We had a fantastic trip to Florida. Seriously- it was just what we needed.
We left late on Wednesday night (after I taught), but we settled into the drive quite nicely. Nico went to sleep right away and I dozed till Indianopolis, where I took over for Dave, who was quite tired. I got us through to Nashville over night (in terrible rain) and Dave took over. We pulled into Tallahassee late on Thursday to stay the night with G and LJ, (Nico’s good friends from Creative Preschool). I was a little nervous that the boys would be awkward- like suddenly they would think, “Why did we hang out so much together back in the day? You’re lame!”
But my fears were unfounded. In about 45 seconds, they had picked up exactly where they’d left off. Which was fantastic. Nico was a scotch bummed when we left the next day to head down to Ft. Myers Beach, which makes me think that they are still good friends after all.
We got to Ft. Myers Beach around mid afternoon. My mom and dad have a week in a time share on Ft. Myers Beach, at Spring Break, which is why we were that far south. Once we got there, it took us about 20 minutes to get in the pool. Seriously,we swam for probably 2 hours. It was fantastic!!
We ended up doing some shelling on the beach and Granny made us smores (in a kitchen- NBD). Nico even entertained by singing his rendition of “Let it go” (from Frozen- which is just weird… normally he is pretty shy about things like that, with people who are not Dave and me). Saturday morning, we checked out and headed over to Miami to see Dave’s parents and Aunt Rosie.
We didn’t do much there- except hang out and swim. Grandma and Grandpa got Nico a toy heliocopter, which required some playing. I got sunburned at the beach. We went to bed late and slept late. It was really restful. I am so glad that we got to go and the weather was nice.
We left Monday night to head back. Yeah, we ended up driving 4 days in a car, to stay 3, but I really liked the trip- mostly because I like road trips. If we were on vacation, I wouldn’t do much more than I did in the car (read, listen to music, talk with my boys, and eat snacks). The car had XM radio- so we blasted Radio Margaritaville and The Bruce Springsteen channels pretty much the whole way.
I should add, that save the 10 minutes while we were leaving G and L’s house and 10 minutes just outside of Louisville- Nico was an absolute gem. Seriously… I am reluctant to breath mention of it… but we might have turned a corner, which I will talk about more later.