Day 5: The Lewis’s take Greenwood
Day 5= arrive at destination!!
We left Chattanooga in no rush, but excited to hit the road. We had 257 miles to go from Chattanooga, TN to Greenwood, SC. A short drive, easy day (barring any surprises) then we would be at our new home!
We made a slight detour, after dealing with some major traffic near Atlanta, Georgia, and stopped in Athens, Georgia for lunch and to stretch our legs. So, we picked up Dairy Queen and found the World of Wonder Park for a picnic.
This park is awesome! The World of Wonder Park was just re-done and re-vamped. It has a total of 10 slides, one of which is three stories tall! There are different areas for different age groups and abilities, and restrooms are in their own building next to the playground. Bubs was all about the obstacle course style equipment and the giant slide, while Little Miss pretty much hung out in the swings the whole time. The swings were awesome, too! We especially liked the swings pictured below, because they allow a parent to sit in front of the kid and swing instead of just standing there pushing them. A lot more fun!
After the park, we drove through the University of Georgia’s campus and past their football stadium, Sanford Stadium. We can now say we’ve seen the home of the Georgia Bulldogs.
We drove about 1.5 more hours, and pulled into Greenwood, SC. We couldn’t move in until the next morning, so we checked into our last hotel, the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Can you tell we like Marriotts?? We were able to show my parents around town, ate dinner at a new favorite, McAlister’s Deli, and let the kids swim at the hotel.
We had FINALLY made it! We had trekked 2,081 miles (give or take) and spent close to 30 hours in the car. The kids were awesome, my parents were life savers, and we survived.
Saturday morning, we unloaded the truck, started unpacking some boxes, and settled in. My parents were flying back to Utah from Charlotte, NC, and had rented a car for themselves to drive up there for their flight. Our last meal and moments with them, were at a Bojangles (another new favorite) after returning the moving truck. There were tears and hesitation, but this is our new adventure and not the last time we’ll see them. It will be different for me living this far from family, and I know it may be difficult, but we are excited to start this chapter of our lives.
Now for the adventures and explorations! Thanks for reading our origin story to the Southeast, and stay tuned for fun times ahead!