Well before I get ahead of myself, we did have to go swimming before we left per our solemn promise to Dominik the night before. He just loves to swim with his daddy, and thankfully, TJ loves to swim with him too; leaving me completely out of the picture! I detest swimming though, so it really works out great for all parties involved!
Once we were swimmed out, we packed up and headed out; did I mention it was our last stretch of driving? It was a relatively short trip, but since we had already been in the car for 44+ hours up to this point, Dominik was not to thrilled about anymore time in his 5 point harness; who can blame him though? He actually did relatively well though and when we rolled into Bethesda, MD around 5pm we were all on edge just ready to be out of the car. We are lucky that we are such a close family with lots of love because I'm pretty sure that a lot of families would not have fared so well!
While we still have 9 days in a hotel at least we have no time spent on the road. Our belongings remain in storage and until we get them (on 07/10) we will be in the hotel. I do have to say though that there is something quite nice about hanging a little sign on the door that says "service needed" and they come in and clean your room. I'm definitely going to need to get me one of those when we move into our house!
Anyways...we feel blessed to have made it here safely, and even more blessed to be able to live in this beautiful part of the country. While we are still saddened by the fact that we have no family remotely close to us, we are excited for the adventures that lie ahead.