We recently returned from a four-day road trip to the Florida Panhandle. This was our first vacation with two children, and while it was a lot of work, it went well. The seven-and-a-half-hour drive there was surprisingly smooth. Our stops only amounted to one hour, which I find to be impressive. We weren’t able to stop at Rodney Scott’s, Mr Handsome’s favorite BBQ spot in Birmingham, because it was nearing rush-hour, so we wanted to keep going to stay ahead of traffic.
We pulled off at a little hole in the wall barbecue joint outside Montgomery. The town was called Clanton, and its water tower was a giant peach. What would you think about having a giant peach in your yard (see photo above)?
The BBQ was fantastic–super moist and flavorful.
Little Buddy thoroughly enjoyed dipping pieces of ribs in the BBQ sauce.
When we finally arrived in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and set up our condo, it was pushing 11:00. The condo was the size of some people’s living rooms, but it had a small master and bunk beds. I was unsure about having Little Buddy sleep on a bunk because he still needs a rail. I had purchased some travel bumpers made of memory foam in anticipation of the trip, and they worked great. They go under the fitted sheet. Little Buddy slept soundly on the bottom bunk. He did wake up a couple times, but that happens most nights a home, so we weren’t surprised.