After a crazy, event-filled summer the inevitable time had arrived to actually say goodbye to our youngest child as she starts her college adventure. I have to say I felt gutted as I drove away from her dorm; glancing to see a last glimpse of the building disappear around the corner.
Just like that she was gone and I was left sitting in the car anticipating an 8-hour drive back to Tampa. And I was not alone in my grief; my husband sat by my side sorting through his own emotions. We talked about it for a bit and then melted into silence to make sense of our own thoughts.
Then, about an hour down the road, he pulled off the interstate and let me know he had planned an unexpected getaway in Panama City. He knew we would need a little “pick me up” about then, not to mention we had missed out on celebrating our 27th anniversary due to the college move.
Our unexpected getaway took us back to our honeymoon spot. We enjoyed two days revisiting a special place for us both…remembering that it all started with just the two of us. We went back to the same place we stayed 27 years ago and it’s still a great place for a summer vacation. If you are ever headed to Panama City Beach, Florida and want a family-friendly place to stay, check out the Palmetto Motel .
A lot of us are just starting to get back into the groove after the more leisurely pace of summer. Each of these posts has a little something to help you transition into Fall, whether it be fitness or fashion.
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Leanne, you are so welcome!
Such a sweet surprise from your husband!
It really was, Colleen…he really got me!