Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A MUCH Needed Vacation! Part I

Last week Ryan and I went on a MUCH needed vacation. We went to Orange Beach, Ala. and stayed a week at the beach. The beach is quite possibly my favorite place on earth. It is so laid back and peaceful place. And Lords knows I needed some peace!

We decided that we didn't want to drive the 12 hours there in one day so we picked a semi-halfway point to stop - Tunica! I had never been and never really gambled in a casino before so why not?

This is a picture of us at a dead stop on I-40 inbetween Little Rock and Memphis. Ryan was not a happy camper.

Before arriving at Tunica we went to Memphis to see my grandparents for about an hour. I only get to see them a few times a year so this extra stop was really nice! Nana had Coke floats waiting on us. I hadn't had one of those in YEARS!

We arrived in Tunica on Friday evening, changed clothes and headed down to the casino. We only lost $40 so we decided that was a good night. Below is a view from our hotel room for the night.

The next morning we were on the road by 7 a.m. and headed south. It took us an extra 3 hours, on top of the original 8,  to get there because of the stupid traffic. By the time we got there, were in even more need of some relaxation. We coudn't wait to get the vacation started!

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