Greetings from the Magnolia State (funny…I haven’t seen the first magnolia)!
After a long, seemingly eternal journey we finally arrived in “M-i-crooked letter-crooked letter-i-crooked letter-crooked letter-i-hump back-hump back-i” last night (this is how I learned to spell Mississippi, thanks to my cousin, Mike, and I still use it). 🙂
What was supposed to only take close to 8 hours ended up being about a 10 hour trip. We had a couple “directional malfunctions” (between GPS and Mapquest you’re bound to get lost at some point) and a minor delay when the keys were locked up in our RUNNING van (I won’t mention any names but let’s just say my husband has taken control of the keys now). :/ Here are some pictures of him and some of the other parents trying to break in with a shoestring…oh wait, I couldn’t take any pictures because guess what was locked up inside the van (camera and BOTH our phones)! Thankfully, we were able to use someone’s phone and call our insurance company and they sent out a locksmith for us. By the way, the shoestring thing was actually working and if given a little more time I think they could’ve gotten the door open. But, the professional rolled in and saved the day. On the bright side, the air had been running the whole time as well so it was nice and cool when we got inside. 🙂 Thank The Lord!
While driving over all this flat land we were able to see one of the most beautiful cloud displays I think I’ve ever seen. I was wonderstruck as I took in the handiwork of The Creator. “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalms 119:1
After arriving, checking in, unloading our things in our room, loading them back up in the van and changing rooms (realized we were surrounded by a work crew of drinking Mexican men) we headed to Steak and Shake for a late night meal.
Looking forward to a day relaxing at the pool tomorrow (it’s supposed to be close to 100 degrees) and Opening Ceremonies tomorrow night!
Have a good “southern summer night.”