Arriving in Miami and looking back on the whole trip - Sunday, July 26, 2009

Arriving in Miami and looking back on the whole trip - Sunday, July 26, 2009

Alex woke up around 6:45 a.m. and I woke up around 7:30. We had breakfast, showered and were packed and in the car by 8:15 a.m. We had 668 miles ahead of us from Florence, SC to Miami. We should be arriving around 7:45 p.m.

I drove so Alex could work. Jake was texting back and forth with Mike P. They made arrangements to meet as soon as we arrive in Miami. We had a nice and pleasant drive. We got a few areas of bad weather, but all in all very enjoyable. We talked to Fab, and we'll see her this week as they will be in Miami. We finally arrived in Miami at about 9:00 p.m.

As I stated before, this is bittersweet.  We loved this family alone time.  We loved all the places we stopped in with some planned and unplanned.  Most especially, we got the opportunity to see alot of our friends along the way to make the trip memorable.  This is the gift we wanted for the kids and for them to get "it."  That "it" is far more than material things the experiences you have in life especially as one travels are the most important things.  To make it even more impactful, one should learn from those experiences.  I think we will plan a similar trip in the coming years as the kids get older.  We want to make sure they still want to travel with Mom and Dad until they are old and gray with their own families.  We can't wait to plan bigger family trips!  Much love to all and safe travels!

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