Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Momcation!

A couple months ago I headed to Florida for a very enjoyable mini mommy vacation. I have a great husband for staying home with our 3 youngest kids and giving me this much needed and very appreciated break from the norm. I took Adrian with me and visited my in-law's for a couple days at their snow bird home in "the Nell" FL and left Adrian to do some bonding while I headed to Tampa to visit my great college BFF Jen and her family. Then we packed our bags and headed to St. Pete beach for a girls weekend getaway. We laughed and talked and laughed some more... laughing until we cried and we were so engulfed in reminiscing and girl talk that we wound up driving 2+ hours out of our way and then ran out of gas. No really we did! It was as if we were in college all over again. Great times! A tad embarrassing at this age, but eventful and memorable :) It's special how some friends are more like sister's and no matter how far away or how much time has past since the last visit, you always pick up right where you left off.

We met up with old friends one night and ran into Bill Clinton? looks like him sorta? yah?? no?

I think I might be too old to hang out at a place called the "Freaki Tiki"?!?! However, it was fun and they played lots of old school back flash music from college and it was great to see old friends!

We finally made it to our hotel and the beach.

Our home away from home.

The hotel patio off of our room.

Our toes in the sand and a fruity cocktail in our hand!

A crazy fog storm rolled in out of nowhere.
(that's a very confident or insane paddle boarder braving the elements)

Saying goodbye to the Blosser Boys & Trevor, Jen and my in-laws was very hard. Often times I miss Florida and our FL friends. But not the uber high humidity and the bugs tho :) and new found sink holes. Oh no way!


Back in the "Nell"

Adrian was having so much fun with his grandparents. Adrian loves to play dress-up and these are the only duds that Grandma Honey had at her place :) He cracks us up. I can't believe he was posing like this!

Adrian met a little girlfriend at Weeki Wachee with grandma.

Bushnell is really out in the sticks. Way out! Not exactly what you think of when you imagine Florida. But... very peaceful and serene. It's a great atmosphere for some snowbirds to chill out for the winter. If you want quiet and laid back, this is your place.

Having hot tea and dinner at the airport.

Sending dad some airport bathroom shots :) 

Adrian love, loved the airplane and can't wait to ride on one again. It was so nice being able to enjoy this one on one time with him. He was a fantastic travel partner and he made lots of friends in all of the airport lines.


Meanwhile this is what was going on in CO when Adrian and I were away. John did a fantastic job with our three youngest boys for almost a whole week!

Adrian and I missed a big snow storm. 

And the boys even got baths. All was good!


Grace said...

Your momcation looked like so much fun. Very cool.

Barbara said...

Your momcation looked like so much fun! What a great trip to share with your oldest. He will have such great memories for sure!