Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from Whippany
to D,C, for worship.
I know you have heard us praise our youth before but this time WOW! We set out for a 4 hour and 25 minute drive to Woodbridge VA (Just outside D.C.) on Friday early afternoon. Everyone was excited to get to VA and meet other youth from the east coast.
What we didn't know is our Nor'easter had other plans for us!
We were so excited that we made it out of New Jersey's wind, snow, sleet and rain....no problems! Clear sailing ahead right? NOT!
Upon approaching the bridges to cross over the Susquehanna River the winds picked up and then....they all closed! Not only were the bridges closed, all the side roads were closed because of fallen trees....every single road (believe us....we tried quite a few of them).
There we waited, over 9 hours,
to cross a bridge that was only 1.5 miles long.
Now 16 hours and 22 minutes later we finally made it to our hotel in Woodbridge VA - yes that is not a typo - we left Whippany at noon and arrived at the hotel at 4:22AM!
The amazing part is not one person complained....not even once.
There were no gas stations, no convenience stores, no where to pull off, nothing.... just woods on each side, highway ahead
and high winds all around.
So now our new roadtip song is...
Life is a Highway
and we want to ride it all night long!