Well, we're in Savannah, GA. So, we're more than halfway to Disney World. We are going to spend the night here. Tomorrow, we'll drive the remaining 4 or so hours and check in to our resort.
We were on the road from 8 am to just after 5 pm. We hit one area that was backed up, but other than that, a fairly smooth drive. I guess I can say that as I didn't actually drive one mile.
The Evil Twin does not like to be a passenger. He insists on driving if we're all going someplace together. I would gladly take my turn, but it's his preference - even though I do feel bad for him and I know it's got to be rough after so many hours.
We did have a few stops along the way, so there were opportunities to stretch.
But all this is not the BEST news. The BEST news is that my sister (my biological sister) and her family live nearby and are coming to see us.
For those who are new, I was adopted as a baby. A few years after I was adopted my biological mother and biological father got married and had two more children - making them my full biological siblings. My sister is 6 years younger than me. My brother is 9 years younger.
I had been looking for my biological mom and had a great deal of information on her, but couldn't pin down a phone number (turns out she only uses a cell phone). So, I had listed the information I had on several adoption websites.
In a casual conversation with a family friend, my sister (we'll call her Jellybean, since that's her nickname) told the friend about me and the information she knew. The friend got online and within 30 minutes had "found" me.
That day, I received a phone call from Jellybean. Now, I didn't know if I had any full or half siblings at all, so I was really blown away. We talked for about 4 hours that day.
She and my biological mother were both looking for me, but my bio mom didn't have access to a computer at the time (this was the summer of 2007).
Last summer, we traveled to meet Nana M (my bio mom), but Jellybean couldn't make it up that weekend to meet with us. So, now - I'm close enough to Jellybean, we can finally meet in person!
I know what she looks like and I've talked to her a bunch on the phone over the past couple of years, but circumstances prevented us from meeting - until now! I'll talk more about the situation later, since I'm waiting for them any minute here.
I also wanted to give a super special shout out to my girl, JFab, who loaned us her GPS for the trip. That thing is crazy awesome and now, we want one for ourselves! It has made the trip unbelievably easy and worry-free!
I have fabulous friends and family! What more could I want?