Leg one - Columbia, MO to Huntsville, AL
|Getting on the road!|
We rented an SUV so we would have more room for the long trip. So glad we did - it was awesome!
|A little reading at the hotel.|
Yes, she is wearing christmas jammies. Yes, it's late March.
|Ryleigh and her cheese burrito.|
Our time in huntsville involved a tour of ron's favorite college spots. Including Bandito Burrito. I have to say, it lived up to the hype.
|Cousins don't shake hands, cousins gotta hug!|
Ryleigh was happy to see one of her favorite people - cousin Abby - at the hotel.
Leg Two - Huntsville, AL to Fort Walton Beach, FL
|Blurry Florida state line!|
|The morning view from our condo balcony.|
|Ry and Daddy - first time on the beach.|
|Trying out daddy's shades.|
(She wasn't as grumpy as she looks, I swear.)
It took a little coaxing, but we had some fun in the pool.
|Cousins Kacy and Abby rocking their shades at dinner.|
|Pretty sure she's saying, "boat."|
|note: Holding her sunglasses is a theme in these last couple pics|
|Yes! I finally got her to let me take a picture with them on.|
We tried to get on the road early in the hopes of making it all the way home. Ha! When after about 10 or 11 hours we were barely half way and we gave up that dream. We couldn't find a hotel in or around Nashville, so we decided to drive a little further and crash at Mimi and Pop's for the night. They left Florida a little bit later than we did but passed us somewhere along the line and had been home for a few hours. We were beat from a long day of driving and so thankful that we had that option! Sunday we hit the road again early and finally made it home early evening.
Despite the travel challenges we had a GREAT time! Thank you to Mimi and Pop for planning and funding our wonderful week!