Saturday, March 13, 2010

Road Trip 1

We recently had the opportunity to visit friends who are staying on the beach. I thought it would be fun to surprise the kids to a trip to see their friends. I was going to pack the car and just wake them up when it was time to leave and say to grab pillows, that we were going to Florida.

But I soon came to realize that was going to be too hard. So I told them that I had saved some money, and would they like to surprise Eric and kidnap him to a hotel with an indoor pool for a night. They thought that was a great idea. :) So they were surprising Eric, but really we were surprising them.

On Thursday morning we were at Eric's work at 7 when he got off duty. The kids thought I was acting suspiciously, so thought they had figured out the surprise - they thought that we were meeting their grandparents at the hotel with a pool! They were so convinced that Anna said, "I love surprises. But you can never pull one off on us."

Ha! I did it! 13 and a half hours later we were in Florida, just in time to watch the Delta Rocket take off. At least we saw it from a hundred miles away. But we still saw it.

And thus started a week of having a great and relaxing time with friends.

The kids played in a kayak. But it wasn't in the water.

And seashells became currency.

It was a bit cold the first couple days, but they all had fun anyway.

To avoid overload of those family members with dial up (you know who you are... ) I will post more photos in a separate post... stay tuned...

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  1. Wonderful photos! You are becoming one with your DSLR my dear!

  2. Carri,
    What great pics and I am so glad you had a great time! We loved going to the beach often when we lived in Orlando when Bethany was a baby...we would go right by were Greg works...great times!

  3. What a great time and a great surprise.

    The pictures are wonderful, too.

  4. Oh, how I wish I could just take a trip to the beach after seeing your photos...fantastic!

    Seashells became currency...LOVE that!