Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Family Vacation

This is my first attempt at blogging so bear with me as I work out the bugs and spelling errors.

Since moving back to Georgia we have been unable to go down to Florida and visit family. Well this christmas the stars aligned and it was a done deal. We got up bright and early christmas morning, opened up presents, had us a good breakfast and headed down to sunny Florida.

Yes you read it right we left christmas morning. You would think that on christmas morning that there wouldnt be alot of people on the road but you would be wrong. I was surprised to see so many cars on the road. We havent made the trip down to Miami in 6 years. It is only a 6-7 hr drive. It would usually take us around 10 because of the kids being so little they didnt travel well in the daytime so we had to resort to driving at night. It still took us around 8 hours to get there. Well this time we did it in 7hrs. and that was with a hour for dinner and a potty break. And it was during the day time too boot. I told Greg that everything look so different in the daylight. We had a wonderful 10 days down in Miami, the weather was beautiful and the company was great. We were even able to see Greg's brother and Sister in Law who have moved to Texas. So the whole family was there and both Mom and Dad were just besides themselves to have all the kids and grandkids all in the same house. Thank goodness that they have a big house, with their 4 children and their spouses and 10 of the 12 grandkids it was a house full.

My sister in Law Kim lives down in the Keys so we had to take a couple of days and go down to see some of the sites. We took the kids to feed the tarpin.

It was very hard to get a good picture of the tarpin because of those dang Pelicans. The kids had a great time feeding the tarpin crabs and fish. Those tarpin are huge, I know it is hard to tell but the one at the top of the page is around 4 to 5 ft. long.

In this picture you can both the Atlantic on the left and the Gulf of Mexico on the right. The water is so green and pretty.

This is the whole reason I had to go to the Keys in the first place. I just love this windchime. It isn't too loud and it is so pretty. They had them in oranges and blues. I just think they are too cool. We also took time out to go to the Metro Zoo. It has taken a bit of time for them to get the Zoo back up to par since Hurricane Andrew totally demolished it back in 1992. But they have done a great job in getting it back up and running. They just opened the Amazon section of the park in December. That is one of the reasons we went to check it out.

I took this picture of the flamingos for my good friend Jordy, she love the flamingos. I told her that I tried to get one for her but it wouldn't get in the suburban, so this is the best I could do. We had a wonderful time with all the family. We are looking forward to going down this summer to help my MIL to redo her kitchen. That should be some good pictures.


  1. YaY, you got a blog!!!! You know I am so proud of you and can't wait to see what you come up with! WootWootWoot!!!!

  2. And you call yourself Neighbor Debbie!!!! I feel like I've given birth again. LOLOLOL

  3. Looks like a fun trip! Is the zoo very big? What is the comparison to the Jax zoo? I absolutely adore zoos and may have to take my hubby down there to visit! Great pics and I love the wind chime. :)

  4. I love the vaca pics! Makes me have to head to Miami and the keys!

  5. Lishak, I have never been to the Jax Zoo.. I know bad bad mommy. I know it takes all day to get through the whole thing. I wasnt to impressed with the Amazon addition. Most of the animals werent even in their cages. But all in all the kids loved it. And it wasnt to hot.
    I could so live in the Keys if I could afford to. Hopeing one time that we will be able to take advantage of my BIL that owns a fishing Charter down there, and go do some deep sea fishing.