It seemed everyone in my household had been crazy busy lately. My husband flew to Belgium and NYC for work, the kids had crazy schedules and not to mention we had Halloween and 4 birthdays over the last 3 weeks… I just felt the need to regroup with our family, the urge for fresh air and new inspiration, away from our daily routine.
Even though we hadn’t planned anything for Thanksgiving break, by the end of last week my mind started wondering off to white sand and blue skies… my heart felt the need to go away and just BE together as a family, the 5 of us.
But how to make this fantasy a reality?
Friday afternoon I literally had one hour to plan a trip and make this happen….it was in my hands.
VRBO had been a great resource for the last few years so that’s where I decided to search for our little getaway… When time is of the essence, there is no time to second guess… you have to trust your instinct.
Within minutes I found some appealing places to stay in Seaside, Florida. I love everything about The Beaches of South Walton. It is only a six hour drive from Atlanta and every time we take a vacation there I fall more and more in love with this area. It is so charming and laid back over there and the cute houses, little restaurants and stores all have a hobo feel… my kind of vacation!
I made a phone call or two and suggested a little discount. After all, the owner would rather his home be rented than sit empty.
When leaving on a last minute trip there is no other choice than to pack light. We only took two small suitcases for the 5 of us… For a fashion lover like me, having no time to overthink or plan different outfits is a great stress relief!
I just took my vacation basics : Converse, cowboy boots, denim overalls, cut-off shorts, a few white tee-shirts, a wool sweater for cool nights, a striped button down shirt, my favorite romper, a summer dress and my running clothes (which I didn’t use ;-).
We booked the trip at 5 PM Friday and we left our home in Acworth Saturday morning at 10 AM…
The best part of this last minute trip was definitely the views from the “eaglesnest” in the morning, the long bike rides to Rosemary beach, watching our kids play on the white sand and in the incredibly clear water and wrapping up our days viewing the sunset from Bud & Alley’s rooftop patio with a Bloody Mary in hand….
I can honestly say…after a few days we are all feeling recharged and united again. Now we are ready to handle the Christmas Holidays Marathon.