Friday, October 22, 2010

Jax, Florida

In 2008 we drove to Florida. (Yes, I'm flashing back to a vacation gone by. The cold weather, and the fact that there were snow flurries in the air last night are getting me down. Can you tell?) We were all in the Jeep for something like 16 long hours. It was pretty much the worst drive ever what with a screaming Gage who was only a baby at the time, and a cranky cooped up Brayden. And it was all because I refuse to set foot on an airplane. (Sort of ironic seeing as my husband works at an airport.)

We spent a wonderful week in the warm Florida sunshine visiting our family and exploring Jacksonville. The car trips aside, it was one of the best vacations that we've taken.

It's quite flat down in Florida. Seeing nothing in the background except for more expanse of sky was a bit overwhelming for this mountain girl. I think maybe that alone made the last legs of our drive down seem longer than normal, since there is no real vision in the background of where you are going. But the big beautiful palm trees everywhere more than made up for it. That's my favorite thing about traveling, exploring the new landscapes and scenery.

Anyways, here are a few pictures from our trip, including Mike and I at Friendship Fountain with the Jacksonville skyline behind us, Mike and Gage playing on the slide at our cousins parent's lake house, Gage and Mike walking on St. Augustine Beach, and Mike and Brayden rinsing off and playing at the Vilano Beach fountains.





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5 comments:

beka said...

Lovely family pics...
Someday, I swear... someday I'll join this wonderfee Flashback Friday:)

Ashley said...

I love family vacations, especially when they are awesome! Great pics! Have a great weekend!

Nen said...

Florida sounds good right about now!

Glad it was a great vaca for your family!!!

Christopher And Tia said...

I especially love the picture of them walking by the pier. So sweet.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

This was the first week in a LONG time I missed a flashback.

I would love to go to Florida sometime. Looks like it was a fun trip!