Alabama is a beautiful state. Hubby enjoys the smooth highways. Have to appreciate the pride the people have for their state too. Well I slept great! Everyone did! Got up, stretched, felt refreshed, brushed my teeth, started the coffee. Thought to myself how wonderful that everyone was still soundly sleeping. Yes! Some alone time with my thoughts or should I say social media. Sat down on the sofa with my phone and waited for the coffee to drip. First thing I see...3:38 am WHAT?!?! Darn it! Back to bed I go. A little bit later, I'm up again...5:48 am. Good enough for me! Coffee back on and everyone is still sleeping soundly. I needed to make a secret stop to the Walmart without the kids anyway, so now is my chance. I need a Christmas bag and note paper for our elf. TIME OUT Wait, what? Pause the report. Yes, this report includes a shady little creepy Elf on the Shelf. If you have an issue with them, now is the time to click that little X box in the left corner of the screen. I understand and it's ok, but you see, I have kids and they love their elf. I must continue with the elf!!! Save yourself! Ok ok, so I got the "not from home" Christmas bag and paper, as the kids would surely make the connection. Kids have been asking about of our elf since October. Worried that he wouldn't know where to find us. I plan on having our elf meet us at the Fort. I think they will be pleased When I returned everyone was still sleeping. I started breakfast and by the time it was done, everyone was up and ready to start the day. Eat up, kids! Let's get to Florida today! We made a quick stop at Camping World just south of Birmingham. Needed some outdoor comfy chairs and a water pressure regulator thingy a bob. Got it! Back on the road and listening to some Alabama of course. Dothan bound.