All good things must come to an end. Sadly, that's true. We ended up leaving a little sooner than we had anticipated...yet a little later in the day. No matter, we drove until Vicksburg, MS where we decided to stay the night. No room for the weary to be found. Didn't we know it was Pageant Week?! They were holding the Miss Mississippi Pageant (a prelim for Miss America) that week. Yes...that's something we keep track of. Ha. So we drove on. In fact, we drove on to Monroe, Louisiana. No room for the weary. Seriously. I bet we went to 6 hotels. And at one last stop (which was actually a long-term stay hotel), there was ONE room! With a queen bed and a pull out couch. We took it. It was fun, though, because it was right by Pecanland Mall which has a really fun and gorgeous double decker carousel! I've been wanting to stop at it, but it's usually during the night when we pass it. It was the perfect time to make a few memories! The mall is actually a pretty great mall, too. We had a good time, but needed to get on the road. We thought about stopping at Duck Commander again to see if the Duckmen were in, but we decided against it and kept on trucking down I-20. We made it home in record time...before dark! Everyone was thankful to be home and in their own bed. But we left a little piece of our hearts in Alabama.
Harper loves hair. During this good-bye, watch her thought progression.
H: I love hair.
H: I would really like to get a good handful of Hallie's hair...but it's a little too far away.
H: Yes! I can reach Nonna's hair! Score!
Riding the carousel at Pecanland Mall...on the second deck, of course!
Harper's first carousel ride!
Hallie rode it THREE times. Daddy and Harper watch.
Home Sweet Texas Home!!
Check out the Daddy photo bomb in the window! Ha!
This picture looks darker than it actually was. It was 8:00 and still daylight!