Monday, April 25, 2011

24 more days!

It's coming.....
August 4-7, 2011

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The kids and I are on the countdown for Summer vacation!  There are only 24 days left of school and we are starting to plan our activities.   Each of the kids has a long list of things they'd like to do so, I will be updating you as we narrow them all down BUT, the big one for me is......drum roll please......I will be turning 40 this year! 

mattress testing sm.JPG (11697 bytes)In honor of the (there are so many words to describe this) occasion, some of my favorite girls and I will be taking four days to travel the roads, bunk together overnight, and participate in "The World's Longest Yardsale"!  
I can't wait!  I'm sure that's not everyones idea of a way to celebrate but, this is right up my alley! It just encompasses so many of my favorite things all in one....time with some of my favorite girls, road tripping travel, bargains, meeting new people, a long weekend, roadside finds, extra large Diet Cokes with ice.....and the list goes on and on!view from lookout mountain in alabama sm.JPG (19891 bytes)
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Now on the overnight part, one of the sites says the accommodations available include: bed & breakfasts, guest houses, camping, rustic lodging, general/historic motels!  Now, we are some adventurous girls (and I am turning 40!), I'm thinking that the camping and rustic lodging options are OUT!  I may not be a favorite girl after this trip if I book a tent or teepee for us to stay in!
According to their site, the time we have left to plan and get there is:100 Days, 13 hours, 57 minutes, 11 seconds Apparently I'm not the only one excited!

If you've ever done this trip, I would LOVE any tips!  Otherwise, I will keep you posted on the planning and then how it all goes down!  

Have a great day! 


  1. I went to the worlds longest yardsale 2 yrs ago. Hope yall have a great time!

  2. Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Happy Bday, too!

  3. can I come??? Sounds too good to miss.msm