Well, we made it! Finally! Good grief that drive was a @#$#!! It doesn't seem like it was all that long ago that I could pack up after work on a Friday and drive all night to Ginnie Springs without even getting drowsy. Nowadays, put me in a minivan with my hubby and kids and FOUR dogs for 13 hours and it just about kills me!
It was so nice to show up at Win's beach cottage to find the rest of our family waiting for us with the lights on and a nice hot Thanksgiving dinner in the oven. The beach house is way nicer than the pictures on the website portray. It's usually not the case - wide angle lenses and such, but it really is better. It's beautifully decorated and they had lots of thoughtful details about - little bottles of shampoo (like in a hotel) and a spice rack and high quality knives in the kitchen (like at home). I'm very impressed and would recommend Win's company to anyone looking for a house to rent in the area.
We didn't do anything our first night other than eat and get to bed - we were wiped out from the drive. The dogs were super hyper this morning, so we got up and took them out on the beach to play in the water. It was pretty cool and VERY windy, so we didn't stay out too long. Now, we're hanging out (as you can tell from me being online) and eating leftovers and watching college football. It's nice to be able to just chill out and look at the ocean.
Steaks for dinner tonight and maybe a movie in town...
I'm sure we'll have recovered enough from our drive tomorrow to venture out farther into your fine city.
Keep posted for further news.
Over and out... NRH :)