One Wednesday, I will be 42 years old. Harley will be 1 on Thursday and Allen will also be celebrating his birthday on Saturday!
We will be celebrating by going to Fort Lauderdale.
For those of you haven't been on my blog for long, Ft Lauderdale is where I come from.
It is an utterly grueling drive. 11.5 hours in the truck, no matter how you cut it.
YES Florida is that big! We have to go all the way across the panhandle before we go down.
There are things about this city that I absolutely love:
And things I detest.
Traffic, crime, just the general hustle and bustle of millions of people squished into urban communities are a few. But there is something so charming about this city that you see only through a tourist's eyes.
BUT, it is where my mom is:
Where some of my oldest friends are:
In a way it is still home.
I am so happy to be going home.
The girls will be staying at Mother's. Allen and I will be at a hotel. There are many reasons for that, the least of all being my mother's condo does not accommodate all of us. The other being, my mother and I are totally different people. I love her with all my heart, but distance allows us to have a better relationship.
The last reason is that Allen and I get to only steal a few minutes to ourselves. This will be a vacation for us. We know that the girls will be with someone who loves them as much as we do, and we can go off and have a romantic weekend knowing we don't have to worry about them.
I'll let you all know how it goes!
Be safe and happy on the 4th ya'll!