Tuesday, January 31
We were supposed to leave Winnipeg around noon and get to Fort Myers, FL by 7:30pm (with one stop in Minneapolis), but due to an unexpected change in plans, we ended up leaving around 2:30pm and then went to Minneapolis, Atlanta, and then finally got into Fort Myers around 11:30pm. It was a long day, especially since we then had to drive an hour and 15 minutes to get to the house my parents had rented in Rotonda, FL. However, like I said in my previous post, I think the kids actually did better with the 3 flights, since none of them were too long. And by the last flight, they both fell asleep before take off! I think Annika stayed awake on the drive to the house, but I'm not sure because I fell asleep then.
|Fort Myers airport|
Nothing planned for this day - just being lazy and getting settled in. We went shopping at Walmart in the morning and swimming in the afternoon.
Thursday, February 2
We went to Denny's for breakfast (Emmett flirted with all the old ladies), and then did a little shopping. Swimming in the afternoon, and by 3:00pm Carey, my dad and I left for Tampa, to go see the Winnipeg Jets play the Tampa Bay Lightning (my mom stayed home with the kids). It was a fun game to be at, because even though we were the away team, there were so many people there cheering for the Jets (all the snowbirds!). This was my first Jets game, and they even won. We got back home around midnight.
|I bought this shirt just for going to the game|
|Lots of Jets fans with signs during the warm up skate|
Friday, February 3
Another lazy day. Since our vacation was a week and a half, we had the luxury of alternating between lazy, "at-home" days and busier, "outing" days. I like to have a balance of the two, and I think it's also good for the kids (so they don't get overwhelmed with too much activity, or bored with too little activity). We went to the local park in the morning, and swimming in the afternoon. For supper we went to the Cracker Barrel restaurant (a tradition of ours). However, Annika wasn't feeling great after supper, so we didn't take too much time afterwards to look around in the gift shop.
|Being brave and trying something new :)|
|The Cracker Barrel brain-teaser game - always lots of fun!|