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January 7, 2011

Walking in Memphis (Day One)

Day One of our journey to Kodiak is done.

We left out Wednesday morning around 10:00 or 10:30 after having an early breakfast at Cracker Barrel with our families. Hubby’s mom and brother, my parents and baby sister, one of our dearest friends and her son, and hubby’s step-brother and his wife all joined us to eat way too much food and cry like nutcases as we said our goodbyes. That part was hard. I don’t like to leave people; I don’t like to say goodbye. But we did it. We managed. We cried and now we are all just counting down the days until we come visit or they come visit. It’s not going to be the easiest thing we ever do, but it most definitely won’t be the hardest. And there are people that have it much, much, much worse.

We made the drive from Alabama to Memphis, TN in about seven and a half hours. Not too shabby considering we stopped several times to get gas; just to be on the safe side in case we ran up on any winter-weather. We stopped a few times to let Little Man out to run around and stretch his legs {and to change his DVD’s out…one can only listen to Nemo and Toy Story so many times before you start wanting to hurt yourself and others it gets old}.

When we made it to Memphis, we met up with my blog friend and real-life BFF, Courtney, and her family. We hit up Beale Street and the Blues City Café. Let me just say that the ribs were fabulous and the brownie and ice cream we had afterward was even better. The kiddos hit it off great and they took turns playing with trucks and laughing profusely. Her little girl, Presley, gave Noah hugs and kisses once or twice {We decided that they will be partaking in an arranged marriage…for the physical well-being –aka attractiveness- of our future grandchildren…} and we had a great time laughing and talking. It’s so much to meet blog friends in real life. We had never “met” before tonight, but it was like we were old friends and had known one another forever. Friendships like that mean the world to me. Now if I can just get her butt to come visit me in Kodiak…ahem. *Hint Hint*

We stopped off at the Extended Stay where the room was spacious, but the wi-fi wasn’t free {go figure!}. We attempted to get the little guy to sleep either with me in the queen size bed, on the floor on a pallet, or on the fold out single bed by himself. Nah. Didn’t happen. He climbed in bed with both me and hubby and slept. Needless to say, I ended up on the foldout after being kicked in the face, back of the head, ribs, and stomach more than twice. Oh well. Couldn’t bare to wake the little guy and the husband is exhausted. The boys needed sleep more than me because I have Starbucks I function pretty well on less sleep.

So now we are on Day Two. Getting dressed in the hotel while I attempt to beam my wi-fi off of another hotels so I can publish this blog. We are spending the morning with Courtney and her little girl and leaving after lunch for the next leg of our journey. BUT before I go, I have to share a few photos from last night with you. Enjoy!

(Note: I wrote this post on Wednesday Evening and never have gotten around to finding free wi-fi or a half of a second to publish it…so here ya go…hitting publish on Friday evening. Hehehe…}


Watch for another post tomorrow as I’m planning to post about Day Two on Saturday and Day Three on Monday! Hoping from here on out I can stay somewhat caught up…but that’s just a maybe.

Happy Friday evening everyone!

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