Friday, July 13, 2012

Miles' First Vacation

Miles went on his first vacation at the end of June....We traveled to Hot Springs, AR to see Mommie Cica, Uncle Todd, NeNe, and Uncle Alvin.  Miles did great from Jackson to West Memphis (which is about 1hr and 15 min.) and from West Memphis to Little Rock (which is almost 2 hours), but the trek from Little Rock to Hot Springs was interesting. Luckily, I had put water into a bottle so I just mixed him one up and fed him until he went to sleep again. Overall, though, I was so proud of him for being good on his first official road trip.

Once we got there, NeNe and Uncle Alvin had grilled out hamburgers and we ate...and Miles had his first taste of squash. He actually swallowed it!!

The next day we went to look at Mommie Cica and Uncle Todd's new house. It is such a cute first house! That night we had steaks for dinner.

On Saturday...we were pretty busy. Miles had his first swim in NeNe's swimming pool.  He was so calm, cool, and collected when we put him in the water.  He didn't scream...instead he just kind of sat there and chilled.

Miles floating in the pool for the first time!

After swimming and lunch, we all ventured over to Big Red Realty for an auction to benefit the Boys and Girls Club (my Uncle Alvin is the director). Matt, of course, wanted to bid on some things, and all of you who know him...know he had to make it funny. Do any of you watch Storage Wars on A&E? Well, if you do or don't, there is a guy on there who says, "Yeah-uuuuup" everytime he wants to bid on something. NeNe wanted an umbrella stand for her outside umbrella and told Matt to bid on it for her...of course Matt did the "Yeah-uuuuuuppp" and everyone was rolling!! He is such a ham! Matt also bid on some tools and some mats for me to use in my theater class.

Matt holding up his tools he got at the auction.

That night, NeNe and Uncle Alvin kept Miles while the younger adults went out for dinner. We went to this restaurant in Hot Springs called Fisherman's Warf. It is right on Lake Hamilton and had yummy seafood. Defintiely a place to go if you are ever in Hot Springs!

This was the view from our table at dinner.

We left on Sunday around noon to head back to Tennessee. After we got through Little Rock, we took a detour on Highway 70 because there is construction on I-40. When we got back on the interstate, heading east bound this is what we saw on the other side....

Needless to say...if you are traveling to or from Little Rock...I strongly suggest for you to take a detour on Highway 70. It might seem like it takes longer, but at least you won't be stuck in this traffic!

We had a great time on our first vacation and loved staying with the Huff's and Smith's!!


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