So instead of heading out early, early this morning, my mom and I decided to go ahead and drive out last night since we are both night owls and prefer driving at night to trying to get up early in the morning.
So – quick change of plans – and we started loading up kids and things. They didn’t have much to say about it, as you can see.
Mom drove until 3:30am with me awake as co-pilot keeping her company. The truth is we probably would have been awake that late talking anyway – we may as well have the miles behind us as we chatted and caught up. Sidney slept all that time in the back seat (Thank you, Jesus, for our new-used mini-van!) and when we pit-stopped/fueled up at 3:30 he took over the driving.
Mom slept in the back seat and I semi-slept in the passenger seat. When I woke up at 6:30 this was the view I was greeted with. I have to admit that the hills and trees of Tennessee are very beautiful.
We arrived in Memphis just in time to hit the morning traffic, the kids to start stirring and grumbling about being hungry. So we stopped at a grocery store and refreshed our ice chest, found a local park (Thank you Motorola GPS!) and let the kids run wild for an hour while we ate and rested and enjoyed a bit of leisure.
Now we’re back in the car somewhere around a hundred miles from Knoxville which means we may arrive in Asheville well before dinner time! Anyone else want to join us for an evening of just hanging out and snacking and chatting and recovering from the trip?