5 hours; 294 miles
This is the route we took this trip.
8 hours 25 minutes; 460 miles
So as you can see it was really on the way! I may or may not have complained about this for a week before we left and may or may not have continued to complain the entire trip! We didn't leave Gardendale until 4:00 Sunday afternoon. About 2.5 hours into the trip my Garmin GPS fell off the windshield and hit the gear shift and cracked the screen. I totally freaked out. I didn't know where I was going. I didn't have a map or directions and my sister wasn't even concerned. She said I was over reacting that we could stop and ask for directions. I was not to keen on this idea. Amy's mom told us to just get on I-10 and get off on 98 somewhere and we'd be able to find our way! We missed the turn to get on I-10 and called our Daddy. (I may have slightly freaked out again) He asked where we were...I wasn't really sure. We were on a two lane road that felt like it was about a foot out of the water. Dad said we were over Mobile Bay. We turned around and were on I-10 headed East.
No sooner than 3:00AM Monday morning we arrived at the beach! We were all wired once we unloaded the car so we decided to go to Wal-Mart to get a few essentials. We got back to the room a little after 4:00AM. I seriously thought about putting on my swim suit and greasing up and sleeping on the beach but decided against it for fear that someone might get me!
We were up pretty early and headed to the beach. I was so excited because I got a new beach chair and towel. The weather was absolutely perfect. It was sunny and the sea breeze was perfect. It was the perfect temperature. I never got hot which is why I didn't notice the flesh on my stomach burning. My tummy looks like a bullseye! It hurt so bad!
My burnt feet.