Thursday, July 16, 2009

Down and Back Again



As my last post said, my purse was stolen last weekend and I was headed back to Troy, Al to make a police report. On Tuesday, we began our journey. I was able to find Troy State University with out any problem and went straight to the campus Police Station. The sergant who took my report was great and after finishing the task we came to do, we celebrated by eating at Ruby Tuesday. When it was time to leave, I wasn't aware I hadn't reversed my directions from the way I came and after traveling over an hour, I realized I wasn't seeing any familar land marks . After we passed an aviation college the sergant had told us about and remembering he also said the beach was only two hours from Troy, I had the feeling we may be going the wrong direction. Luckily, the next exit was a rest stop and it was there I was told we were only 38 miles from the Florida state line and 105 miles from Panama City Beach! When Sadie heard this, she begged me to continue in that direction! We all laughed at our situation and it was then I decided to take our picture to document this adventure was had gotten ourselves in! After getting us back on track and going the right direction towards home, we settled in for theride home. Those six hours passed by very quickly. We talked about everything and anything and more of the same. It was truly the best time I have ever had with my mom and daughter. After being gone for thirteen hours, driving for twleve hours, one police report and 700 miles later, we were home! We can honestly say we drove "down and back again"!

(this trip was the equivalent of driving to my sister's house in Lagrange, Ga twice! Lagrange is located on the right-hand side of the ALbama map above. I'm sure Mary Kate would have loved for us to visit her instead! lol)

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9 comments:

Jude and Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! I bet you girls are pooped! I'm glad you made it safely "down and back again."

Beth said...

YUCK!!! I hate that you had to drive all that way for a stinking hour in Troy!

Rachel said...

Frustrating but turned out to be a fun trip. You must do that alot, go the wrong way after getting off route. You did the exact same thing when we drove out to the TN temple, lol.

The Walker Family said...

I need help from the the person riding shotgun, especially if I'm going to uncharted territory! That's always a plus!

Amy said...

If I was you I would have gave up and continued to the beach. What a long day that turned out to be.

Granny's Blog said...

That was a good description of our trip! We did have a lot of fun, didn't we!

Clarissa and Matt said...

Man, what a trip! That drive down to Troy is LONG! But I'm glad you guys were able to enjoy it!

Chris said...

Wowza!!!!!!! You need a GPS!! They are wonderful. Sorry about your trip, but glad you made the best of it & had fun. I'm sure Sadie would have enjoyed a little more fun at the beach though. ;) haha

Kim Mayfield said...

I think I would have sided with Sadie... head to the beach!!
Sad you had to go back down in the first place, but glad you made it down and back just fine!

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