Ready, Set, Road Trip!
Hard to believe we've been back from our road trip for a couple weeks now. If you've been following along on Insta Stories, you know all to well that the four of us packed our bags and hit the road for two weeks for our biennial American Road Trip. (in case you missed it, our first one we traveled the east coast when the twins were 6 months old.). This go around, P & K were two and half and honestly, Brian and I weren't sure what to expect when traveling cross country with toddlers. We did our research, crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. And I have to say, those two weeks were the best we've had all year! The kids were awesome, we had quality family time and Bri and I were even able to squeeze in some much needed date nights...even if that meant drinks on the patio while the kids slept inside! We explored new places and discovered some really awesome must see's that we can't wait to share with you! Just like our last road trip, I'm so happy we decided to take the time and go and would encourage all of you to do the same. Life at home can so often fly by and there's something really special about disconnecting from your daily life and exploring new places with the ones you love!
Now, with all that being said...we took a HUGE gamble with day one and decided to travel 12 hours from Atlanta to our final destination in Texas. In order to break the day up, and give all of us some much needed time out of the car, I searched for a place that would be a good pit stop for day one. Jackson just happened to be smack dab in the middle, and considering neither Brian or I had ever been there, we figured this would be a great first stop of our trip!
We left Atlanta at 5 am - not too terribly early, but early enough for the kiddos to fall back asleep for a couple hours in the car. We made a quick coffee stop, then bee-lined it to Jackson, making it there right around 11 am. Which was all too perfect, as this boy of mine needed to get out and RUN!!
We parked our car at N State Street and Mitchell Ave, and enjoyed walking (and running around) the quaint street! We found the 1940's architecture and brightly painted store fronts to be so charming and loved that this part of town had an atmosphere brimming with possibility and revitalization!
From there, we walked a block north to an old schoolhouse that has been reinvented as a multi-use space and found the most amazing spot for brunch!!
Saltine Oyster Bar was definitely a highlight of our entire trip, and while the oysters looked amazing, we opted to order off their weekend brunch menu...and I'm not exaggerating when I say this place was the best BRUNCH of our life!! For all the details and amazing decor pics, see our full review here!
The house made cinnamon rolls are reason enough to drive the 6 hours there!
So, bellies full, legs stretched and a whole lot of coffee had all of us ready to get back in the car for our next leg of the trip!
Thanks for following along! Much more to share from our American Road Trip...in the meantime would love to hear your Road Trip Favorites!
Lots of Love your way! Michelle