Let’s Build Memories… Right NOW?

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Over the Memorial Day weekend we visited Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.  I have decided that we are going to take a lot more trips this year.  Why?  This is where so many memories are made.  When you take the time, just for downtime, you have the chance to actually enjoy your family without the day to day stress.

I can’t even tell you the madness that happens when you are part of my family… everyone has madness, but sometimes, I take it a bit over the edge.

Driving from South Florida to Savannah, is a little bit of a hike.. just under 7 hours.  We are not proclaimed road warriors, as I get ants in my pants about three hours in.  But this was even more insane.  Being that it was a Friday night.  We didn’t get on the road until 9pm.  This is the INSANITY!   I keep glancing at the GPS in the car and I am thinking.. NO WAY… THIS CAN’T BE RIGHT!

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NO WAY!! CAN’T DO THIS!

Yup, I even took a picture.  Anyone who has kids and husbands work..  You know the feeling.  Been up since 6am.. Now I am going to make a hike until 3am.  Knowing the driving truth.. After midnight, we are going to want to pullover and check into ANY hotel.. right that second.

An hour into the drive, I looked at my husband and said, “Babe, Can we turn around?  I don’t think we are going to make it.”

I am not going to lie, it felt like 10 hours, I even had the the GPS simultaneously running on my phone incase the car was wrong, but it is never wrong.

After a couple rest stops on 95 and a giant Starbucks Double Shot from a vending machine for my Husband, we made it.  But it was definitely closer to 4am.  Pulled up to the hotel, where the doors were locked.  The man heard me and came around and unlocked the door.  Once we checked into the Brice Hotel in Savannah, we pulled the blackout curtains, and collapsed into bed.

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Talmadge Bridge, Savannah GA

View of Savannah, GA from Bridge

View of Savannah, GA from Bridge

Once we were up the next morning, we were glad that we continued on.  We went to breakfast downstairs and decided that the trip the night before,  was definitely worth the downtime for the next few days.

My Favorite a Magnolia Flower

My Favorite a Magnolia Flower

The Streets of Charleston, SC

The Streets of Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC