I am trying to number the blogs this summer because as I blog, I am also cutting and pasting into my shutterfly account in hopes by the end of the summer I have everything set to create Bailey a book to bring to school of all her summer adventures. With that being said, we set off last Thursday to a state we had never been-Mississippi.
I have to admit back during school when we first talked of the trip I was nervous. I was still going back to all the hurricanes and wondering what it would be like there, I went back and forth for a bit and almost talked myself out of going. Lets just say- I am so glad I didn't! This was such a blessed trip and Bailey and are grateful to our friends for allowing us to venture with them across the most beutiful 8 bridges we have seen.
With my friend Franne and her husband Jamie in the front seat, Lauren and I in the middle and Bailey and Caroline packed in the back we set out for our 6 hour drive-
the drive went by faster than I thought and before long we were crossing the Mississippi state line.
It didn't take Franne long to decide where we would eat (and for the next 4 days as well, ha!)
One word to describe this place-YUMMY!
Besides the food being on the top of my list most amazing soups, salads and sandwiches, the services was just as great! By the end of the trip we had actually swaped names and contacts with the wait staff, had the managers chatting away with us and were given actual NEWK'S red bowls and cups! These bowls were pretty high on our list of highlights!!
Once we finished up lunch is was time to check in to the Beau Rivage!
-I felt like I was in a movie walking into the lobby, trees and flowers were everywhere and the smell was breath taking. Each time we walked into the lobby I would just take a deep breath trying to take as much in as possible. The huge flower arrangement that greated you as you walked in was absoulutly amazing!
When we weren't eating at NEWK'S we were at the pool, soaking in as much sun as possible!
Despite what the weather had predicted 40% chance of rain and cloudy skies it was gorgeous.
Friday morning we woke up bright and early and headed to Chic Fila for our morning fuel. With bellies full and enegy high we shopped till we dropped. By the end of the night I remember looking at Franne telling her I didn't think I could walk another step! The girls had been such good sports that we stopped at Target and picked up yellow buckets and headed down to the beach for some shell picking fun!
We woke up early Saturday morning to get a jump on our pool time! The girls had a blast we stayed out there for 6 hours! They were so good and I enjoyed watching Bailey playing around. By the end of the pool time Caroline was swimming with out her floaties across the pool and well..Bailey was attempting!
We decided that night to get the girls ready and head down to the beach for pictures. The girls were loving playing in water and running through the sand and Franne and I enjoyed all the beautiful memories we captured.
Sunday morning we woke up early again and headed back down to the pool till checkout-this day was less crowded although while we were checking out we heard they had 900 rooms being checked into that day!
Once out of the pool we hurried to check out-of course we couldn't leave with out one more stop at Newk's!
God truely blessed us with an amazing vacation. Thank you so much once again Martin family for taking us on our first trip to Mississippi-we will never forget!