A trip to Birmingham
A couple of weeks ago Bud told me I should go somewhere! I'm a stay-at-home-mom who loves to travel, why not, um, travel more. (Marital sidenotes: does he want me gone more? Plus, have you ever traveled with two little ones as the only adult? Not always pretty.) Defensiveness aside, he totally had a point.
So this weekend, while the boys have another treats-before-dinner, campout, feel free not to bathe for 48 hours boys weekend, June & I will be traveling to Birmingham! We'll stay with my girlfriend Kelley and get to see a few old friends and neighbors. I'm SO excited!
I thought it would be fun, then, to show you our flexible (one year old friendly) itinerary and then next week I'll get back on here and compare it to the real thing :) Of course we'd love for it to trip along perfectly, but travel is unpredictable even without a baby in tow.
Girl's weekend itinerary
Friday night - arrive, eat a quick dinner & put June down for bed. We'll leave around lunch time so that's about it for Friday besides eating a casual pizza dinner and catching up.
Saturday - early and if it doesn't rain, yard sales! One of the things I miss most about living in Birmingham is yard sale-ing with Kelley. She's the organized, map-it-out kind of friend I need in order to have a sucessful Saturday morning yard sale haul.
Saturday - late morning, June's nap.
Saturday lunch - catch up with neighbors/friends.
Saturday early afternoon - shopping at The Summit. The Summit is an outdoor shopping mall with fun restaurants and an Anthropologie. When we first moved to Birmingham, I went to the Panera at The Summit every day before we had our internet installed. I'm hoping to find some good date-night pants and a few other fun things.
Saturday late afternoon - June's second nap.
Saturday early evening - we're hoping to show up as the doors open to Ollie Irene. I just read a review about this restaurant and now I'm dying to try it. Our backup plan, should O I be too crowded, is Little Donkey, a place Kelley says makes killer margaritas. Either place should be awesome and we're hoping to time it early enough that June will happily smash food in her high chair for a little while.
Saturday evening - put June down around 7 for bed & catch up, maybe with a cocktail :)
Sunday - breakfast and hit the road. I'll miss my boys so much and it's always fun to come home to them.
What do you think? Do-able? Any absolute have-to's in Birmingham I'm missing?