Friday, October 14, 2011

Quick Vacation Update

Can't believe our week is almost over here in Florida.  We flew in last Saturday night and got in really late (Sunday morning).  Checked into our Disney hotel at 1:30 am and finally got every one to sleep by 2:30.  Only to wake up to down pouring rain (3rd day straight) there.  So we decided not to do Disney that day.  We headed down to Anna Maria Island and checked into our vacation home. 
Monday again called for rain so we headed up to Tampa to pick up Russ from the airport and see what we could find to do there.  It ended up to be a perfect day and after getting Russ we hung out in St Petersburg for the day.
Tuesday we hung out at the house and beach.  After the beach back to the pool for lunch and naps.  Later in the day we went mini-golfing. (Eric's mom's 1st time) We find it hard to go out to eat with Brayden where it takes longer than 15 mins for a meal. The group found a restaurant and I begged Eric to bring Brayden and I back to the house so I could entertain him a little easier.  Eric rented a 8 passenger golf cart so we are all cruising the island in style.  Brayden's car seat straps in the back it's pretty cool!
Wednesday we headed to Disney World the Magic Kingdom.  Russ stayed back at the house he didn't want any part of Disney.  Char and Randy were troopers and helped us with the kids.  It was Magical but also so busy there and the lines for the rides proved way to much for Brayden.  We were able to get on a lot of stuff but still didn't get on a lot of the main attractions due to the 80min wait times.  Chase enjoyed it and we will be back but not until the kids are older and Brayden figures out what patience is. 
Thursday was Char and Randy's last day with us as they moved on to Ft Lauderdale to visit old friends.  We got up early and did the dolphin cruise like we did a couple years ago.  The boat captain found the dolphins right away and we had 4 following us behind the boat and putting on a show for us.  Once again pretty cool!  We also visited a museum that had some manatees since we have never seen one before.  Ugly guys that is for sure. 
Now it's already Friday and perfect weather today.  Sunny and hot 87 and no clouds in site. We did the beach for a couple hours followed by the pool and lunch and naps.  This evening Russ is going to watch the kids so Eric and I can go out to dinner by ourselves.  Dinner at sunset on the beach!!
The next 2 days beach, pool, and hopefully some para sailing and the boys might do some fishing. 
Than we return home late Sunday and back to fall temps and work on Monday.  It's going to be hard after this perfect weather. 

Some photos.  I only uploaded one camera so far so missing a ton from the other one.