Accessible Road Trip to the USA: We’re Home!

Torrance and MV1
After 10 hours of driving from Philadelphia we’re finally back in Toronto! Exhausted we’ve put together a list of our favourites, not so favourite and funny moments below.

Most accessible city: Pittsburgh, PA.

Most accessible hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown (Torrance), Holiday Inn Washington Capitol Hill (Terrence).

Least accessible hotel(s): Homewood Suite Raleigh-Crabtree, Raleigh, NC, Holiday Inn Express Baltimore, MD and La Quinta Inn St. Augustine, FL. due to no roll-in showers in the accessible rooms.

Most accessible theme park: Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Favourite theme park ride: Jungle Cruise (Torrance).

Best food place: Mert’s Heart & Soul, Charlotte, NC (Torrance).

Best food place on the Disney Magic: Animator’s Palate (Torrance).

Funniest town/city name we saw: Fancy Gap, VA (Torrance) and Bland County, VA (Terrence).

Favourite state motto: “We’re Glad Georgia’s on Your Mind”

The funniest Brands we saw: Sheetz! in Virginia, West Virginia and Georgia.

Favourite ballpark: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA (Torrance), Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD (Terrence).

Best ballpark food: Perogies at PNC Park (Torrance), Crab Cake at Orioles Park (Terrence).

Most memorable moment while driving: Surviving the mega storm on the Appalachian Mountains (Torrance and Terrence).

Most memorable moment of the trip: Visiting the PNC Arena – the home of the NHL Carolina  Hurricanes, Raleigh, NC (Torrance), Visiting the Jefferson, Roosevelt, Dr King and Lincoln monuments in Washington, DC (Terrence).

Least memorable moment of the trip: Unidentified bugs in our hotel room in La Quinta St. Augustine. They’ve apologised and refunded us but the bugs are still unidentified.

Funniest moment of the trip: When Terrence thought we missed the cruise cause he kept thinking we’re boarding the Disney Dream and not the Magic.

Most expensive toll fare: $10.20 in Pennsylvania.

Favourite thing about the MV1: Feeling safe (Torrance) and good handling and powerful with a V8 engine (Terrence).

Least favourite thing about the MV1: Steep ramp (Torrance) and difficult to find controls on the dashboard when night driving and hard to reach certain buttons and cup holder without long arms (Terrence).

Read our previous entries:
Day 6 – 8 – On Disney Magic
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