Continuing with our vacation, Sunday we drove back to Lookout Mountain to spend the night, and Monday we drove home to Florida. Over 20 hours in 2 days. Can you say 'YUCK?'
Tuesday was a day of rest. A day of laundry and doing not mucha nothing.
Now in the meantime, David's sister, her husband and 4 kids were at a hotel near Disney. She had a gymnastics competition at Disney's Wide World of Sports. I think they were done by Tuesday. We made plans to meet them at their hotel on Wednesday morning, after they packed their car and checked out of the hotel. The 6 of them and 4 of us then headed to Magic Kingdom. For her kids, it was the first time they were in the Magic Kingdom.
We got to the park around 9:45 a.m. David had to work that night, so we 4 left around 2:30 p.m. David's sister & family? They stayed until after midnight! I was just tired thinking about it. They only had one-day passes and wanted to do as much as they could. Since the park was open until midnight, they stayed until about 12:50 a.m. and then drove to our house.
BTW, people. We live over an hour away from the parks now. Depending on which park you go to, we live between 1 hour and 10 minutes and 1 hour and thirty minutes away. We tell people this because although we live in Central Florida, we are no longer that close to Disney.
Thursday, the house was full of kids, David included (below playing with Ethan).
We vegged and then decided to go to New Smyrna Beach. Some of her kids had never been to the beach on an ocean, so we drove out with picnic lunches. David stayed home as he again had to work....and he's mister pasty white guy who turns pink.
Surprisingly, the beach was not crowded. This is the 3rd of July now, and it was fine. I did not bring my camera because I did not want all that fine sand damaging it, so no pictures (unless Jennifer wants to send me some from her camera).
[Confession: I live in Florida....and I don't like the beach. True, crazy I know. I would much rather be in a pool than at the beach. I went because Jake was dying to go and I wanted Isabel to hang out with her cousins. They both had so much fun. I just can't stand the mess afterwards. I'm a bit of a neat freak (read: anal retentive at times). Having sand in my car, in my house drives me fruit. I have not been to the beach in years. Well, except when I went, fully dressed, in like November with my in-laws. ]
We came back home Thursday evening, had dinner that I cooked and watched a DVD. David went to work. :( Yes, on July 4th he had to work.