We hit the sugar shack Saturday morning for breakfast. That's when Evil Genius set her goals for the day.
"All I want to do today is be 16 years old with my own car and cell phone, and really hot boyfriend." No shit, those were her goals for the day. I am so screwed. She even refused to keep that shirt on her shoulder like a good little 7 year old.
It was certainly colder there than it was in Florida but that was a bit of welcome relief. We hit the beach anyway, and the kids apparently have no nerves left in their legs. They hit the water anyway.
|I've got that windblown look|
|Having fun at the beach!|
|Drama with sand toys|
|I'm digging a moat daddy|
|So pretty. So evil.|
|Bubbles in Tai Chi|
|it's too cold for this|
|Kelley and the girls walking down the beach|
|Me and Ella with the lighthouse in the background|
Saturday night we had dinner at A-J's, I had the oyster po-boy. That place is fantastic. Sunday I took the girls for a walk on the beach but it was ended prematurely when the kids wanted to get covered in sand and salt water and I wanted them to stay clean enough to get in the car for the drive home. They didn't believe me, but one day they will put "long walks on the beach" under their online dating profile.
The drive back to Raleigh was pretty uneventful, but we did develop a theory I could use your opinion on. I think the major highways are now considerably more crowded because GPS devices have a preference to stick to the larger ones. For us, that meant I-95 was crowded and we took it all the way from Florida into North Carolina. When we go to Greenville to visit my parents I-85 has been considerably more crowded particularly from Burlington to the SC state line. We think that since more people are listening to their GPS devices we need to find back roads and there may be a setting or demand for a backroads GPS app that can calculate routes that avoid the heavily traffic'd highways. We ended up taking backroads from Savannah to Raleigh, and it was way more pleasant and without all of the heavy traffic on I-95.
This ends our 9 day vacation. I was so glad to be home again! We really did have a wonderful trip. But by the time we got home around 7:30 pm on Sunday night, knowing I still had to go into the office and work Monday morning, I got to rest easy. It felt good to be back in the air conditioned office again.