Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Florida Again

The grand kids had their first airplane experience.  My grandson was excited that he got to go one two different planes in one day--a transfer at JFK.  The flight was without a hitch and we arrived in Venice by noon.

My granddaughter went immediately to bed after we had lunch.  My grandson was in the pool and later we went to the beach at Sharky's and found shells then to the South Jetty to watch dolphins.  We checked on granddaughter a couple of times to make sure that she was still breathing.  Her approach to getting up for 4:30 a.m. was to stay awake all night so I understand her need to catch up on sleep.

Grandson has strict adherence to bedtime--a marvelous side benefit to his mathematical/logical order mind.

Today, we went to Nokomis Beach.  The water is about body temperature.  It was pretty choppy today, so we got bashed around in the waves.  Fun!  After supper--they wanted to go in the pool.  We will all be waterlogged at the end of this adventure.  There was no way I could interest them in building a sand castle.

Tomorrow we plan to go to the aquarium with a stop on the way back at Siesta Key.  It is a very popular beach, on the America's Top Ten kind of thing.  It is not my favorite--for one thing way too crowded, but they will be able to say that they went there.


He had a bandaid on his nose because of a tiny little scratch.  No he has a white bandaid-shaped patch on his face.

There have been a few near melt-downs from over tiredness and a few sibling squabbles.  I bought myself a bottle of wine and have extended my own bedtime so I can relax and enjoy a sip.  I hope they are having fun.


14 comments:

  1. Olga, they may not tell you they are having fun, but they most likely are! How wonderful to be able to share your winter house with your grands for vacation time.

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  2. They are having fun, and Grandma is already exhausted. Right, Olga?

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  3. I love it! Looks like you're all having fun. I'm trying to keep up with my granddaughter's energy level too.

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  4. Travel is stressful for everyone and it brings out the best and the worst, but the memories are precious. I admire your stamina! Watch the tides during this storm even though you are on the other side.

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  5. Gee whiz, I wouldn't think of going to Florida in July ... but I bet the water is beautiful! Have fun w/ your family!

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  6. Looks like you aren't getting any of that tropical storm off the east side of the state. Enjoy the kids and keep that quiet tine as a regular wind down time.
    I remember Siesta Beach when it wasn't so crowded in the late 50's. Great times.

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  7. If granny's tired the kids are having a great time. Enjoy these memory making days!! P.S. your grands are growing up so fast!!!

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  9. What lucky children to have such a fantastic granny. I, too, have a Nanny sippy cup and happy juice to enjoy after a grandie visit. Enjoy your stay.

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  10. What a fun summer adventure! I bet that they return to school telling all of their friends that "Grandma took us to Florida!" Awesome!

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  11. What a fun time with your grandkids! I remember my first plane ride at the age of 21 -- to the island of Maui. I was so thrilled.

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  12. On vacation with the Grands - what could be better (well, bedtime is always good, too). Sounds like you're having lots of watery fun. My husband's family lives near Siesta Beach - white sands. I seem to remember a good ice cream place, too.

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  13. Well it looks like everyone and especially grandma are having a great time. No sand castles! Well maybe that's not cool any more. Oh well go with the flow and keep a cool bottle of wine handy in the fridge to soften those squabbles.

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  14. I'm sure they are having fun. It is great that you are doing this for and with them. If, just in case, they really hate it and don't want to ever go again, call me, I'll go. I won't fight. I'll help out. And, I will even buy my own wine to share with you. ;)

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