Breakfast was a quick pick-up at Chick-fil-a on the road and before too long we were arriving in Opelika. I threw a kink in the original plan because I needed a new memory card for my camera, so we stopped at a Wally World.
This W-Mart had an entire area devoted to Auburn and Alabama stuff and Gloria discovered this...
It's a pillow!
It's a pet!
And it was love at first sight.
Gloria has expressed interest in a pillow pet for a while, but never found one that she *had* to have until now. He is pretty cute and he managed to find his way into my bag at checkout. The first highlight of the day!
Driving from there to Auburn, a loose tooth was discovered. And once Gloria discovers a loose tooth, that tooth is coming out. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. I begged her not to, asked her to wait until we were home, even told her the tooth fairy wouldn't be able to find her since we were crossing time zones.
As we walked onto campus, she used her tongue to push that molar right out of her mouth onto the sidewalk.
Showing off her new hole on top.
So, a new pillow pet and a lost tooth started our day-long excitement. But there was also an up-close and personal encounter with one of the Auburn eagles that fly before the games. But that is for tomorrow... I will say though, that it was really cool to be that close to that majestic creature!