In the first 32 hours of our trip, I asked my kids to ride five hours then sleep in a hotel before riding six more hour to watch basketball for 5 1/2 hours one evening.
668 miles from our house in Murray, Ky., to Charleston, S.C. The party of eight included my family of four, my mom, my mother-in-law, and my aunt and uncle. Together we rooted for two teams -- Murray State and St. John's -- who played each other once.
And this was our second trip there in five months.
Two trips to the Charleston City Market. Several Christmas present purchased.
Two delicious seafood meals -- one at Hyman's Seafood and the other at Charleston Crab House, both of which have UH-MA-ZING hush puppies.
Two victories for Murray State and one loss for a second-place finish in the Charleston Classic.
One night in a hotel, three nights in a vacation rental house and one night at my aunt and uncle's house on a lake.
Zero days of sunshine.
One day spent at Lake Murray, S.C., where my aunt and uncle live. One boat ride included.
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