Friday, September 3, 2010

The Road to Florida - The Arrival

Our plan had been to find hotels with or near fun, family activities (read: pool) so we could blow off some steam each day after driving five hours and stave off the grumpies. Doesn't every plan look perfect on paper.  In reality, we were so exhausted from our two days of packing and loading that we slept until 9:00 or 10:00 each morning.  A decent stop for lunch and multiple rest room breaks each day meant we didn't arrive at our destination hotel until it was time for dinner. We managed to squeeze in about an hour for swimming (none for me, thank you) before bed.
The grumpies were actually held at bay, but, by the time we stopped for lunch in our new home state the silliness had all but taken over:
That's right, we took a family portrait in Chili's while sporting turquoise finger mustaches.  It was totally Ben's idea. Let's take a closer look:
A few hours later, we drove up to our front door. Emily could not wait to see the inside of our house. She rushed from room to room so excitedly I'm not even sure how she was able to take it all in. I take that back.  There was one feature of the house that can keep her captivated for hours:
When we finally get her to dry off we can start making this house a home.

1 comment:

botanical brouhaha said...

Ya'll have a pool?!! I'm so jealous! Can't wait to see how you decorate the house...