Tuesday, May 15, 2007

(not so) Wordless Wednesday 5/16/07 Day 7 spring Vacation.

Today's Wordless Wednesday post is Not going to be so wordless. I have been working alot trying to get all our spring vacation photos up and ready to view and I only have this one and one more day left.. Seems like I have been doing these forever now. When we planned our spring vacation It was going to be a 5 day trip. 2 nights in TN and then 3 in Florida at the beach.. Well since it was so cold and snowing here at home we left a day earlier and spent 3 night in TN and still planned our 3 nights in Florida.. So Day 7 Was the day we packed up the van checked out of the hotel and headed home.. We got up Earlier this morning so we could watch the dolphins jumping, something we found out they did early every morning and we had the perfect seats right out on our balcony.
The picture below is of one of the dolphins out in the ocean just happily playing with about 5 or 6 other dolphins this morning.

Like I mentioned this was the day we were heading home. After packing and getting dressed we went down and had one last breakfast and then loaded up the van, buckled the kids into it and at 11am was on the road headed home. We got about 10 minutes down the road and DH turned the van around.. I asked what he was doing, and he said it was just too nice to go home. Wednesday was the only day in Florida that we had sun and here it was on Thursday at 11am and already 80 degrees and sun shining bright. So we went back to the beach found a not so expensive hotel with nice rooms right on the ocean again and unloaded the van and spent one more day on the beach..
This picture below is the view from our new hotel balcony.
The hotel was really nice it had 3 outdoor pools, a wooden deck picnic area, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, grassy areas like you see in this shot and gas grills for cooking out, all free for there guest.. and the room had a full kitchen with not only the stove top but the oven also.. our 1st Florida hotel we left that day had a mini kitchen also but didn't have an over, just the range. ONLY!!!!!!!!!!! it wasn't as new and as nicely decorated, and the room itself was alot smaller.. It was good for one night but there is no way, we, as a family of six could have stay a whole week in a room so little. If I was going to make a perfect hotel I would take the room of our 1st one and the nice continental breakfast room, and all the land and activity and the beach of the 2nd hotel.. and you would have my dream hotel.After unloading again and eating lunch we went out and spent most the day on the beach again.. ONLY this day we all wore shirts due to getting burnt the day before. The above shot is Sweet Pea running in the waves. The two below are of me and Princess on the boards waiting for a good wave so we could ride them in. OH my did we see some nice size waves this day, it was so much fun even if I did look like some old women trying to be young LOL. The shot below me and Princess is of Little Man doing what he does best.. running and running and running LOL.. In this shot you can't see him, but Little Man was running away from daddy and LOL as he did it.. Daddies turn to chase after him ;)In the next few pictures you will find Mr Man, Sweet Pea and Princess building a drip sand castle ON TOP of Mr Man's lap. They ended up building it so high that it got so heavy it was hurting Mr Man's legs. This next one is of Little Man still on the go, this time he was chasing the sea gulls. Chasing birds was one of his favorite pass times of this trip. This last shot was around one of the hotels pools that night.. The kids brought this little guy to me saying can we keep him.. UMMMMMMMMM NOOOOOOO... but they did have alot of fun trying to caught him LOL..That night we went to bed around 11pm and we packed all our stuff and had it loaded in the van except the few items we would need in the morning.. and we left for home at 4am the next day.. Maybe tomorrow I'll write about our trip back home.. but that was the end of my Florida photos.

If you are just joining the adventures of our spring vacation you can get all caught up by clicking on the day you missed.
Day #1 , Day #2, Day#3(1) Day#3(2) Day #3(3) Day #4, Day #5, Day #6.

and if you would like to view all the photos I took on 4/12/07 day #7 you can here

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone..

For more Wordless Wednesday photos, click here or check out 5 minutes for mom

17 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

wonderful vacation photos!! Happy WW!

Lynne said...

Ok...I'm ready to go! Great photos. Looks like you had a great time!

Happy WW!

anyhowblogs said...

Looks like you really enjoyed yourself. Great photos.

Melanie said...

Oh how I need a vacation! I love the pictures. Looks like everyone had such a good time.

Karen said...

That is SO COOL that your husband turned the car around and ya'll decided to spend one more day down there. That is what vacations are all about - having fun and doing spur of the moment things!!

Write From Karen
http://take2max.com/blog/?p=1753

crissybug said...

You guys really had a ton of fun. Can I come next time!?

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a lovely time! It would be so fun to see dolphins from your window!

Barbara H. ! Stray Thoughts

Elizabeth said...

What fun! Everyone looks blissful! Hope the feeling continues! (Thank you for visiting my blog this morning.)

Melody said...

I now have serious beach fever. Watching the dolphins is so relaxing, isn't it? Wonderful times and photos.

annie said...

What beautiful pictures!

it's me, Val said...

Great pictures!

Midlife Mom said...

I am so impressed with your hubby for making that decision and taking another day for the beach! Life is short and uncertain so we need to grasp all the precious times with our families when we can. What a great memory for your kids too, they won't forget 'the day Dad turned the van around and we got another great day at the beach!'

Sherry said...

Looks like a great trip. That must have been quite a change from snow to beach!

FRIGGA said...

Looks like a great vacation!
Happy WW - mines up at http://www.anyapples.blogspot.com/

Comedy + said...

Wow, what a fun vacation. I liked it when you turned around and got another hotel to spend another day in the sun. Great shots and thanks for sharing. Happy WW.

Sue said...

My favorite is the one of your son walking amongst the seagulls. Beautiful shot!

AnnaLiza said...

i loove your photos! i love the atlantic ocean!!