Well the whole crew hit the road National Lampoon's style and headed toward the Mouse House. I made the executive decision to leave after the 7PM feeding in hopes of a quiet trip to Orlando. A tight space with sleeping babies equals a happy Chris. Unfortunately I forgot to factor in the fact that I worked a full day and would be tired driving at midnight. Long gone are the days of endless college road trips and no sleep. Hell after 10PM my body starts to shut down. Next thing you know you will see me waiting outside of the Village Inn waiting to get my early bird special.
Back to the trip. Hauling Rian and her luggage, three babies who are related to Rian (ie. see amount of luggage), and a dog (who hates to ride in the car no less), is quite a task. We invested in one of those roof top carriers from Sears, you know the X-Cargo (they no longer have the snail on them though). After taking a while to put the rack on the roof (it actually does help to read directions) I had to figure the best way to load it. This meant putting things up there that I could live without in case it flew off the roof on I-75. After loading that, putting the stroller in, load the kids, get the dog, and fit the rest of our belonging in the car, we hit the road.
Four and a half hours later (and many glimpses to see if the roof top carrier was still there) we pulled into Grandma Kate's driveway to drop the dog off.
No crying, just one exhausted driver. We had a great weekend in Orlando, we hit up Baby's R' Us, and the outlets. Rian and I also had an amazing meal at The Ravenous Pig (courtesy of Grandma Kate) on Saturday. Sunday we hit Dexter's for brunch and then had a relaxing day. Monday was another relaxing day until I watched that craptastic FSU-Miami game.
Tuesday we loaded the Critters up and headed to Disney to see Grandma Kate before we dropped Rian off at her conference. We headed to Old Key West to eat at Olivia's. We had a great meal in a private room. All of Grandma Kate's cast members were able to see the Critters.
After that we headed a little further west on I-4 to drop Rian off at her conference. The Critters and I headed back to Grandma Barbara's to rest.
Wednesday-Friday the Critters and I got to hang out all day. We headed over to Grandma Barbara's work and also hit Park Ave. with Grandma Kate for lunch at 310 Park South. Can go to Orlando and not have the club sandwich there.
Saturday was another relaxing day. Rian and I had another date night courtesy of Don. We hit up Palma Maria's. It was a great meal. I can also say that I am glad that I didn't watch the FSU game, although it was comical to me that we were losing to Jacksonville State in the fourth quarter.
Sunday we loaded up the Jeep and headed back to the TLH. Another uneventful drive, this time however it was during daylight hours. Once again the Critters were great in the car. Hopefully it will stay that way.
I will post pictures as soon as I get them off the camera.