We rented a small SUV for the drive and still ended up with it packed to the rafters - we were bringing out some items for Sam that will be left in NC, plus Christmas gifts, plus running gear, clothing, Paco, the two ratties, and of course, Allie, Jeff, and I. Paco was just happy to be with us and didn't seem to mind the first 12-hour day in the car, although he ended up on my lap for most of the trip:
Barely awake for this selfie - the sun was coming in the car and he was nice and toasty.
I managed to get some knitting done, even with him on my lap.
Paco refused to eat on the trip, so on day two I took pity on him and bought him a sausage McBiscuit. He ate the entire thing and then went into a food coma.We stopped at the South Carolina visitor center and discovered a beautiful lake with lots of pine trees surrounding it:
This wins for the best rest stop on our trip!
Paco had a nice walk and got to sniff a lot of trees before the last push to North Carolina.
We finally arrived early on Sunday evening - whew! I think we all were glad to be out of that car. The next day, we went to see Star Wars, in a new movie theater that is really close to where Sam lives. The screen was the biggest I'd seen (outside of an IMAX) since I was a kid and went to the Century 21 dome movie theater in San Jose, California. I took a picture of the screen during the advertisements, and the moment I snapped the shot, the image changed and I got this weirdness:
You're welcome? But you can see how big and curved the screen was.
The movie was really good, btw. Excellent, in fact - and I'm not a huge Star Wars geek, but I highly recommend it.
Afterward, we went to Target (looking for gingerbread houses), where Sam had to break the rules:
Click on the picture to read the base of BB-8...I can't take my kadult anywhere!
OK, they're calling me to go watch a movie downstairs - last night we watched Home Alone, and tonight I think we're watching Home Alonier, the sequel. Catch ya later!