Friday, January 11, 2008

The Drive to Orlando

We started at 6:00 in the morning. The kids had their PJ's on, a pillow, blankie, and (of course) hot chocolate. Our kids are addicted to hot chocolate in the morning like most people are addicted to coffee. They are excited to go. We are excited to go. After loading up and traveling approximately 1.6 miles, we stopped at a gas station to fill up. As we slowed down, Catherine perked up and said, "Are we out of Texas?"

It was going to be a long, long drive!

Here we are 2 1/2 hours into the drive. We are all still smiling. Everyone is enjoying the new coloring books, the activities and the beautiful scenery.
Oh, and did I mention, how much we love watching DVD's. Just look at Madelyn, watching a movie and coloring. Eventually. . .
She fell asleep. . . but thenWelcome to Louisiana! Home to the worst drivers (as evidenced by the 5 car accidents we came upon). We got to sit in a lot of traffic in Louisiana . . . and that doesn't exactly endear a place to you. And then . . .It started raining and raining. Let's just say Louisiana was not our favorite state. Who is sick of the rain and traffic???"I am" Adam says as he raises his hand!Soon enough the storm stopped, we left Louisiana, Passed through Alabama, Passed through Mississippi, and as we entered Florida we were even graced with this faint Rainbow. . . (Look hard, you'll see it). We took that as a sign our trip would be great!Hey look kids! There is a sign! Disney world this way! We're almost there!
Kids? Kids? Now they're asleep!
But with this sign ahead, they all woke up.

Doesn't Adam look excited?



great week-end

rangersRus said...

Too cute!! that looks like a super fun trip!:)

Sonia said...

Okay Jamie, I got your blog address from Kristins link...and can I just say, YOU ROCK!!! Your blogs are so funny and the pictures are too cute!!! Now if you would just post some recipes for those of use who are always asking for them, lol!!! I'm bookmarking you right now!!! BTW, I'm totally bummed I missed the contest. Hopefully you'll get more money from ads soon, that way you can have another and I can enter!!!!

The Sorensen Bunch said...

You are so mart to take pictures of the trip in the car-what would a family vacation be without THE CAR and driving!