1. When talking to Sarah about her favourite part of the trip, over and over, she mentions the hotel phones. On our vacation, as soon as we got to a new hotel, she would run to check out the phones. All telephones met with her approval. We would quickly unplug the phone and then she would make "calls" to let friends and family know where she was and what she was up to. To be honest, I was hoping for something a little more when it came to her favourites on the trip.
2. Jack proved to be a difficult interview subject, but from what I could garner, he loved running down hotel hallways. His little arms and torso would often be moving more quickly than his legs and he was quite a picture with his wide grin, open mouth and quick moving limbs.
3. Judging by how quickly Jack rejected his crib once we returned from our trip, I can also infer that he really enjoyed sleeping in hotel beds and loved sleeping with his head in mommy's arm pit. It would not be my first choice for a place to sleep, but it seems to work for him even a week after the trip.
4. Adam loved the dune buggy tour of the sand dunes in Florence. Sarah enjoyed the first half of the tour and as mentioned in a previous blog, promptly fell asleep with her head buried in Daddy's fleecy jacket.
|The big kids after the dune buggy tour. Sarah bright and chipper after her nap.|
6. The beach at Seaside. Miles and miles of beach, waves big and small crashing against the shore and the mountains in the background made it a not too shabby place for a picnic. We all know how I feel about picnics.
7. The treats at Seaside. There are a lot of candy and treat stores in Seaside. There are chocolate dipped twinkies, deep fried chocolate bars, fudge, chocolate dipped marshmallows and every kind of candy you can think imagine. There was even chocolate dipped bacon. Of course don't forget the salt water taffy. I was in heaven. Sarah loves ice cream with sprinkles so she was also a very happy girl.
8. The train and hand pedal operated cars at Seaside. On our way to dinner the first night we spotted the train and cars, but by the time we finished dinner, it was closed for the night. It was all the kids talked about until the next evening when we made our way back. I think all the kids thought it was worth the wait.
9. Story time at Great Wolf Lodge. After a long day at the water park, it is fun to get cozy in pajamas and head down to the lobby for a story. I could tell that Jack was enjoying himself when he dipped his hand into someone's popcorn bag and it was no one that we knew.
10. One of the best things about this road trip was the chance to spend time with our family exploring new places and sharing laughter and good times with friends. Travelling with kids can be tiring, but in the end it is so worth it.