Well, I’m back. Back from “La La Land,” I keep saying. My head has been in the clouds for over a week now and it’s time to snap out of it. Our vacation was absolutely wonderful, but now I have to face reality and get back to our regularly scheduled life.
On Saturday, we made the full 9.5 hour drive back from Orange Beach, Alabama. When we got to town, we dropped the boys off at Todd’s parents’ house.
A few weeks before we left for the beach, we were given the opportunity to attend the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, and we were invited to a skybox on the 18th hole. We hated to pass up such a fun opportunity, and Todd’s parents were so nice to keep the boys for us on Saturday night and Sunday.
After we dropped the boys off on Saturday, we came home and unloaded the car and started the unpacking process. We haven’t been alone in our house overnight in years. It was the strangest feeling!
On Sunday morning, we got up early and hit the road. We stopped by Starbucks on the way out of town because we were out of coffee creamer and we really wanted some coffee.
Kiawah Island is about 20 miles away from Charleston. So it takes us a solid two hours to get there on a normal day. But with all the PGA traffic, it took closer to 3.5 hours to get there.
But look at the wonderful drive. The road that leads to the island is just so beautiful!
When we were invited, of course the first thing I thought was, “What am I supposed to wear?” I had never attended a major PGA event before, and since we were going to be in a skybox for some of the day, I wasn’t really sure what to wear. I opted for a lightweight dress and flat sandals so I could stay cool and my feet would be comfortable.
Todd is a huge golf fan. He loves to play, he loves to watch on TV, and he especially loves Phil Mickelson because he’s a fellow lefty. We had a great time yesterday. Cameras weren’t allowed inside, but I had my iPhone for pictures.
And we had such a spectacular view of the 18th hole and the ocean!
It was a hot day, but we enjoyed some yummy food. We saw some incredibly talented golfers finish up the PGA Championship on the 18th hole. We got to spend a gorgeous day outside looking at the Atlantic Ocean from Kiawah Island. And I got to meet the governor! I’d never experienced anything like this, so I’m really grateful for the opportunity.
The best part of the day was getting to end our vacation week just the two of us. It’s rare that Todd and I get not just one, but two nights, to ourselves to be able to catch up and go do something fun together. (And I ran into my dear friend Misty when we caught the shuttle bus back to our cars!)
When we left Kiawah, we drove into Charleston for the night. We stayed downtown and walked over for a delicious low country supper before crashing in the hotel room after watching The Newsroom. It was a perfect weekend for a couple of tired parents!
How how you all been? I promise there are tons of beach pictures coming soon! (Maybe that’s not a good thing? Ha!)