Thursday morning we woke up to a beautiful day in Nashville and spent some time in the Hotel Indigo lobby. I wanted to take Cate and Lucy's photos in front of this AWESOME wall.
Note to self…I'm totally doing this with teal books in our next house. But it will probably be a shelf/vignette. Love it.
I quickly stopped by Hatch Show Print (one of the oldest working letterpress shops in America). And y'all…BY FAR my favorite thing I saw on this entire trip. I could have stayed there for hours and hours.
She is wonderful. We are a lot alike and it was so easy to talk to her about life and motherhood. There was a LOT of talking and a LOT of laughter.
The babies clearly took to her too. And I'm so grateful that she thought to ask to take our first family pictures from our road trip. Love these so much.
After reluctantly saying goobye we hit the road. Our goal was to make it to Little Rock, Arkansas.
And here's where things got a little bit cray. We all got a little stir crazy. The roads were bumpy, there were lots of detours (without warning) and major traffic due to construction.
We went a little cuckoo.
So what else to do? Stop at the proverbial road trip restaurant…Cracker Barrel!
Some yummy food, a little checkers and a lot of rocking made everyone feel much better.
We also snickered a little bit of Jimmy with his man purse. Bahahaha. Yes, we were loopy.
We decided that we were ready for this trip to be over and that we just had to book it to Texas. So that's what we did.
We spent the night in Texarkana and woke up ready to get on the road. One last road trip breakfast and we were out of there.
We had one lunchtime stop at WHATABURGER. Oh how my Texan heart has missed this place. Can you tell we were a tiny bit excited?
We had a really good time, y'all. The girls were SO good. We saw so many wonderful places and people. It was truly a gift.
Many of you asked how we kept the girls entertained. Truth is…we really didn't. We were crammed in a Pathfinder with luggage up to our ears.
There was no DVD players or games for them. We just talked to them and sang with them…listened to music. And they entertain each other.
I don't have a magic formula or road trip survival kit for this one. We just said a prayer and drove.
Army kids are pretty good at traveling!
Now I will do a survival kit for each girl for the trip to Italy (Houston to Philadelphia, Philadelphia to Venice) and I will make sure to share it.
Love you all!!