Monday, September 1, 2008

flo-Rida: day1

We departed the Sharp casa at 7:15am, much later than we had originally anticipated. We were actually up at 5am contemplating Gustav through 3-way phone convo. In the end we followed our strong urge to vacation at the beach and prayed the storm would continue to veer west.
We made it through a 12 hour road trip with 3 kids. They did so good for such a looong time:) We stopped in Tupelo MS first. We had lunch at Crackerbarrel and let the kids run around and then headed to Alabama. Our next stop was Montgomery AL. We found a new Target with tons of clearance shelves. The kids had lots of fun running through the toy aisle and helping me search for those happy red stickers. After about an hour there we got in the car for the final leg of the trip. We got to Florida about 7:30pm. We didn't however get to the house until about 8:30...we got lost on the last 10 miles to the house, go figure.
The house is perfect, the storm will be interesting, we are safe & the kids are super excited. The California coast has nothing on the Gulf. The sand is white and the water is blue. I could live here...

4 comments:

Emilee said...

wow. what a fabulous house. we're jealous...

Sarah said...

Ahhh, Florida! I can't wait. Oh, and that house looks AMAZING!!

Teriney said...

come home...we miss you!

Michelle said...

Are you home yet??? I want to know how your trip went:)