I'm not a big fan of heat but I am a big fan of not having to get my kid up and rush to school everyday... although with him being in football he's still having to get up early. #thestruggleisreal
We didn't plan any big family vacations this year, mostly to save funds and because we had too many obligations during the time Brenn was off from football. We were able to get away for a few days and visit family in South Carolina.
Loaded up with our luggage and our sweet doggy, we headed out mid afternoon on July 2. Traffic was HORRIBLE...A five and a half hour trip took us close to eight hours. It was crazy. But, my dog really enjoyed the trip. I'm not even sure if she's ever been on a trip before. She has now though!
Most of our time was spent hanging out at the house. My mom has two dogs, so it was fun to see them interact with Skittles. We found out that she is a little bossy and an instigator. That just means she fits right into our family. :)
By the last day she and one of the dogs, Roscoe became buddies.
We were going to head to Augusta for 4th of July fireworks, but we decided at the last minute to head into Charleston, which is about two and a half hours from where my mom lives.
My sister and me in the front...my mom trying to hide in the back
Charleston is by far one of the FAVORITE cities. I have been there numerous times and it never gets old. We ate at an little place called New York City Pizza. The food was awesome. The only negative thing I had to say was they didn't have enough staff working, especially for a holiday. Our waitress worked her tail off and did a great job. I'm pretty sure she was probably exhausted by end of her shift.
We knew that the fireworks were supposed to be done from Patriots Point, so we decided to watch from Waterfront Park. It did end up raining some and come to find out we were a little too far away from the fireworks, but it was nice and I never complain about getting to spend time in Charleston.
The rest of the trip went by pretty fast. Even though I love being home and in my own bed, it's always hard to leave my family.