Monday, June 21, 2010

Florida Vacation Day 1 and 2 (The Drive South)

Our trip to Florida marked the first extended journey with all four Hubers in the car at the same time. I was nervous about how a 3-year-old and 6-year-old would behave when confined for 15 hours in the car, but the DVD player and my wonderful wife's expert packing made the trip south an enjoyable one The best thing she packed for the kids was a Frisbee that we would through at rest stops. The best thing she packed for the adults was a list of rest stops so we could get a good idea of when we were going to stop next.

We left after a short workday on Thursday; leaving about 1:30. We made it to Chattanooga without incident. Up the next morning at 4am and on the road by 4:45. We were geared up with the thought of stopping at the Florida Welcome Center to try some yummy Florida Orange Juice. The kids were more impressed with the aisles and aisles of brochures from every beach, hotel, deep-sea fishing charter and historical landmark that Florida had to offer.

Pulling into Orlando at around 3pm, it left plenty of time for the us to catch up with Noel's folks, swim and relax poolside. For the next day, we were to saddle up again and head south to North Palm Shores. It was to be the kids' first ocean adventure.

But, for now, it was pool time.

Daddy and Mallory had a different idea of how to unwind after the car ride.

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