Monday, January 10, 2011

So, what should be a one day drive home has turned in to a three day drive!

Last night we stayed in Mobile, Alabama at a Holiday Inn....very nice!  We slept in till around 8 and then had to make a decision on what to do.  We looked at the weather and the road closures, and after talking to both sets of parents for about an hour we finally had a plan.  We were going to try and make it to Shreveport, but when we looked it up, all of the major roads in and around town were closed!! So...that wasn't going to work.  Then we started to look at the road conditions in Arkansas....and all of the roads going in to the state were closed (or completely ice and snow!).

SO....we made a super long drive from Mobile to Jackson, Mississippi.  A whole 5 hours in the car today!  That puts us at only 200 miles left to home, and hopefully we can slowly make our way home tomorrow.  We got in to Jackson at 2:30, and we both took a long nap.  I think all of this driving is wearing us out.  At about 5 we went out for dinner to the local Applebees....and then for dessert, Dairy Queen!  Now we are in our nice hotel room (at Staybridge we have a cute little kitchenette and a couch!), and the football game it about to start!  Just enjoying our evening together.

Tim and I were talking about how wonderful this trip has turned out to be.  The majority of it has been unplanned and spontaneous.  For those of you who are close to me, you know how much I like to plan and be on time and know what is going on every minute of the day.  It has been so nice to just go with the flow and enjoy my time with Tim!!  We got to go to Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana without even planning on it!!  It has turned in to a tour of the southern states, and it has been so much fun.

So now, Tim is enjoying some football and I am about to curl up with my kindle (I'm reading The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest).  A great way to end the day.  Hopefully my next post will be from the comfort of my own home!


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