Jan 25, 2009
The Ending to the Most Fabulous Vacation Ever
After several rainy days, the sun finally peaked through. I decided to seize the opportunity and get a picture of the kids on the deck.
Minor problem...the wind. It was absurd!!!
And I'm absurd for trying to get a normal picture in this kind of ridiculous wind!
Shortly after we were on deck, they closed it off because of the wind. Come to think of it, they may have closed it off because of us...
One of the musical groups on the ship was "Greater Vision." I think this is Dad's favorite southern gospel group. They sang a song one night that just brought tears to my eyes. It was called, "It Pays to Pray." -just a powerful, beautiful song.
The last day on the boat, I saw them standing in the lobby area, so I marched myself right on over to get a picture. I asked them if I could take their picture. One of them said, "get in, we'll have someone take the picture for you." I was so pleased and said, "Now, I'm going to look popular on my blog."
One of them joked about this being our new quartet.
After our picture, I proudly strutted down the hall to get Dad. I wanted him to meet my back up singers.
When our ship arrived back in Alabama, it was time to say goodbye to all the friends we made over the past week.
Back in the motor home for the 10 hour trip to Dad and Mom's house.
After a few hours on the road, it was time to get out and run.
I found it humorous that this was the spot that the kids chose to stretch their legs.
(Never thought to check their shoes before they climbed back in.)
Many hours of playing Uno can takes its toll on a three year old.
Once we got back to Dad and Mom's, we had two more days of vacation before we had to fly home. We had a fun "girl's only" breakfast with Grammy. Then, we did a little shopping afterwards.
We also hung out by the pool...
Really, I don't think there is anything that can embarrass her. This concerns me.
And so our fabulous vacation has come to an end. How 11 days could fly by so quickly, I don't know. I couldn't help but smile at the sunset God gave us our last night in Florida.
Dad and Mom, thank you again! We have been talking non stop about this wonderful vacation since we've been home. This is a memory that you can never adequately describe in words, but it stays in your heart forever.
We love you and miss you already!!!