Yesterday was the most incredibly wonderful day of this whole road trip.
The biggest reason why was because it was the most spontaneous non-agenda day of the past week. We've pretty much not had an agenda this whole trip, other than during the Plexus Leaders Retreat where we had several activities mapped out for us, and it's been fun just striking out each day without so much as a hotel reservation. We've been driving until we felt like stopping, and had great luck finding nice 3 or 3 1/2 star hotels at the last minute from the comfort of our car.
But yesterday, even though we didn't really have an official agenda, we sort of did; we were going to wake up and drive halfway home and probably end up in new Orleans and find a place to stay somewhere in the Louisiana. And we decided, at breakfast, that since we were in Destin, we needed to just go to the beach to take a few pictures before we left town.
And then we got out there and it was so completely gorgeous and the weather could NOT have been more perfect and the sand was all white and powdery and we couldn't bring ourselves to leave, so we said "the heck with New Orleans," dragged our swimsuits out of the trunk of the car, and stayed at the beach ALL DAY LONG.
It's going to mean driving ten or eleven hours today to get home by tonight, but that's ok. And it also means that the Caucasian half of this couple is REALLY SUNBURNED today, and that's ok too because I have Plexus Body Cream to take care of that (and on a related note, I hope Susie inherited her dad's part-Indian genetics and pigmentation and not my lack thereof).
It was oh, so worth it.
We probably said, "OH MY GOSH THIS IS SO GREAT," at least 172 times, and made a promise to come back to Destin again next year but DEFINITELY bring the kids. And I. Can't. Wait.