Road Trip to Virginia Beach


Well hello blog friends! I know it's been a hot minute since I posted anything but I've been knee deep in unpacking our life haha. I finally feel like I have a minute to breath so I wanted to update you on what's been going on in the Bradford house.



Two weeks ago my mom and I left Vegas to make the drive to VA beach. We didn't want to rush the trip because we had the pups with us so it ended up taking us 5.5 days. Our first day was the longest and almost took 9 hours to get to Albuquerque, NM. We encountered a ton of rain on our drive through Arizona but overall it wasn't bad. We stayed at a Sheraton off the highway and it wasn't great. Since I had the pups, they put you in a pet friendly room aka nasty floors from other dogs and cats. There were stains everywhere and the room smelled like cleaner/ covered up pee. Yuck lol. We didn't have much time that night but we went across the street to eat dinner and then went to bed.





Our second day brought us to Oklahoma City. We stayed at the Sheraton downtown and it was sooooo cute! They didn't heave a pet fee either which was amazing. I'll link the hotel here because you should definitely check it out if you're in the area. Their lobby was adorable! We went to the Bricktown area (per Ashley's recommendation) and had dinner at a brewery. The food was delicious and the area was super cute. The next morning we walked to a Mexican restaurant for lunch and it was also delicious. It was an order at the counter place but the customer service was awesome and the dogs were a huge hit there. I would love to go back to Oklahoma City and check out more.


our interesting wine glasses lol

Next, we made our way to Little Rock. This was another low key night but ended up being a lot of fun because we hung out on the deck outside with some wine. Sadly, I was eaten alive by bugs but it was still a good time!



My favorite day of the trip was arriving in Nashville. We stayed at the Loew's West End and holy moly it was nice. When we checked in they gave us a doggie treat bag for the pups. It included metal dog bowls, a mat for them to sit on, doggie bags, and treats. They love dogs there and I highly recommend it if you have pups. We also arrived just in time for happy hour on the club level. Such a nice and relaxing way to start our time in Nashville. Afterwards, we got ready and headed out to Tootsies. The music was awesome and the atmosphere was even better! :)


We headed to Merchants for dinner and sat at the bar for quick service. We both got burgers and it was seriously the best one I've ever had. In love with that place! I want to try their fine dining level next time we are in town. We finished the night at Tin Roof and has a blast dancing to the band there. Gosh, I love Nashville!!!



The next day we got on the road after a yummy breakfast in the club level. We didn't have a plan for this day but just wanted to drive until we got tired. We ended up stopping in Roanoke to break up the long drive to VA beach. We had dinner at the hotel and watched Big Brother and Game of Thrones in the hotel room. Such fun night!



On Tuesday, we finally arrived in VA Beach just in time for our walk-through. I was so excited to 1. see my hubby and 2. see the house! So far I had just seen pictures and did a walk-through on FaceTime with our realtor. It was a great day!

The rest of the week was a little crazy because we had some issues with our close date. This was a BIG problem for us because Mark was heading out of town at the end of the week and I was going to be homeless. Thankfully the Lord protected us and Sandra worked her tail off to make it all happen. We took possession of the house on Wednesday night and closed on Thursday. Such a whirlwind of a week but we are so happy to finally own a home!

Just waiting to move into the house. Pizza and beer in the street is normal right???