We began Day 8 of our journey home in Valdosta, GA. After a quick breakfast of waffles and eggs at the hotel, we drove through the morning and then decided to stop for a picnic lunch. Tiffany used our van's navigation to find the Cobb County Regional Park - which turned out to be wonderful! The weather was perfect and there were lots of picnic tables and shelters to choose from.
There was a beach on the lake that many people were enjoying in the sunshine.
As we sat and ate our picnic lunch, a band was setting up to play in the nearby gazebo.
Chocolate Frogs - from Harry Potter world! Seems like a great time to open them!
Ahhh... Godrick Griffindor! [Each box contained a LARGE chocolate frog and a very interesting hologram card with a famous witch or wizard on it - just like the books!]
Eric received Helga Hufflepuff!
And Madeline, Rowena Ravenclaw!
As night fell, we crossed into Kentucky and stopped to take a picture.
Here we are at the hotel in St. Louis at 12:46am!
Distance traveled Day 8: 782 miles (1258.51 km) - 11 hours, 11 min drive time (WOW!)