I took a bit of a trip along with my mom and my niece, Lexy. This was all in honor of Lexy turning Sweet 16 next month. When given the option of what trip she wanted to take, she chose a road trip full of seafood. Aside from those specifics, I was given full liberty to plan away.
I planned a trip to Tybee Island, Georgia...with like a gazillion stops there and back. Hello, kitschy roadside attractions!
The vacation started with Mom & Lexy driving the hour and half it takes for them to get to my house. The mister and I took them out to dinner that night and we planned to leave out early the next morning. At 8pm, the food poisoning decided to rear its ugly head.
Fish tacos, anyone?
Ugh. It was rough...but luckily just for a good 5 or 6 hours. After I had gone 2 hours straight without hurling, I decided I would be good to go as long as I stayed hydrated.
And off we went. I even drove the first 5 hours or so. Just call me "Trooper."
|Yep. That's me after 5-6 hours of nasty food poisoning...and possibly 2 total hours of sleep.|
|First stop was the Frostop in Baton Rouge, LA.|
|Lexy enjoyed her root beer float despite her fear to enter the establishment. ;)|
|Oak Valley Plantation in Gramercy, LA|
|Abita Mystery House in Abita Springs, LA|
|I was excited. They weren't so sure.|
|Just a huge lobster hovering over my head...|
|She was quite the looker....|
|Outside the House of Shards.|
|Yeah....we caught that.|
|Just another day in the shire...|
|Mom was so disappointed that she couldn't sit in it.|
|This was just a stop at Walgreens. That's it.|
|Just a random statue of a chicken in a car in Irvington, AL. I loved it!|
|Mom did, too.|
|River Street - Savannah, Georgia|
|Historic steps: Use at own risk. We felt like rebels.|
|Favorite shot of the trip. Just walking and acting like dorks. Good times. By the way, isn't my mom gorgeous?|
|Yeah. We're pretty awesome.|
The next day, we finished the drive to Tybee Island....after Mom stopped to visit her friend, Paula.
|Mom & her friend, Paula.|
|Lunch at Tubby's Tankhouse.|
|I belong on the beach.|
That night we went to dinner at AJ's Dockside. Unfortunately, a storm hit while we were waiting to be seated.....outside. Luckily, there was a leaky awning for us to stand under with every other person on the island who was also waiting to be seated. Bright side? It started raining after we got under the awning and stopped before we had to walk to the car. Score!
|Waiting at AJ's during the storm. That guy was trying really hard to be our friend...|
|Gotta support the homeland! Hook'em Horns!|
|Quick pick as the storm rolled in.|
|...and then it was there. haha|
We had to stop and see the Angel Oak on our way as well. The Angel Oak Tree is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, SC. It is estimated to be at least 400 and as much as 1400-1500 years old. It was huge!
The rest of the day was spent in Charleston on the pier and in the market. Oooh...it was hot. We enjoyed a swing on the pier and some good ol' gelato. The day took so much out of us, that we stayed in the hotel that night and ordered Japanese takeout. Sushi and chicken pad thai...ftw!
|The Pineapple Fountain at Charleston Harbor|
|Mom just needed to cool off...|
|Just a swangin' on the pier.|
|Mmmm....coconut crème gelato.|
|In the Charleston Market...because that's a combo that everyone craves. Right!?|
|Carrie & I|
|Mom enjoying the sights on the boardwalk.|
|Sounds like my kinda place...|
|Look who I ran into! ROLL OUT!|
|My lunchmates enjoying the view.|
|No photo collection would be complete without acknowledging the multiple trips to Starbucks that were made. Every. Day.|
It was a great time, but I have to admit that I'm glad to be back home with the mister in my own bed...in our house. Do you guys have any big roadtrips or vacations planned for this summer? Let me know! Especially if it includes Texas. Did someone say meet-up!?