Saturday, November 13, 2010

Road Trip!!!!




We wanted to move out of DC and to a state that we can start a family. Ya know...affordability, good schools, nice neighborhoods, low cost of living, decent income opportunities, etc. And in August, 2010 our wish came true. I received a job offer out of state that advanced my career to the next level! How perfect God works! I received the offer about a week prior to our end of lease term. So that meant we were able to pack up and move out. Before we arrived at our destination, we wanted to do a half-cross country road trip and visit places and people on the way. Our first stop was...

Charlotte, North Carolina!!

We got there late that night, and stayed at a hotel that I will never recommend to anyone. The people were nice, but I just had a nasty feeling about it. Unfortunately, we were not able to sight see in North Carolina, because we got there too late, then woke up to late the next day, and didn’t want to be behind schedule on to our next city...

Atlanta, GA!!!

We got there at a decent hour, and had enough time to sight see and enjoy the city. And although the hotel was a little better, it still had a nasty feeling to it. But then again, these are basically all the hotels I expected to stay in because I’m cheap. So I blame myself. But nonetheless, we got to visit the Georgia Aquarium, as well as the Atlantic Station. Both were pleasant. We rested, and on a Thursday, we got up and headed to the next city...

Memphis, TN!!!!

This is where my sweet KD is from! We stayed here from for most of our road trip because of this. I always secretly thought of this as my home away from home. My extended family always treats me well. It is always a vacation for me when I go there, but for KD, she forgets about me a little, and becomes like a kid in a candy store, and I’m ok with that! Monday morning we got up on our way to the next city...

Dallas, TX

Now for those of you that know me, you already know I not only despise Cowgirls, but I hate the city too. Unfortunately this was nonetheless on our way to our destination, and KD’s brother lived here (why???) so we included this in our trip. After stopping here and seeing a little of the city, I must say I hate it even more, and oh how much I love this year’s NFL season! But the stadium does look nice, and they had a nice mall, which of course does not compare to a mall in our new home city. And I will not name their mall as I am already giving too much attention to the city any.

So...we finally left this bad, bad city and after an entire week of road trippin’, we arrived at our new home city. The city has all of the characteristics we were looking for in a city, and we will be calling it our home for a long, long time. We have been here since September 1st, and we have no regrets. Where are we now you ask? I will give you a hint: it’s warm here most of the year, and it’s very close to Mexico! Will let you know in our next post…so stay tuned...


REIGN

2 comments:

Lisa said...

This is very interesting! We can't wait to come and visit. Congratulations on the new addition. I was looking forward to reading in what state KD found out the good news. This was a GOOD READ!! LOL

TheLeoDuo said...

thanks, Lisa!

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