Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Trip South

 As summer comes to an end, we had to take one last trip down to Marco before we had to begin our Fall semester at school. We were able to get some time off work, thankfully making the weekend longer than 2 days.

The trip got off to a rocky start. Just as our 4 hour drive was coming to an end and we were driving over the Marco Island bridge our car began to act up. Seems how we bought our vehicle brand new, exactly a year ago, and this was the third time we were experiencing an issue with it, we weren't very happy. All we could do is just be thankful that we fortunate enough to make it to the house we were staying at, rather than be stranded on the side of the road...in Arcadia....in the rain.

After dealing with the tow truck, the car dealer, the mechanic, and whoever else, we were finally able to get our vacation going. We met my mom up for some dinner at a nice place looking right out onto the Gulf for sunset.

The next day consisted of relaxing poolside with the family. That night everyone came together for a scrumptious taco bar. It was so wonderful to be able to get everyone together for food, laughs, talk, and company. I miss and love my family too much..

Sunday we had some more company from the rest of the family. Jack finally got to meet his sweet little cousin Autumn, who's just 5 & 1/2 months younger than he is. Jack's been around his little baby cousin best friend Liam plenty of times before, but it was a new experience for him to be around a frilly little girl. It was too sweet. He kept grabbing at the bows on her shoes and giving her funny looks. They hit it off. It will be neat looking back to this weekend when Jack and Autumn are older.

Later on, we were able to make it to the beach for sunset, more company, and a moment to relax.

Our last day there we took our time loading up, visited my mom's new house she's fixing up once more, and met up with my dad for lunch.

Overall, it was another great mini-trip down to visit the family and have everyone snuggle up on Jack. It's awful having my family live far away from us, but at least they live in a beautiful place to vacation to in under 4 hours!

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