Our plan was to leave around 2-3pm on Wednesday March 22nd, BUT the motor home had different ideas. First Dan was still hanging on to a nasty barky cough even after a round of antibiotics so the day we were leaving he went into to see the Doctor again. They put him on an inhaler and a different family of antibiotics, fun times!
When we were to fill the RV with water we found out the water pump didn't work, so off to find a water pump that would work. We didn't find the correct pump but we did find one that would work, it was just alil bigger. Once the RV was filled with water 3hrs late we were on the road heading to the sunshine state.
Awe ~ shhhhhh
I was wondering if we were going to actually see the sunshine state......Welcome to Florida!!
With a beautiful view of the channel from the back window of our RV
How the Wheelchair lift works in the RV
The inside of the RV
How we shower Danny in the RV
The cabin the girls and Ms Emma stayed in while at the campground
Alil Mimosa by the pool :)
From what the locals were telling me this is a Northern Squeak Owl.....must be lost to be in southern FL
The luck of the G-Tube ~ NOT
After having a brand new G tube in for about 3 weeks (usually they are replace without defect every 3 months) Danny's tube's balloon (what holds the tube in his stomach) popped. We put in our spare that was a size down and within 12 hrs that one too ...... POPPED!!
We taped the tube in so it wouldn't fall out which would lead to the hole closing
By some luck one of my very good FB friends had a spare gtube in the exact same size I needed. BUT she lives in Seattle....we are in FL. SO she had it shipped priority to us at the campgrounds and 2 days later....We had a new tube. Thankfully the tube didn't cause us any more grief the rest of the vacation
On Saturday we went to John's Pass boardwalk
Me and my handsome Lil Man
What beautiful sunsets
Rum Punch was SOOOO Yummy!!
We were told this was John Travolta's summer home
Tom Cruise's summer home
Very cool sandbar
Winter get some PT to help her spine
Can't keep the girls away from the water ~ "text me when the food is at the table"
Toes in the sand
Bright and early Tuesday we were at the pier at 8:30am so the girls could go Parasailing. Danny and Ms Emma hung back at the camp site for the morning.
So Much FUN!! What great memories between friends
Dan reads A LOT when on vacation.
Wednesday we hit Tampa and went to Busch Gardens
Of course they would be in the first seat
We are loaded and ready for the Serengeti Safari into the animals enclosure
We hand fed Giraffe's ~ it was amazing!
It was pretty hot and after being out in the sun on the back of the truck feeding the giraffe's, we decided to go into the restaurant for a wonderful meal and some time to cool off in the air conditioning.
Oh and the frozen drink was Yummy too
After lunch we got on the train that toured the park
Well we know the sunscreen works.....Ms Emma rubbed sunscreen on Danny and then must have touched her shoulders
Whose the biggest kid?
All good things must come to an end....I just wished it would have lasted about 45 minutes more. The last 30 minutes before the park was to close we entered an interactive show, BUT Danny got overwhelmed and the heat got to him. He started to wretch and over heat = HOT MESS. Ms Emma, Danny and Mom didn't make the show as we tended to Danny while the rest of them stayed to watch.
When making meds these two girls became our go to med crushers
On Thursday we took an easy day = pool time, the girls rented out a kayak from the campground, and we got everything settled to get ready to leave back to WI on Friday. We did get out for dinner and went to Pinchers back in Tampa. We did learn that once on the island we should stay on the island as the 25 min trip took us 1 hr 45 min....good thing the food was GREAT!
On the trip I received some devastating news....a very good FB friend of mine Joan's daughter Hannah who was 21 yrs old had passed away very suddenly. Fly HIGH sweet Hannah, know you will be missed deeply!
Friday we were back on the road....once again the weather was great for traveling. The few drops of rain fell while we were sleeping Friday morning but it cleared before we needed to load up. The traffic on the trip back home was CRAZY. Amazingly we didn't get delayed in Atlanta as the day before we left I85 bridge collapsed due to a fire and Atlanta usually a drag to get through in general but the traffic gods were in our favor. We did get stuck on that BIG bridge getting off the island, it would normally take approx 1.5 hrs but 5 hrs later we were on our way and Nashville wasn't that kind this trip to us either.
I hope you enjoyed our Spring Break! If you can believe these photos are just the touch of what I have, heehee.
Have a wonderful Easter! Thanks for stopping by to check on us...and I hope this finds you well.