It was getting cold and windy in the Gulf as you can see by the attire we are wearing on Dauphin Beach:

We took this time to enjoy more beach walks, geek out,

and look at the history surrounding the area including the USS Alabama.

Then we headed to Memphis as Brian was scheduled to fly out on a quick trip to Germany.  Here you can call me a “Bad Blogger” as I have no good pictures (only vids) of our cool time in Memphis.  We were hosted like royalty by one of Brian’s high school buddy’s in Alameda, Tommy Gardner.  Our time was spent at a beautiful nutcracker presentation, the Brooks Museum, watching the Peabody duck promenade at the Peabody Hotel, Children’s Museum and great restaurants.  It was so lovely to be like a local and get the real deal.

Brian was off to Germany and I was getting nervous about how cold it was and having to drive to Nashville to meet him where it was even colder.  So I made an executive decision to go early to Atlanta to see my Mom.  Good decision.

We pretty much just moved into her empty house that is for sale and wa-la:  instant neighborhood filled with two girls right next door that were just the ages of Ava and Tess.  I love this trip for many reasons but one is that we will have new friends from across the country with different ways of living and being. The ability our girls have gleaned to make fast friends ceases to amaze me. Just another tidbit that I learn from them as my teachers.

The big surprise was that we were welcomed with falling snow on CHRISTMAS DAY about noontime and by nightfall, the girls were out making a snowman.

We filled our days with the joy of my Mom’s company and the reprieve of constant travel.

Have you ever had an ice cream shake out of a Bitburger glass? You MUST try it!



6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Derek on January 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing these. Your daughters are blessed to have these experiences.
    Happy New Year to the Creasys!


  2. Posted by andrea gaspari on January 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Holidays, we always enjoy your blogs. Wishing we were you right about now on this Sun ending two weeks off from school and starting again tomorrow. I don’t know who’s dreading it more me or the kids.
    : ) Mostly life is good and filled with abundance.


    • Thanks, Andrea, for your continued support. I really appreciate it as there have been some challenges along this route. But all is good in life and it couldn’t be better. Love to you and yours and again, let me know if you are ever in our “route” so we can meet up.


  3. Hello Creasy Clean!

    It’s our first time checking out your blog and just thought we’d drop you a note saying hello. We found you through the Lundy5 family. So glad you were able to meet up with them and share some good times together. We look forward to adding your blog to our favorites and checking in on you guys to see where your journey takes you. Happy New Year!


    Angie & Family


  4. HI Creasy Clan!

    I found your blog through the Lundy5 blog.

    We (mom, dad, 13 ds, 10ds) just bought an RV today (!), and plan to head out of this suburban life at the beginning of February. Any tips for us?
    We plan to leave our home in Texas and travel counter-clockwise (sound familiar?) through the southern states and then up to Washington, D.C. We are a homeschooling family already and are doing American History this year, so we’re our only definite stop is Washington, D.C.
    After that, we plan to dip back down south and over to the West. Do you have any campsites (State parks or RV campgrounds) to recommend? Any activities we shouldn’t miss out west that you guys have already done?
    Tips for maintaining sanity when moving from a 2400 sq ft house to a 33 ft. motorhome???

    Glad to have found your blog and look forward to watching your journey!


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