To my complete shock, Declan traveled fabulously. The farthest he had ever been was about 20 miles outside our city so a 14 hour drive was a little ambitious. We had planned to drive overnight but, he was so easy in the car, we stopped halfway through and stayed a hotel to catch some zzzzs. I would like to thank my best friend Dora, endless snacking and new toys for the great drive. Here he is catching a nap driving through Fort Worth (notice how close people follow- even at 75 mph+):
The highlight of the trip was definitely my Grandaddy's party. It was at a beautiful vineyard in the country and it was full of family, old friends and great food. Some of my favorite pics of the night:
I love this picture of my Grandaddy and I. We've always had a special bond because we share the same birthday! A year has never gone by that we haven't celebrated together or at least spoke on the phone.
What a fabulous vacay: 28+ hours of driving, 2 fun impromptu hotel stays (complete with room service and football- heck yeah), wonderful times with family, blast of a party, delicious restaurants and loads of memories.
A couple last pics of our final night. We had the BEST shrimp tacos followed by dessert at a place called Shakes. Oh, childless, that is. Thanks mom & dad!