So I decided Thursday night that I didn’t want to be by myself for the weekend. I thought, “Why don’t I go to Orlando for the weekend?” I knew that it would be my only chance this summer to do that, since it’s a bit far of a drive (8 hrs) to make in a normal weekend unless there was a special event. It’s a strange concept to me to be close enough to actually go home for the weekend! I was talking to some people and they were shocked that I was actually going to drive that far! I guess it’s all relative, huh? In my “You Know You’re An MK When…” book there it says: “You know you’re an MK when 500 miles seems ‘very close’”.
Lewis and Ebony came with me to Atlanta, Lewis sleeping on the dashboard and Ebony on my lap for most of the trip. It was surprisingly comfortable (Lewis was to the side so he wasn’t blocking my view at all, especially once I hit south Georgia/Florida when the roads became straight. They were content as long as I was just listening to my book on tape, but the minute I tried to talk on the phone they started yowling.
I got in at 2:30 am and my brother let me in. I couldn’t sleep last night because I was so excited to see my parents’ reaction! I finally got up at 6 am and went into the living room. About 6:30 Lewis woke Amy up, and confused Amy walked into the living room. “What are you doing here?!” she asked. It was great. I love that Lewis woke her up.
My mom finally got up around 8, and walked in and saw me. I wish I could have seen the look on her face (I didn’t have my glasses on), but her voice held surprise and happiness. It was great. I think everyone should surprise their parents at least once. :-)
So I’m in Orlando for the weekend and it’s beautiful outside! I hope everyone else has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. :-)