Friday, July 30, 2010

Here Comes the Sun

Last time Neal and I drove to Florida, 2 years ago, I kept randomly singing the line, "Here comes the sun!" with great spirit...but not much more. I couldn't come up with any more lyrics, but the line I did know seemed fitting on the drive to the sunshine state. This time, the night before the road trip, I hopped on I-Tunes to hopefully find the full version of the fragment I had been singing. Turns out, it was an old Beatles song.

Along with the Beatles came the theme song for this year's trip, Jo Dee Messina's "Heads Carolina, Tails California."

Baby, what do you say we just get lost....We can pack up tomorrow, tonight let's flip a coin. Heads Carolina, tails California, somewhere greener, somewhere warmer. Up in the mountains, down by the ocean. Where? It don't matter, as long as we're goin' somewhere together. I've got a quarter, heads Carolina, tails California!
Such a fun song, get it for your next big road trip!

Our trip started out with a leisurely breakfast in the Commons, where we sat and sipped orange juice and coffee and felt free as birds.

{We hit Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, Atlanta, and never stopped talking the whole way, I don't think.}

{Beautiful driving scenery through TN & GA}

{A brief detour to check out Lookout Mountain, GA}

{On day two of the drive, we listened to this audio book the whole way through. It was fascinating! Totally recommend.}


{Pinch hitter}

{Welcome to FL}

{First sighting of our Naples destination, hooray!}
I can easily say, "I love me a good road trip with Neal," and we both couldn't help but scheme up other road trips for the future during our long ride of conversation and chattering away about life together and places we'd like to go. But I don't know if I could ever love a road trip more than to Naples, FL. Our happy place!


Neal Anderson said...

I can't believe it's over!! Thanks for making this such a great trip. Reading your blog puts me right back in the car. I love it. Love ya.

Kirra Sue said...

This is sooo fun! I cannot wait to see more pics!!!! You guys are precious.