Well, we made it to Florida! After 15+ hours on the road yesterday (nasty roads in Michigan/northern Ohio, then heavy rain in Kentucky) and 6.5 more hours of driving this morning, we arrived at my parents’ house at 1:30.
It’s great to see my folks but Christmas was sort of surreal this year. A LOOONG drive, waking up in a hotel (where Santa had left stockings for the kids), 80+ degree temps, no Christmas tree, swimming outside on Christmas (the kids, not me), walking along the pier, etc. Very strange! Book Boy was very excited about swimming out side on Christmas – he thought that was a very big deal and insisted on going shortly after dinner.
Tomorrow morning we’re all going to the Red Barn, where we’ll stock up on fresh produce. Mom says that strawberries are just coming into season – in December!?! Then we’re taking the kids swimming again (they were both upset that no one else put their suits on today), and after that – who knows?