Road Trip

We just returned yesterday from our vacation to Florida.  Goodness, I love Florida... the heat, the warm pool, the beach, the parks, the friends and family... it's great!

So on Thursday, we rented a car and got on the road around 1:45pm.  Destination, Miami.  All was going well.  We stopped at the library on the way out of town and got 5 DVD's to help keep Marco entertained.  It worked magical wonders.  I seriously do not know how people survived their kids on road trips prior to portable DVD players.  As soon as Marco started with his usual, "Mama? Mama? Maaaammmmaaaa", I would pop in a movie and we'd have silence for a good hour... well, not complete silence, as we still had to endure the movie music. (It's the Mickey Mouse club house... anyone?  Anyone?).

We stopped once for a stretch where I fed Jonas real quick, once for dinner at Zaksby's, where Marco got to run around a bit, and once to gas up while everyone was sleeping.  We arrived at Mauricio's parent's house by 1:15am.  We made it in 11.5 hours with 3 stops included!  That's record time!

On Friday, we headed over to my dad's house and enjoyed a day by the pool with lots of food and family!  We had a birthday cake for Marco and he got a bunch of clothes... much needed and appreciated.  He loved it when everyone sang "Happy Birthday" for him... his smile was ear to ear, and then he got to blow out the candle several times!  

It was a great day.  The next day we were up bright and early and on the road again for the next part of our trip... stay tuned for more pics and stories! 


D-L said...

They survived without DVD's because the kids didn't have to be strapped in car seats. We played in the back of the station wagon.