from the road

First day on the road!

Hello from Poughkeepsie, NY!

Wedding Victory Tour is happening! It’s happening! I was in a state of shock this morning after we packed the car and hit the road. We thought up WVT a year and a half ago (on the plane back from two friends’ wedding); it’s hard to believe that we’re actually doing it now!

road trip packing, wedding victory tour


For the first hour, I kept saying things like, “Wow, this is actually going to be a very long trip.”

It wasn’t until we got out of the car in Annapolis to photograph the state capitol (We’re aiming to get all 50 at some point in our lives.) that I actually got excited.

Maryland state capitol


But wait, there’s more! We hit not one, but THREE capitols today. We drove up the Delmarva peninsula and ticked off Delaware’s Legislative Hall:

Delaware state capitol, wedding victory tour

And finally, we stopped in Trenton to get the state hall:

New Jersey state capitol, wedding victory tour

I have to be honest, guys. I wasn’t very impressed with New Jersey’s capitol. While it looked cool from the outside, inside, the security guards were way too brusque (rude) for my liking. Lame.

Also, after a disappointing dearth of 17-year-cicadas in Richmond, we did see and hear them in New Jersey today.

I spent most of the day in the car jabbering away, fiddling with the satellite radio, falling asleep with my mouth open (post-lunch sleepies), knitting, and staving off (to the best of my ability) job-related anxiety. Tomorrow, we’re back on the road, headed for Vermont!