On our way to Floriday to visit Mickey Mouse, we made a stop in Tifton, Georgia. Disney World is approximately 19 hours away from our house. We definitely could have done the drive in one day. But we knew if we went that route that, upon arrival, we would be completely exhausted from the driving and the kids would be all psyched up, ready to go!
So we decided to break the drive up. We left on a Sunday night at about midnight. Nick had been able to sleep from about 6:00 p.m. until Midnight, so he was rested and ready to go upon departure. While he was sleeping I packed the car, got some last minute cleaning done, and just plain old relaxed for a while, knowing in a few short hours I would be smooshed in the car with no personal space.
We drove from midnight until about 5:00 p.m., making some shopping stops along the way, eating at every Cracker Barrel we could find (just kidding...kind of), and just plain old enjoying the drive.
We chose to stay in Tifton with our travel agent. It was about 4 hours away from Disney. A good place to stop for the night and not have too much driving in front of of us the next day. When we got there we discovered that it was a typical city that was getting built up around the edged. But town's website called it the Friendly Place or something like that...so there had to be a downtown, right?
The cutest lady at the front desk of our hotel told us in her southern drawl "oh, ya'll don't want to see the downtown. There's nothin' there." But I did want to see it. I love old buildings, and Nick having City planning in his blood, made us an ideal couple to explore the downtown.
So that's our little tour of Tifton! We enjoyed our night there. We were gone by 5 am the next day and then we were headed for Disney!!!!
I promise, someday I will share those pics too :)