Monday, July 7, 2014

Florida Trip: part one

I'm back! We survived our trip to Florida and made it home in one piece! We had a great time, despite a little tropical storm making it's way through mid-trip. But we had some gorgeously sunny days, too. I posted pictures on Facebook, but felt like doing more of a recap here. So, get ready to be photo bombed!

Saturday started bright and early at 4 am to catch our 6 am flight to Minneapolis. This was Emily's first time on a plane, and I wasn't really sure what to expect. I bought a couple of movies on my Kindle, and loaded the diaper bag with books, string boards, a baby doll, crayons & coloring books, and food. Turns out, she flies like a pro!

Emily was quite content to watch her movies with a snack and her baby. She even fell asleep near the end of our long flight. The flight to Minneapolis is a short 45 minutes, but our flight to Ft. Lauderdale was 3 hours. I was a bit worried that things would go south after to long on the plane, but she did great!

I have to give a quick shout-out to all the Delta employees we dealt with on this trip, and even the TSA agents in security. Everyone was so kind and helpful, and really seemed to want to make things easier for us. We always go to board first, and getting through security was super easy. It was like they saw us coming, thought "oh boy, you've got your hands full!" and let us right through.

We made a quick trip to the beach that night to see the ocean. Emily's first time!

She liked the beach and collecting shells, but she was not too thrilled with the ocean! The next day we ended up going for a real beach trip, bathing suits and all. Emily was willing to get in the water with one of us, but there was no way she was letting go of us. Talk about a death grip! But she mostly stayed on the beach and was content to play with her sand toys.

After a few hours in the hot sun, we walked to Boston's on the Beach for lunch. It just started to rain after we sat down, so we had perfect timing! Emily has got the beach babe thing down pat.

Looking good in my shades!

Monday we went to the zoo, followed by a trip to the "world renowned" Cuban restaurant, Havana. This was Trav's pick, and was so, so good. Definitely made up for trekking around the zoo in the heat and humidity!

They had a splash pad at the zoo, and Emily was totally excited about it. I planned ahead and brought her bathing suit, so we got her changed into it and settled in to let her play. But the second I led her to the little fountains, a bunch of rambunctious boys came by and scared her. That kind of ended the splash pad experience for Miss Emily. Oh well, it was lunch time anyway!

That's all for now, but there's more to follow!

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