Yep! Georgia's So Nice, We've Moved There- Twice!
Whoop, we did it again! It's true! Five years ago we lived in Georgia, on Saint Simons Island and we loved it. But sadly we couldn't stay long and moved to the Pacific Northwest. But when the opportunity came around to move back to Georgia, we jumped! It was the tough decision for our family for many different reasons, but we decided it was time to leave Washington State. And because we can't ever do things in a speedy fashion we decided we would drive! Our family mini van, stuffed to the rim, with two adults, two kiddos, taking the scenic route! Obviously our first stop was in Olympia, WA to visit the capitol and say "Goodbye". Appropriately, the western Washington weather was dreary and cloudy as we set off on an early morning in December, making me excited to leave for sunnier skies.
For the first four days we had stops planned with family, which was amazing to get to say goodbye to everyone we managed to see. It seemed like no matter what city we came to, we always were driving into the evening. Those winter days are too short for their own good and since I hate driving, especially at night, I was too glad to let my husband take the wheel. Here you can see the skyline driving down a twisty turny highway aaaall the way down to San Diego to visit with my brother in law.
Oh Arizona. Sigh* You're so dang amazing. This Washington gal just hasn't been around enough cactus to feel fulfilled. This was only my second time in Arizona and I enjoy the state so much! We went to Saguaro National Park outside of Tucson, AZ. I made my husband pull over for multiple views of our gorgeous prickly friends throughout the state. They're just so different and interesting. Cactus Nerd Alert! Did you know some cactus can live up to 200 years and that they have to have both male and female plants to reproduce, which are pollinated by nocturnal animals like bats and moths? Yeah. They're pretty rad.