Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gulf Shores!

I've been planning my escape all day and nearly forgot to blog! I've been thinking about blogging all day, not quite sure why I didn't earlier in the evening.

Anyway - I'm heading out to Gulf Shores, AL in the morning. My grandparents had a home there and after their passing my mother and her brother decided to keep the place as a vacation home. Some of the furnishings had been either sold or moved and the place really hadn't seen any visitors except for my young cousins (teens and twenties) in a few years. My Mom is there now, nesting, as she said yesterday. She cleaned out a room for me (thanks Mom!) and has purchased some furniture from the local Pier 1. She said that the living room has a pile of stuff destined for goodwill, but I think my aunt wants to see it all first. (My mom has a tendency to toss things that others would prefer to keep. I'm the same way, although it's always someone else stuff I toss. I like to keep my stuff!)

I'm sure that there will still be plenty to do, but we've already planned a trip to the movies to see Julie and Julia and The Time Traveler's Wife and we are going to go visit a historic home that one of my blogging friends recommended. (I'll talk more of that later.)

I'm excited to have a mini vacation and a road trip. I love road trips.

I'm also wondering what book on CD I'm going to get. I forgot to go to the library today, so I may just head on over to Cracker Barrel where I can rent an audio book for a few dollars for a week.

My husband will stay home, holding down the fort, feeding and caring for Mocha-darling and (crossing my fingers) someone will call and rent one of our available rental units from him while I'm gone.

We've got internet at the Gulf Shores Condo, so I'll see you in GS!
Have a fantastic day!


Keetha Broyles said...

Oh I do hope you will regale us with tales and photos of Gulf Shores!!! I can't wait - - -

Ruth Ann said...

Have a great time...sounds sooo relaxing!

Liz Autry said...

What kind of books do you listen to?

We always get books for long trips as well. Makes the time fly by!

Sharinskishe said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your mom. You are so lucky to be close to her, her friend. I am that way with my mom too and I love it! I feel so blessed to be her friend.

I'll visit again soon. My Internet service has been spotty or non-existent since last Friday and it is killing me!

Have a great one.