Delayed. Not a good word to hear. Especially when you’re at the airport. This happened to us on Tuesday. We were supposed to fly out of town at 5:05. I checked everything before we left the house. As we were checking our baggage, the status changed. Delayed. Bummer.
I was traveling with my daughter and her best friend. We were on our way to Florida to visit my parents. I was extremely excited because I actually took four weeks off. I was more than ready to get there and happy to arrive at a reasonable hour instead of in the middle of the night.
Not the case. We were delayed two and a half hours which put us landing at St. Pete at around 10:30 p.m. We retrieved our luggage quickly met my parents and headed to Englewood which is where they live. We got to their place around 12:15 a.m. and of course, the kids were ready to swim.
Around 2:00 a.m. we all finally made it to bed. I was happy to find that my parents had purchased a new, very rad camper. I have the entire thing all to myself and I couldn’t be more stoked. It has beautiful white cabinetry, and faux dark hardwood flooring. The a/c cranks and runs fairly quietly. Needless to say, I slept until near 9:00 a.m. this morning.
Today was a mellow day of hanging out. We swam in the pool for hours. We got some groceries and made a full blown turkey dinner like we usually do. I walked to the beach with the girls around 6:00 this evening. The breeze was awesome, the sand felt good and of course I dig the smell of the ocean.
My dad invited a dive buddy over for dinner as well. Tomorrow, the three of us will head out on the boat into the Gulf. Luckily, the oil has not made it here yet. I hope we see some cool things out on the water and catch some amazing fish.
Most of all, I am thankful and excited at the same time that I don’t have to cram anything in to like 4 or 7 days. This is going to be a nice, long overdue, extended vacation.