i had really hoped to post some stuff sooner. get ready for a barrage of blogging from me.
two fridays ago, we loaded up and headed to swampy florida. for christmas this past year, derek’s parents gave both of their kids (and respective grandchildren) some free accommodations in orlando, and some cash towards disney tickets. since we were heading all that way, we decided to detour for a bit, and hit st. pete and visit my dad and gramma schiavone and any other florida relatives we could hit up.
but, first, the drive…
we stopped in santee, sc at lone star barbecue and mercantile. wow. i can’t even begin to describe this place. it was on the entrance road to a state campground/park. and it was in 4 camping cabins joined together. and it was jam packed with vintage stuff. and the food was really good and really bad for you. anyhoo… it was a good little find on our long journey.
we stayed near savannah, ga and had a good 6 hours left to drive on saturday morning. derek picked up a couple of used iphones on the cheap for the kiddos and that pretty much occupied isaac for the entire trip. (anna kept dropping hers and subsequently kept me occupied for the entire trip).
we finally arrived in sunny st. pete at my gram’s fancy trailer park.
we stayed in a hotel on saturday night. we all conked out pretty quickly. on sunday, we visited grampa turdy’s sister karyn. and then we went to my uncle nick’s for dinner.
and then we were back on the road. heading to orlando….