The first day of our Christmas trip back home has begun. We packed up the Sequoia last night and we were off at 7:30 this morning. We toured several Burger Kings, eating there for breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately neither one had a play gym for the girls to play in. The TVs in the truck worked until about five hours into the trip. Then, Abby pretty much kept asking “When are we going to get there?” over and over again.
The most interesting part of the trip was going through Pensacola, Florida, where Hurricane Ivan passed through a few months ago. The hurricane wiped out a bridge there and we were worried that we were going to have to go around, but it turns out that they already have some temporary bridge up so that you can cross. All the damage was on the East bound side so it didn’t effect us, but we will go over the temporary bridge on our trip back. The picture is from a news story on the bridge being wiped out by Ivan.
We are now in a hotel in Mobile, Alabama and we will be heading to my parents house in Shreveport, Louisiana tomorrow morning. We chose this hotel because it has an indoor pool. Right when we got here, we got our bathing suits on and went down to the pool. Right now, Abby and Emily are jumping on the bed and will hopefully start settling down soon to go to bed.