While I’m enjoying a lazy Sunday today (because it’s been that type of week dealing with User Acceptance Testing), I thought back to last Sunday that ended my family’s winter vacation that I’m naming our Quad-State Tour. We live in Louisiana and got on the road on Friday to head to Atlanta, GA. The journey took us about 7 hours but it was quite eventful along the way.
Our trip included a visit to Stone Mountain to snowtube at their Snow Mountain attraction, some time in the snow pit, an experience in the 4-D theater, and a candy making demonstration.
However, the main purpose of the trip was to visit a few museums and to visit the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. I wanted to make sure that they understood that while we’re on vacation, we can still get some educational tidbits up in here. And to understand how important and prominent he was along with many others during that era.
Snow Mountain wore us all the way out. (Read: Wore ME out.) Thank God for the hot tub and indoor pool at the hotel. I believed that helped me with get over the soreness so quickly. I was able to soak while the kids had diving competitions with all the kids that were staying at the hotel as well.
We left early Sunday morning because of the rain. That also put a damper on my plans to spend some time walking around after visiting the MLK site. So because I wanted some sunshine and since Pensacola is my favorite beach to visit, we took a detour and landed in Pensacola and stayed for about 2 hours on the beach. The beach the was the cherry on top. The absolute perfect place to end a tour after snowtubing and playing the snow.
Overall, the trip was a blast and the kids really enjoyed themselves. It has been our most lengthy road trip together to date and I’m definitely looking forward to many more. I’ve never traveled that far in a car with three children before so I’m patting myself on the back for not losing my mind.
No, but really, it was the most fun I’d had ever on a road trip although the kids didn’t keep me much company during the morning drives. But I guess that allowed me a few moments to myself to dance, sing, snapchat, and eat in peace. More importantly, I had the moment to thank God for putting me in the position to be able to give my children experiences over things and to create everlasting and unforgettable moments that I hope will be cherished forever.