We’re back! Oh my goodness, what a wonderful vacation we had! I have to admit that I was more than a little nervous about taking the kids on their first cruise, but I needn’t have been. They loved it. FatherWinter and I are already discussing doing another one when Honeybee is just a bit older. For this first one for the kids, it was really nice.
The Drive Down
FatherWinter and I decided that it made much more economical sense to drive down to FL for cruise embarkation than it did to fly. Round trip flights for a family of four are not inexpensive. Buying gas for the car and going down just seemed to be a much better option for us.
Our original plan was to leave at 5AM, but some challenges had us leave about 7AM instead. The kids were pretty excited about a new adventure and were all for pre-trip photos before our departure prayer.
After we let, the kids were sleep pretty quick. As was I. FatherWinter took first drive and we slept for about four hours and then stopped for breakfast at the local Shoney’s. This is sort of a tradition for our family. When we do long road trips South, we stop at Shoney’s for a good breakfast buffet. This one didn’t disappoint and after a quick meal, we were on the road again.
Several hours later, we arrived at our hotel and were so excited to just to stand up lol. We grabbed a bit to eat and then met up with FatherWinter’s sister and brother in law and their kids. The older kids went to the pool and played all evening. I went straight to bed with Honeybee. We were exhausted!