Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Photos: On the Road Home from the 2016 National Taekwondo Championships in Richmond, VA

Delaware Bridge in Maryland  |  3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
The Delaware Bridge in Maryland
This past July, my family went on its first long-distance road trip!  My 12 year old son had qualified to compete at the Junior Olympics for Taekwondo, which were being held in Richmond, Virginia this year.  How could we not go?

My biggest concern was how well our children, 9, 9, and 12, would do on such a long car ride.  I even made them each binders with road trip activities inside.  It turned out that we didn't really need them.  All we needed were phones, tablets, external battery packs, and a portable hotspot.
View of the Hudson River in New York  |  3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
Homes Along the Hudson in New York

When we drove from Massachusetts to Virginia, we left at about 1:00am, so there wasn't too much we could see until the sun came up.  On the way home, although it was gray and foggy, we were able to see quite a bit.
Oversized Clouds  |  3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
Cloudy with a Chance of Traffic

The distance from Massachusetts to Virginia is about halfway to Florida.  Would we survive driving all the way to Florida?  I'm leaning towards no, but you never know!
George Washington Bridge in New York  |  3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
The George Washington Bridge in New York

I am thrilled to report that my son won a bronze medal for sparring in Taekwondo for his weight and belt division!  My heart just fills with pride when I think about it because he worked so hard and he was quite humble when he received his medal.
Bronze Medalist at 2016 National Taekwondo Championships | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
Bronze Medalist at the 2016 National Taekwondo Championships

Did you take a road trip this year?
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