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Alabama Trip: Day One

Eric and I wanted to do something fun for the kids this Spring Break, but we also needed to be good stewards of our finances and vacation time since we have a big trip planned for this summer.  We decided to take off of work today and head to Alabama to visit with family. 

We slept until about 8:00, packed our bags and hit the road.  Our first stop was Ollie's for some fishing gear.  Then we hit up Chick-fil-A before getting on the road. 

The kids were excellent travelers this time, which gives me hope for Disney World.  We tried to make it fun for them (and cheap for us) by making a pit stop at the Rest Area just over the Alabama line.  Ya'll, kids have such low expectations.  We walked around the giant space shuttle, took our pictures in front of the Nasa photo booth, and let them get as many travel brochures as they could carry.  They were in hog heaven.  Ha! I guess that's proof that it's the little things in life. 

If you look really, really closely you can see us at the bottom of the shuttle. Anyway, we were late getting into Florence because we ended up hitting a little traffic.  I hated that it took so long, but the kids were troopers.  Eli played with his WWE Wrestlers and watched movies while Ellie was content to hold all her "Barbies" aka Disney Princesses. 

We finally made it late this afternoon and spent the rest of the day visiting with family, playing on the swing set and riding bikes. No one was thrilled about going to bed, but we have a lot of fun planned for tomorrow.  I can't wait.

Oh, one more thing.  We were in a rush when we left and couldn't find the camera.  All the pictures were taken on a crappy iPhone. Sorry for the quality. 


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