We spent this past week on a “hurrication” (the “vacation” you take while running away from a hurricane!).
Here are some highlights of our 2017 “hurrication”, thanks to Hurricane Irma.
2017 Hurrication Highlights
Living in South Florida is mostly fantastic, despite the hurricane scares.
This year was a little different.
Predictions of a direct hit from Hurricane Irma freaked us out enough to pack everything into our mini-van & make a run for it.
We stayed in a number of hotels along the way, but we kept moving as Irma’s path changed.
We made it all the way up to Alabama before we finally felt able to relax – safely out of the storm’s path.
Spending days on the road meant eating out more than we would like!
I always pickup the coconut flavor for myself, but we usually grab a few of the mango flavors too.
We settled back into our hotel to watch the storm from a video camera in front of our house.
The power stayed on almost all of the time, so we were able to see the wind & the rain.
Once the worst was over, I attempted to catch up on a few work emails missed during the last few days…. which wasn’t easy to do with the kids going stir-crazy!
We needed to get outside ASAP!
Luckily there was a park right next to our hurrication hotel, so we spent a few hours exploring Alabama’s great outdoors.
FINALLY, after a week, it was safe to drive through Florida & go back home.
We drove to Georgia in heavy traffic & spent the night.
The plan was to sleep early & wake up early to hit the road & beat traffic.
Believe it or not, the highways were packed ALL NIGHT.
This is a picture we took at 4am!
Our 6 hour drive turned into an 11.5 hour drive, but the kids were fantastic.
While the hurrication itself was stressful, it was replaced by the RELIEF to be back home to a house fully intact with AC, water & electricity.
Our only “damage” was a blown-over fence.
WE WERE LUCKY & grateful to be home.
Thank you to Liberté for sponsoring this post & helping cover some of our hurrication costs.