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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The adventure after the vacation

Sharing an ipod :)

Big boy :)
 So we land in Miami and have a 3 hour layover :)
We have dinner, let the kids run around and get some energy out and then head to our gate.
We board our flight home on time and then sit. First we are told that we are waiting for a couple of passengers and then a mechanical issue. An hour later they tell us that our home airport is NOW fogged in, with no visibility and we have to get off the plane and take a flight the next morning!! All 3 kids are sound asleep!! If we had not waited for the late passengers we would have made it out of Miami and at least flew to an alternate airport!! And the best part is since it is weather related they do not have to do anything for us.
It is now 10:00 at night and we have to drag 3 exhausted kids off the plane, get our luggage and decided what to do. We decided we were better off renting a car and driving home, so we dragged the kids to the rental terminal. Luckily the guy behind the counter at d*llar was incredible!! He had a great deal for us with our military id and we were on the road in a F*rd Escape in 20 minutes!! The kids all fell asleep almost immediately - here are some pics that I took till hubby told me to stop taking pictures!

Dan &  I switched off the driving about every 1  1/2 hours and it took us about 4 1/2 hours to get home. The last hour was brutal!! I had to stay awake to keep Dan awake. We made it home at 3:30 am, had the kids potty, put on clean pjs and they were asleep right away, after hugging and kissing the very excited dogs!

This is the picture I took this am when I went out to get us extra large dd coffee at 8:00 after the girls woke us. This proves we made a good decision to drive home as the visibility was just as bad this am.

You should be able to see miles of the river!

You should be able to see the mile long bridge and the city across the river

The kids actually did really well for being SO tired!!
I had to return the rental car to the airport and pick up my van from economy parking. Danny went with me and I could tell he was fighting staying awake.

Everyone is very happy to be home :)  But we miss the rest of the family :(
So happy that Nana made us all a wonderful dinner :)

Reading to the very tired kiddos!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Wow. That would totally STINK.

Glad you're all home :)