Friday, July 30, 2010

The Escape

With the beach week coming to a close we've spent the last day or so coming up with our escape plan. As many may know checkout Saturday can create quite the traffic jam. We love staying in the small town of Frisco, away from the crowds of Nags Head and Kitty Hawk. Unfortunately, when we head north to go home we drive through both beach towns, and a quite a few others. That means we pick up traffic as we go.

The last time we left on a Saturday the usual 6-hour trip took 9 hours. Part of the delay was certainly little Mary's bout of car sickness that lasted pretty much the entire journey. Even with the occasional pull over and puke stop we still found ourselves in traffic jam after traffic jam with heads leaning against the window in frustration. Our goal is to avoid a repeat of the situation.

Fortunately, little Mary isn't so little anymore. She hasn't quite overcome her problems with motion sickness, but she has figured out a way to keep herself from getting sick. So, at least we have one issue taken care of. We've also decided to leave much later than usual.

Sure, the early bird gets the worm, but when it comes to getting off Hatteras Island the early bird still gets to deal with insane traffic as well. Tomorrow morning, instead of getting up and 6:00am and dragging our tired, sunburned bodies to the car we are sleeping in a bit and skipping back down to the beach for a few more hours of sun and surf. We'll pack up about 2:00 or 3:00, shower at a public restroom/shower facility and start home. Somewhere around 4:00 or 5:00 we'll stop for an early dinner. Afterwards, we'll head home; hopefully it will be nothing but smooth sailing.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a good plan... I'll be interested to see how it all plays out!