Our few days at the beach sure came and went quickly! I was pretty tempted to just ditch the rest of our destinations and stay there for another week, but my conscience got the best of me since there were still more people and places to visit.
So we loaded up the car (again) and hit the road (again). By then, I was feeling pretty old hat about driving for hours and hours alone with two kids.
This time, we headed up the Interstate and into a large city. I was so thankful that we were going on a Sunday, because you’d have to be seriously committed to BRAVE that traffic on a weekday!
My grandfather and aunt live in a nearby town, so we spent Sunday evening/Monday morning with them. My grandfather drove us around some wooded areas at dusk so that we could see if any deer were out (we saw 12, including 2 babies), and all Emma could do was scream, “TREES! TREES!” I had never really thought about it, but trees where we live don’t grow as big and tall as they do there. She had never seen such large trees in her little life. Note to self: Take her to Redwood National Park to really blow her mind.
The next morning, we headed out of town, but stopped to visit one of my dear blogging buddies for lunch. You may know this gorgeous lady.
I got to see the house that she’s remodeling (OMG, it is AMAZING! She’s really talented, y’all!) and we went to a cute little sandwich shop for a bite to eat.
While we were there, Emma managed to empty an entire shaker of salt (Salt! Salt! Salt! If you get that reference, you and I are kindred spirits) on the floor while we were visiting. Awesome. I did my best to clean it up and the employees were dolls about it – another reason why I love the South.
Any guesses as to where we were? The largest nearby city is a good enough guess for me. 😀