We’re leaving tomorrow for Florida. It will be me, two family friends and my four kids, packed in our minivan. It should be a wonderful trip but I imagine there will be more than a few moments that will age me a few years.
I’m going to desperately miss Daryl, and I so wish he could come. His legs cause him considerable pain and that long in the van would be torture, but at the last minute on Monday he decided he was game to come along anyway. He’s never seen the ocean, much less Florida or the South, so we were really excited at the thought of sharing that with him. It would mean taking two vehicles though and the others we’re traveling with absolutely don’t want to do that, so it’s not to be. Maybe someday…
We have a pretty laid back trip planned — no Disney, only one day at the Harry Potter park for the girls with our friends, and most of our time spent at the beach, parks and Val’s parents’ home. I just want to find some shells, get some vitamin D, see some cool stuff and experience the ocean as much as possible. I miss it so much in landlocked Minnesota!
Okay, and I hope to sneak in educational opportunities left and right too. 😉
See you soon!