Monday, July 24, 2017

Vacation, Day 13

It was so nice splitting our long travel day home into 2 days. We have never done that before. But, it made such an easier day yesterday.

We got up and the kids had time to play in the hotel pool.  



The drive to Seattle was uneventful, which is perfect. It's so overcast there all the time. It's beautiful, but I know I thrive on sunshine. This would get to me if 11 months a year were like this.


Traveling is usually pretty smooth sailing for us, but yesterday was like error after error. Luckily most were quickly remedied.  But, we left the hotel and Noah forgot the little worry doll under his pillow that Aunt Paula got him. Luckily, we weren't even out of the parking lot. 

Then, we get to the rental car place and we are about to go up the escalator and David can't find his cell phone. He goes back. We wait. He comes back empty handed. I go back. He comes back too. And we start combing the van. Then, we found it. He stood in the trunk and leaned over the backseat to check to make sure the boys didn't forget anything and it fell out of his shirt pocket. It was black and the seats are black, so it blended perfectly.

Then, we get through security. I forgot to take the laptop out, so my bag has to be searched. Then, we are about to walk away and David notices our black bag is missing. It's still sitting at security waiting to be searched. Ugh.

Then, since I'm learning the whole credit card miles and points thing, we had free access to an airport lounge. Which is fabulous, but it was about a 15 minute walk from out gate. But, once we got there, it was so nice. Free food, free coffee, free beer and liquor (not that we had any of that), but it was great. Noah is waiting for his hot cocoa.

The plan landed on time and we literally missed this storm by maybe 30 minutes. Had it been closer, we wouldn't be able to land, and we'd be circling the airport. 

This is how the sky looks with a dust storm coming.

We made it home at 9 and I made spaghetti. The kids were so hungry. Our vacation was so nice, but it's always nice to come home.

A huge thanks to my Dad and Suzy and Uncle Terry, Aunt Paula and Amy for hosting us every year. We feel so lucky to have this trip and make so many wonderful memories every year.  A huge thanks for watching our pets and home. Rocko goes insane during monsoon storms, and this year, we've been hit big time. My poor Mom had to deal with his craziness. And Dakri and Ryan rescued crazy dog on the last day so he wouldn't tear up our house. We are so grateful to all of you.

Now....where to go for Fall Break?  :)


6 comments:

Linda said...

Glad you enjoyed a wonderful time away and returned home safely. ♥♥♥♥♥

Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

Your trip looked like so much fun! Loved all the pics and reading about your adventures every day! Happy you're home safe! Love to all!����❤️��
Love,
Pam

Anonymous said...

I don't know what i was doing for the last few posts. I was checking (constantly) to know where you were and what was happening but I guess my relief at knowing all was well kept me from making comments. Anyway so glad to know you were all back at home safe and sound even though there were a few quickly remedied hick ups along the way. It did seem like a wonderful get away and opportunity to spend time with family. I am glad your kids are getting to build their memories with these fun adventures. And most of all a special thanks to you for not only taking the time each day to help secure those memories with your blogs for the kids to look back on years from now but also for keeping all those grandparents out there informed on a daily basis. THANK YOU!
Love,
G

Anonymous said...

Gina, I just want to say what a teriffic, amazing, awesome wonderful, job that you present to all of us, your family n friends..your blog is a reflection of writing n photo talents..ur Smart n ur Beautiful..n we all enjoy ur families Tip-Toe through the Tulips journeys..keep it up sweetheart ..we love it n I Love You.what a fantastic Family.you have..my love n Hugs Mom/Granny :)

Anonymous said...

Gina, I just want to say what a teriffic, amazing, awesome wonderful, job that you present to all of us, your family n friends..your blog is a reflection of writing n photo talents..ur Smart n ur Beautiful..n we all enjoy ur families Tip-Toe through the Tulips journeys..keep it up sweetheart ..we love it n I Love You.what a fantastic Family.you have..my love n Hugs Mom/Granny :)

Paula Kelley said...

You are all so welcome at any time. You are an amazingly tight family that shows each other much love and respect. Glad you are all home safe and your little glitches remained little glitches. Thanks for keeping us young and letting me pretend that I'm Grandma❤ Love you all to bits😍