Thursday, July 21, 2011

2nd Annual Road Trip

to the OBX ( to meet up with David's side of the family for a week at the beach) was super.
 We stopped at a few favorites from last year (pancake pantry in Nashville & a favorite vintage store of mine in Florida), but mostly stuck to seeing some new things and stopping in different cities this year. 
Our crazy 3 year old did so well, considering the 60+ hours over all, that we were in the car.
Much thanks to the ipad and ipod for endless entertainment.

Obviously I took tons of pictures that I'm still going through...
but here's just a few till I get all the days separated out and choose my favorites.

Lunch stop: The Arcade Restuaraunt. The oldest cafe in Memphis, TN.

We drove the blue ridge parkway. It had been foggy on this morning and then the fog lifted and the sun shone through the trees in a way that was just so breathtakingly beautiful.

Along the parkway we stopped for some canoeing on the lake.
Mine and Kenzie's first time in a canoe.

This field/hill was next to a scenic overlook along the parkway.
Kenzie was in a great mood and did all her little 'cute girl' poses.

I've been basically obsessing over getting some pictures of Miss Kenzie with some hay bales, so when I saw some on the side of the Parkway, not fenced in, I made David pull over.

23 weeks on the beach in Outer Banks.

This one will be framed in baby boy's room.

Kenzie and her cousin having a blast.
Yes, there is a pool right there where David is, but the girls thought the pool was so overrated
once they discovered how fun a bucket filled with water could be.

Cousins & Bubbles.

We visited some sand dunes and Kenzie fully enjoyed it.

hiking back down the dunes.

adorable girls at the beach.

My gorgeous sister in law.

Charleston, South Carolina.

24 weeks in Charleston, SC.

24 weeks Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Lillian, Alabama @ The KOA Gulf Shores/ Pensacola
Playing in the bay.

We left Alabama around 7:30 am.
Stopped at Gulf Shores beach.
Rode on a Ferry.
Made some quick antique store stops.
Ate at a drive in place.
Grabbed delicious desserts at a bakery.
And ended the trip with a dinner at Cracker Barrel.
And pulled in our driveway somewhere around 1am.
Where I remembered how much I love our big king sized pillow top mattress.
It was a fantastic last vacation as a family of 3.

We also visited San Antonio with my parents, sister and brother in law,
the week before we left for our 2 week road trip.
Some day I'll post about that trip as well.
I'm horrible at getting pictures from their little iphoto home to anywhere else.
I've become better at slowly getting some actually printed and framed.
But I have more than I'd like to admit from months and months ago that I haven't even looked through.
Can't seem to figure out how to keep from doing that to myself.

1 comment:

The Future Mrs. Knifton said...

Finally, belly pics! You look gorgeous! What a fun trip, I can't believe how big Kenzie's getting. :)