We started out at 6:30 this morning, leaving Eustis just after the sun rose.

I rented a Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicle, mostly to take advantage of the awesome fuel economy, but partly because I really want one of these and I thought we’d test it out in real-world conditions before I drop $22,000 on a new car.

We took over 50 of our cot covers, our shelving unit, printed handouts, luggage and more with us.  Here’s a few shots of the car, loaded down:

After an awesome lunch at Pappasito’s Cantina in Marietta, Georgia (we had the chicken fajitas, made with the moistest, most delicious chicken ever!) we made our way to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Here’s our awesome hotel room:

Tonight, we’re off to the Vaudeville Theatre for “Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding.”