We returned home today from our long weekend in South Carolina. In spite of the horrible traffic in Atlanta we had such a nice weekend with our son and his family.
We left Friday morning early and were making really good time until we hit Atlanta. There was an accident on the freeway and all northbound traffic (the way we were heading) was stopped for over 3 hours. At the time we had no idea what the problem was so we decided to get off the freeway and make a circle around the city. If you have never visited this area, I will tell you that all roads lead to Atlanta. You can drive around the city but it is not easy. It took us 3 hours to make our way all the way around the outskirts. So after a 12 hour drive – we finally arrived, tired but so happy to be with our family.
Saturday was busy. . .My daughter-in-law and I got to spend some time together shopping and visiting. We took the girls shopping and found some great deals. We went to the fabric store and the girls picked out the fabric they wanted me to use for their culottes and skirts. Lydia, the oldest found some really pretty purple floral and another piece with orange flowers. Lauren, the youngest picked Care Bears and a pretty patchwork seersucker. I will post photos when I start their projects.
We also went with the guys to see the new Indiana Jones movie. It was pretty good – and, of course, the boys loved it and talked about it all night.
Our son took us out for dinner and then the guys went home and the girls went shopping some more. We visited a store called Hammericks. This is one of our favorite stores in South Carolina because they have such great deals. I got 3 shirts for under $20. My daughter-in-law found a 2 piece outfit for Lauren for under $10.
Sunday we went to church and got to meet all their friends. Then we picked up pizza and headed home for an afternoon of games. All of us like to play games and the kids just love it when we all play together. This was a lot of fun.
We had a very good time but Dorothy was right when she said, “There’s no place like home.”