Tuesday, July 11, 2006

We're finally home!



Yep, we're back from Orlando. We had a great time and I'm going to share slowly.
We left Saturday and ran into traffic, on the interstate, in a number of places. Going into Mobile, Alabama, and Lake City, Florida and one other spot I don't even recall. It took us about 12 hours to get to Tallahassee, when it should have taken 8. It was one long day.

We drove through Biloxi and Gulfport to see the damage from Katrina. I haven't been through there since the hurricane. It was unreal to see the destruction. We used to vacation there every year when the girls were babies and I had great memories of times there together. It was hard to see it the way it is now, but hopefully hurricanes will stay away for a while and it will be rebuilt.

We took the kids for a short walk on the beach. John didn't remember the beach in Galveston last year, so this was all new to him. It took him a little while to enjoy the tide coming in and covering his little chunky toes, but he came around.

More tomorrow . .

12 comments:

MarkD60 said...

I missed you guys sooooo much! Welcome Home! (Did you stick to your budget?)

chesneygirl said...

Welcome back! I missed ya girl!! :)

It sounds like tons of fun so far (except for the TWELVE hour car ride...ugh!)

It took Adam a little while to come around to the sand and tide too when we were in Mrytle Beach.

Glad y'all had a great time!! Can't wait to see and hear the rest! :)

Jamie said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to hear more about your vacation.

martie said...

Welcome home! Glad you had a good time and a safe trip. Looking forward to hearing more about your vacation!

speckledpup said...

glad you're back
can't wait to hear it/see it all.

The Pup.

Lisa M. said...

Welcome home. The pictures are just beautiful.

Can't wait to hear more.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Send some of all the fun at Universal, whydoncha?

Greta said...

glad you had a great time....don't come back to biloxi withut looking me up.....lol

Drywall Mom said...

I miss Florida, I want to go back. I'm glad you had alot of fun.

Heidi said...

What beautiful beach photos! Glad you had a great time!

Erin said...

Welcome back! Ok, I am off to read the rest =)

Anonymous said...

Hey,
We had such a good time with you guys. The girls are getting so big and John is precious. I'm still doing the hornets cheer. Burrrrr, it's cold in here......
Take care,
Emily