Spending time with family and friends that you may not get to see all the time is what the holiday season is all about. But for many, it’s a long journey across the map to get there.
A study done by AAA estimates that more than a third of all Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, over 100 million that will take their trips by car.
Many of those travelers, like Essam Ahsahn who was traveling to North Carolina from Michigan, were piling their families in and out of their cars at Tamarack, taking a break from a hectic road trip.
“It’s been a little messy especially when you have two toddlers that are five years old,” Ahsahn laughed. “But it’s great because Christmas and New Years break is the only time we can be together because of the work schedules.”
Although wet road conditions on the highways and heavy rain down the east coast are adding some time onto trips, for travelers like Tom Prummer from Indiana, seeing family around the holidays is that light at the end of the tunnel.
“You get to this age and you get to visit see them love them help them,” Prummer said. “That’s what this holiday is all about just helping them and being grateful.”