. 345 miles to go.
7:38 PM Start to lose it. Saved by a friendly text message.
9:25 PM Finally out of Ohio and in Kristen’s home state. First thing we see is a semi-truck full of camels.
11:18 PM We finally made it to the hotel!
7:27 AM Welcome to Chicago!!!