It was a 5 hour drive and with 3 drivers and two cars, one person just doesn't get a break. One of our only local friends said that 3 days at the gulf is plenty. We went down on Tuesday and were going to leave Friday morning but we were expecting to have bad weather late Thursday evening through Friday. I'm not sure why that would be a problem other than packing the car in the rain. I'm also not sure why we still left once the weather report showed the rain would pass us.
But mostly, I'm pissed that we couldn't leave until 6 pm because Katness wanted to take the kids to a water park and get them the snowcones they were promised. That meant driving 5 and half hours in the dark.
Most of this trip was reliving her last visit here just in her husband's place. We went to most of the same restaurants as she did last time.
Edit from the Future: I was going to write more about this trip last July but life got busy and I had other things that took my time. The main thing is when we got home, I pretty much ignored Katness and didn't do anything during the remaining days of her visit. Nightingale went with her to various places of course, but I stayed home.
We got together again in St Loius the weekend of Columbus Day because our kids were off, and by then I was over it.