Pops & Nana know how to do road trips. They rented a minivan. We drove to Orlando and stayed overnight at a hotel, so spread out over two days in a roomy van with the bells and the whistles, 14 hours was easy peasy.
The kids did great on the drive. They really kept it together.
Wish I could say the same for their mother.
I picked up a little souvenir at the rest stop and proceeded to walk down the sidewalk from the bathroom to the vending machines like this.
Off to a great start.
We stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch. Mini loves lemonade.
Max ordered his usual (cheeseburger with ketchup and lettuce), french fries with honey mustard, and root beer that he drinks at the end of his meal.
Then we stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts a little bit later for a pick-me-up.
Can you tell I got Mini’s cold? I’m trying so hard to keep my germs to myself.
We got to the hotel by mid-afternoon, just in time to unwind a bit. Max has his own way of unwinding.
We went to Pops & Nana’s room to play a game of Apples to Apples and then went out to eat. Mini was tired and had french fries, which proved to be a rather disastrous combination.
She was sitting on my lap after I finished eating. I was trying to get her to keep eating but she was really sleepy. As she waved one of her french fries around, she poked me in the eye with it.
Let me repeat: I got poked in the eye with a french fry.
Now, normally I would laugh. But I have a history of scratching my cornea easily and that’s exactly what happened on Night One of Vacation.
I haven’t scratched my cornea in over a year but as you might remember, I did this at least a dozen times in the past. It hurts a lot and life pretty much stops until the scratch heals on its own. But I’m religious about using Muro 128 every night and I brought it with me on the trip, thank the Lord. I went to bed at 8:00 last night and took an Advil PM and I tried to rest my eyes as much as possible this morning. By lunch time I could open my eye and the pain was completely gone. SO THANKFUL.
Must have just been hungry for Sonic.
We get a little excited about Sonic!
This afternoon we crossed over the state line into Florida and we arrived at our hotel a few hours later.
Now we’re ready for some Disney fun!