Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Alternative

For several months we have had a really fun beach trip scheduled for this weekend. I can't emphasize enough how much this girl loves the beach. The sun, the sand, the seafood...love it all. It's the seventy mile an hour winds that I would rather do without.

So, while Hurricane Ike isn't supposed to make a direct hit to where we were planning to vacation, the weather there will still be nasty, so we had to cancel. On that note, I realize that my vacation plans messing up is trivial compared to those that are in the path of this thing, so please know that the Crew and I are saying prayers for all of you. I hate hurricanes. Big, scary things that they are.

Anyway, Mark wasn't thrilled about spending his much anticipated vacation doing yardwork (call him crazy), so he set out find a suitable alternative. Now, instead of heading South, we are merrily....ok NOT merrily...... heading North to the beautiful Smokey Mountains. It is NOT merry simply because we are holed up in this van during rush hour in Chattanooga as I type this. THAT IS NOT MERRY, FOLKS. In fact, I can think of 10 different kinds of Chinese torture that I would rather endure than this punishment.

But who wants to hear about that, right? No, we are planning to hang out in a beautiful secluded cabin with a jacuzzi and a pool table. I can seriously handle that, especially because we bagged an awesome deal due to the fact that we booked the thing today. According to the rental place we are going to be in close proximity to many of the attractions, so that will be nice.

There is one thing that I am most looking forward to, though. Can you guess what that is? Alright, I'll tell you... I'm sleeping in. :)

20 comments:

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Ya'll have fun!

Meliss said...

Enjoy! Enjoy!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I know you will have a great time, even if it isn't the beach!

chickadee said...

it sounds like fun to me! enjoy.

Caroline said...

You are one crazy woman. Didn't I talk to you like yesterday and you didn't even mention this.

I hope you and your family have a great time "recharging you batteries".

Call me when you decide to come home. ;-)

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Sounds WONDERFUL! I hope it is incredible for you. I want to hear all about it!

Halfmoon Girl said...

mmmm, sleeping in...What do you do- drug your children while on vacation? Mine don't like to sleep in, no matter if we at home or away. Hope you have an awesome time in the mountains, and hope you are there by now and not still stuck in traffic!

javamamma said...

dream on....dream on....

seriously. have fun sleeping in! sometimes plan B's are better than plan A's.

Andrea said...

A trip is a trip!!
Have fun and sleep late for me!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Girl, you should have CALLED ME! I live next to Chattanooga! You drove past my town!

Are you going to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg? I'm going up to Knoxville this weekend actually!

Growin' with it! said...

jacuzzi and a pool table...pff, you're roughin' it! you sound so blessed to live in a place like that where you can go one way to a gorgeous beach and another to a gorgeous mountain! enjoy my friend!

Anonymous said...

Gayle-
You are in my parts of town.
Do you want to meet? I would love to meet your family. Keep in mind that this weekend is an really busy rod run. Cars EVERYWHERE. You would be wise to stay put in that lovely cabin for the weekend. If you give us enough notice I can get JENIG over here!!
I can't figure out how to e-mail you. E-mail me!Use my name on homeschoolblogger @yahoo.com
Maria
homeschoolblogger.com/tnmomtomanyblessings

JenIG said...

Gayle... come hang out with us at Maria's! we'd love to meet your family IRL!

penny1010 said...

Have fun!!!! We did the same thing 3 years ago with Hurricane Katrina...we had a blast in TN!!!

penny1010 said...

Oh, and if you're near Dollywood...trust me, it really is fun. More so than you'd think!

Distybug said...

LOVE the new look!!

Anonymous said...

Love the new blog look. E-mail me! I'm waiting : )
Maria

Under the Florida Sun said...

Beautiful new look! Love it!

Hope you have a great time!

Heidi said...

Those mountains are close to home for me! I'm usually a beach girl, too.... But, you'll have a great time and probably come back with a whole list of reasons why the mountains were a nice change for this year :) Have a great time...we can't wait to hear all about it!

connorcolesmom said...

Girl I feel your pain
We went to the beach during Gustav and were part of a mandatory evac
Oh yes it took 10 hours to get home
FUN times
Kim (from the siesta fiesta blog)