Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Going on Holiday to Florida - March 23, 2011
The big day that we have been saving for, for over a year, is FINALLY here! YEAH!!! We are headed to Florida for our first ever, family vacation! The alarm clock was set for 3:15am. YIKES! Short night for all, but amazingly enough I was ready and awake by 3:30! The kids were easy to wake and were bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready for our big adventure! Emma is all smiles and ready to go! We had called a cab to come from Winnipeg to pick us up at 4am so we could be at the airport on time. Because it's an international flight, we were supposed to be there early.
Two excited kiddos who are ready for some warmer weather! I didn't want to pack too much stuff that we wouldn't need, so lighter jackets with their down vests were perfect. Keens were the shoes of choice.
The excitement is a little less at this point. The cab is late, Scott is pacing and the kids have lost their zeal.
Time to board!! The kids were so excited. This is Gage's 2nd time to fly, but the first for him to remember. This is Emma's first time ever to board a big plane.
All smiles as we wait for the plane to fill up with passengers. Emma already has her travel journal out and is writing down each thought in her mind.
Gage is all smiles as we wait for more passengers to board. He can hardly contain all of his excitement!
She had such a cute journal entry that I wanted to share it. "We are at the airport I got a fruitcup at the deli! No body smiles just lik the border. Now we are in the plain. I am so EXITED!! We have not taken off yet but do you now how exiting this is! I think we are going to take of any second now!!! Its going to be so exiteding!!!!! I got the window seat! the captan was just talking to us he said no elektronecs! We are going to take off in like 1 min. I'm panicing its so cool!! We are so high in the sky cars look like not evan a ant smaller I though it would be scary but its not my ears are poping like crasy! and peices of land look like a picher make of squares It is so cool we are so high up in the air. I can't evan see the cars they are so tiny the drink cart is coming please stand by..............We are landing in 10, 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and 0 this is fast!! The captan is going to chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat We are heading to Disney And its a little past lunch time so we might get to go to look for seashells! I just notest that there is a T.V. in the plane Amasing!!!!!"
We luckily were able to get 4 seats together in the plane and didn't have to ask people to switch with us.
We had some arguing going on over seating assignments this leg. We were all four in aisle seats right together. After doing some trading around, Emma, Gage and Scott ended up in a row of seats together and I was the lucky one to get a nice, quiet and peaceful leg into Memphis! I bought a book called "Heaven is for Real" so I was excited to get some uninterrupted time to read!
We arrived in Orlando around supper time. We got a rental car and were able to choose the one we wanted. Scott picked out a Ford Fusion. Emma was excited that she had a window that actually rolls down!