Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Road Trip With Great Friends = Good Times!

About 2 weeks ago Matthew, Grace, William, & I headed to Alabama to watch the Gators play. We thought the highlight of the trip was going to be the Gator Game, but we soon found out that due to the BEAT DOWN we endured during the game that the laughter and banter back and forth would make the trip way more memorable than just getting beat by Alabama. 

We left for our trip  Thursday night. We decided instead of making the long drive straight to Birmingham we would stop at Grace’s parents house in S. Alabama. It was a good thing too because William got sick. So he spent the majority of Saturday Sleeping. Grace and I hit up this AWESOME fabric store in Andalousia.  I managed to only spend a little, thanks to Grace. She did have to rein me in a little though. =) Here are some pictures of the Farm…


Friday William felt well enough to head to Birmingham. On the way Matt had to make a stop for his F-I-L. Not only did this cool place have tractor stuff it was William’s dream brought to life (he is on a PICKERS kick) so this place was filled with cool old Timey stuff. My little pack rat was drooling!!

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Even though William was feeling a little better he still wasn’t a hundred percent and trapped in a car with the three of us may NOT have been his first choice to be. =(DSCN0272 

Poor William…










That Saturday was Grace & Matt’s 6 year Anniversary we headed out to the Cheesecake Factory once we got settled in our room. William was a good sport and came along even though his tummy still kind of hurt.


Saturday we drug out of bed enjoyed our COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST (things ALWAYS taste better when they are FREE!) Got dressed for the game and headed to Tuscaloosa! Before the game we grabbed some lunch checked out some cool local stored had some yummy ice cream and wandered the beautiful campus while we enjoyed the humidity free weather.

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When it was time to head to our seats we knew ahead of time that we were way up in the satdium what we weren’t prepared for were the GAZILLION flights of stairs to get to our seats. We DEFINATELY could see EVERYTHING from our seats!

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(yes I sported a side pony I was feeling a little 80’s)

Look at all the little tiny ants in the background of our pictures!

Despite the fact we lost, we had a good laugh at some of the locals who were trying to back into us because they were intoxicated.


Sunday William had planned on taking me to a pumpkin patch we stopped at on the way home from our trip up to Auburn a few years back. It was kind of on the way home. On the way there we stopped and picked some REAL cotton off the side of the road, saw some beautiful southern homes and sweet small towns, and had too much candy got a sugar high and laughed too hard!!

When we FINALLY got to the pumpkin patch we were PUMPED to get a pumpkin and some yummy boiled peanuts.IMG_4173IMG_4171  IMG_4168









When we FINALLY got home we all rushed to our babies because even though we had a GREAT time we couldn’t wait to see them. And I think Willie missed us as much as we missed him.


Danielle said...

Sounded like a fun trip! I just LOVE those pics of you guys in the sunflower patch. Just beautiful!! :)

The Marino Family said...

That was a super fun trip and I couldn't think of anyone else I would rather spend my anniversary with then with you guys!!