In my attempt to catch up here is a photo journal of what we've done so far. (Photos are unedited, otherwise I'd never get this posted!) Warning: this will be lengthy and still missing a lot of what we've done...
We spent a week visiting family in Connecticut before our journey.
|Isabella did not want to leave...poor kid|
|Just the beginning|
We drove from Connecticut to NYC, swapped out our winter coats for sandals. Here are the kids and the car completely ready to go on Saturday night.
We stopped and spent the night in Hanover, MD and then visited my cousin Tara in Arlington, VA. She was so generous to make us lunch and let our kids run around her bachelorette pad. We loved catching up after so many years.
We stopped in Raleigh, NC and stayed with my good friend (and former roommate) Jamie Person and her family. We had such a great time meeting her kids and playing for two days. It was totally mellow and low key (just what we needed after two days of driving). We hung out at KidVenture one breezy day and the next day played at Marbles Kids Museum (possibly the best children's museum, I loved it...and so did the kids :0))
|Mia, Simon and Mark|
|Using a real saw...at the museum...crazy! And awesome!|
|Mia and Bella|
|The gang at Marbles Kids Museum|
|Jamie and Me!|
Car ride photos
|Honey tasting at Savannah Bee Company|
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (in South Carolina, of course).
St. Augustine Beach
|Fresh Florida strawberries|
|Pleasure Island in Orlando with cousin Jimmy and his family|
Even though our stay at Clearwater Beach was cold we enjoyed the beauty.
After Clearwater we stayed a couple of days in Tampa. Tampa was a great city and I'd love to spend more time there.
|Glazer Children's Museum|
|Manatee Viewing Center near Tampa|
|Zipper Skin tangerine: so sweet and juicy! From Fruitville Grove|
|Siesta Key Beach|
|Rotary Park in Cape Coral|
|Picking wildflowers near our hotel in Cape Coral|
|The hotel lost our reservation and then upgraded us to a 2 bedroom suite on a high floor. We check out today...it's gonna be hard to leave.|