Sunday, June 30, 2013

We're Off!

Almost! First we had to load the car at 5 a.m. As predicted, Butch "wigged out." I got him to calm down as the kids were really trying. Stephanie combined her stuff with Nicky's. Butch struggled with the suitcase as he proclaimed that it weighed over 100 lbs! I have to agree with him, you could see how heavy it was when he tried to lift it.

 We were pretty crammed in, but we got it all.
The golf clubs and beach umbrella were last. We have a trailer tray sort of thing that they ride on outside.

Then the teens asked grandpa if we could stop at Mickey "D's" before we got on the road. After a little grumbling, he agreed. He can never say no to them!! $50 worth of breakfast later, we hit the road.

The ride went well, but it was so long. We were cruising along until we hit the traffic going to the beach, then it slowed considerably. We were making such good time that we thought we'd get there early. We didn't. It was about 5 when we got here. Sandy, Steph and Mindy headed to the grocery store to get the perishables and dinner, while Nicky and Greg went to the liquor store. The kids and I stayed behind to get the house set up and organized.

You have to have a snack station, beach paraphernalia station for sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, toys, etc. and, of course, a charging station! Everyone has iPhones---well, 11 of us, plus computers.

Everyone appreciates the organization. With this many people, you have to be/stay organized!!

So far, so good...


  1. How wonderful to have family around like that. Mr M can't resist the grandchildren either.

  2. I have never had a family vacation like that and it sounds like so much fun. Like something out of a modern Enid Blyton book. So what adventures will you discover???????

  3. Sounds like you will all have a ball!! x

  4. Hope it is a wonderful time together :)

  5. Hope y'all are having a wonderful trip!


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