This is our second year leaving on Christmas Morning and knowing us, it will become another annual tradition. It seems like we’ve been counting down the days for a while now and it’s finally come.
On Christmas Eve, we spent some time with both families, had a couple meals, and exchanged some gifts, then hurried home to finish packing and filling the kids’ stockings.
Even though we were up all night making sure we had everything packed in the RV (though we forgot a ton), the kids and Kelly couldn’t stay asleep with the excitement of Christmas morning and the gifts soon to be opened.
So at 2:30am…yes, 2:30am, they went downstairs, “patiently” watched some movies, and stared at the gifts under the tree until daddy came down at 5:50am.
After opening way too many gifts, we finished loading up the RV, cleaned up all the Christmas decorations, and double checked our to-do lists. We loaded up the truck, prayed, and pulled out of the driveway.
We didn’t have a far drive, but stopped to stretch our legs, somewhere in Alabama, and our silly kids had to strike a goofy pose.
Gaining an hour driving into the Central Time Zone, plus leaving an hour earlier than we had anticipated had us arriving at our stop around lunchtime.
With the mountains right behind the lake, it’s easy to see its appropriately named.
It was a full day and everyone was either asleep or barely hanging on by 8pm CST.
And now, the adventure continues!