I'll go in that order... Florida was a lot of fun, but really exhausting!! We had quite the adventure getting down there. I'll make that part short. We were supposed to fly out of a certain airport, almost had to drive an hour north to a different one, and ended up driving an hour to JFK (after we had arrived at the original airport). I was on a different flight than Marcy and the boys, but we all made it to Orlando within an hour of each other. TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT! We made our way to the Magic Kingdom, where we had about 8 hours to spend. We did all the big things (Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and Space Mountain), along with the little things (Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White, etc.). Monday we went to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Busy, busy day trying to do everything. We had a blast there. I was surprised at some of the things the boys would and wouldn't do. (vague enough?) On Tuesday we went to MGM Studios, and once again had a busy, fun day.
(This photo was on Monday at Universal Studios)
This one's on Tuesday at MGM -- at the end of a loooong day!
Wednesday we woke up early and drove to Ft. Lauderdale, where we stayed with Marcy's sister and brother-in-law. They were pretty much right on the beach, so that was a big bonus! Plus they had a pool -- the boys loved that. We had a surprise birthday party for Marcy on Wednesday night: a Shrek theme. Everyone wore Shrek ears (it cracked me up a little that halfway through the meal all of the adults still had the ears on, and none of the kids did), we had Shrek toys, balloons, and everything! One night we took the boat out to a restaurant, another day we went to Monkey Jungle (where the people are in cages and the monkeys run wild -- seriously!).
On Thursday evening I got together with my cousin Amy and her husband Tom. It was fun catching up with them and hanging out in Ft. Lauderdale. It's a cool city!
Now, for my next topic: my cellphone. I lost it on a roller coaster at Islands of Adventure. :( So I'm going crazy without one. I'm not handling this very well... so if I'm not calling or texting you, that's why.
I am coming home on July 30th: just about 6 weeks from now. It's so crazy that I'll be home so soon. Pretty soon this'll all just be memories -- I'll be coming on here to read about what I did when I was here.
My mind has been in Minnesota most of yesterday and today. My family is there for Josh and Holly's wedding. I'm sad that I'm missing out on it, so I'm hoping to see some pictures!!