Sunday, February 8, 2009

Our Getaway

Well where do I start. Every mommy and daddy dreams of short getaways without having to be called mommy and daddy. Thanks to Papa Roach and Meme Roach we got to escape. But the night before we left, I began feeling under the weather. I ingested some cold medicine and Motrin and off we went. This is us at the basketball game sitting with all the Tennessee fans and way up high! But we were in Auburn and I was feeling at home.We watched Auburn beat Tennessee which was very unexpected. I got to visit with my birthday twin and ALL her family! EK too cute. Amy is my birthday twin. We have way too much in common. Same birthday. Same middle name. We can still finish each others thoughts and I always get excited to see her. We need some more quality time! I mean there is a lot more we need to catch up on! And I love when I see her, it is like we just pick up where we left off! We were also pleasantly surprised that we got two free basketballs for the kids and lots of Cheese Curls.
We even spotted the old S10. This was what husband cruised when we met. It was this exact color and even sported the same rims! (that was for you Bre)

We got to walk around all those familiar places and eat a nice quiet lunch together. We saw some of our favorite places. We saw some places that are etched in our hearts and memories forever.
1344 Kurt Circle! Where I said Yes when husband asked me to marry him. I moved here in this 3 bedroom duplex after graduating college. And the memories come flooding back. When we were driving around I was just flooded with the girl that grew up there in that city. I was so young when I was dropped off at BOYD hall. And the last day I left this duplex, I was a young bride moving to Montgomery to start a whole new chapter of my life.
We finally found our hotel and I was sick and in need of a good nap. Exciting, I know! This is our view from our balcony. We stayed at the Robert Trent Jones Grand National thanks to sister-in-law. It was beautiful and I was so excited to get to stay there. Well as fate would have it things weren't as perfect as it appeared. The first sign was the elevator was broken. After a nice nap we left for a night out on the town. Due to the sensitivity of this topic, husband will not let me give all the details. There was smoke bellowing out of the exhaust of my car which lead to a trip to Wal-Mart where oil was put in my car...problem solved. Dinner...8 o'clock. At this point we were laughing. It was really amusing. We returned to the hotel only to find no hot water. Next morning, no hot water. So we decide to go run on the treadmills. Treadmill broken. Elliptical broken. Bicycle broken. So we ate breakfast. Then we got a tip from the front desk saying to turn on the bath tub and then the shower would get hot. It worked...we showered and left. It was kinda like the twilight zone. We didn't dare say what next? We were scared!
But we had a great time. It would have been 10 times worse with kids! I thought of Macee often while we were there. I saw places I used to take her and I missed her. If I had college and those years to do over and I knew it would end the same way...I would do it all over again. I still secretly hope one day we will end up there.
After picking up the kids we drove back home. The kids and I were asleep in the car. I awoke to what sounded like a gun. I look at husband and he is laughing. I was scared to ask what now? He just pointed to the windshield. A ROCK HIT AND CRACKED MY WINDSHIELD. The end. And I quote my friend Summer, "I'm over it!"


Karen said...

Allen had almost the same GMC version with lots of chrome & rims! He always kept it clean & tires were always shining with armour all.

Glad you got away, even if for only a night. I'm jealous!

Erica said...

I hope you had a good time despite the car drama! Where did you eat while you were there? The food in Auburn always makes me happy.

Amy Leigh said...

I must also know where you ate dinner. Loved seeing you at the game! Cannot wait for y'all to move here ;-)
What a great game, huh? WDE.