Fall Break, Part 1

Yesterday morning, abortion Anthony, side effects Maya, rx Quinn and I set off on a family vacation. You can tell that Anthony was SUPER excited about 11 hours in the car with two three noisy girls. IMG_1519We drove through five states on the way to the beach: Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and finally Florida. We saw several groups of people lining the roadways with Confederate flags in Mississippi. We dined lavishly on fine cuisine at Huddle House and Bojangles along the way. The kids were great. Anthony and I talked about lots things from women in church leadership to supper club to country music with a R&B groove to staying hip with the kids. It was awesome. I really LOVE talking with my husband. He is smart and funny and helps me see things in a new light.

We arrived at our condo around 9:30 p.m., unpacked and tried to tame the excited children. Quinn just wasn’t having it. After all day buckled in a car seat facing BACKWARDS, she wanted to play! All Maya could talk about was going to the beach. But finally, everyone was asleep.

This morning, Quinn woke at 5:30 a.m. She obviously didn’t get the memo about sleeping in on vacation. Maya woke early too. It was lightly raining outside. I made a pot of coffee, steamed some milk with pumpkin pie spice sprinkled in. Rain or not, I was relaxed and thankful for a week of rest — even if I didn’t get to sleep in.

After getting everyone up, clean and dressed, we drove to Grayton Beach for breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe. I had The Floridian, a cream cheese filled omelette topped with garlic sautéed crabmeat, Monterey Jack & green onions. Oh my word. So good. IMG_1523After breakfast, the sky cleared just enough to venture down to the beach. We loaded up the wagon and walked the short distance to the Gulf. IMG_1526IMG_1529IMG_1541IMG_1546 IMG_1549Later we went back to the condo for lunch and naps. So far, this trip is perfect. Rain and all.


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