Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Family Vacation 2003 (SFMTY)

Did I ever tell you about the family vacation we took? It was over the Christmas/New Years holidays almost 6 years ago. My sweet husbands mom decided that before we were all so spread out and busy, we would take one last family vacation together. Please note I was the only in-law at the time, thus the only one who had never experienced the family vacation before. We headed to sunny Florida!

Only to be stuck on the plane in Salt Lake for 9 hours, because of a major snow storm. Thankfully we were one of the last planes to make it out of Utah and we eventually landed in Florida...

Without our luggage. Please note the exasperated man with his arms in the air, shouting at the baggage carousel with no baggage on it, yep, that's my father in law.

We enjoyed our time at Daytona, because we were some of the only people to be swimming. Apparently, when it is 70 degrees in FL, people think that is cold. We thought it was summer.

Isn't Norse so handsome? Yummy, even if he is a white-boy! That is his momma and his lil' brother, who has grown into a very handsome college freshman.

The time in Florida went fairly well. I did have an ICEE machine explode all over me, but I thought I handled it pretty well. What else can you do but laugh when you have red sticky ice stuck all over your white legs and khaki shorts? Too bad we didn't have a picture of that!

This is me on the beach.

I know what you are thinking and no, I did not photoshop myself into this picture. Also, no need to worry the boat was able to navigate past my giant head. I am sure Sports Illustrated will be calling me any day asking if I will do their swim suit issue.

Things got really interesting when we went to leave the island. Here we are after finding out the ship we rode in on, was docked in FLORIDA, because they had gone bankrupt.

Fortunately we were able to stowaway on the "booze cruise" and make it back to the mainland. If only I could tell you that was the worst of our trip, but think 15 people in a 12 passenger van, 3:00 AM, rentals cars locked behind fence (and may I remind you I was with my in-laws!). Mom and Dad in-law left yesterday for another trip similar to this one, but now without all of us annoying kids. I hope there trip goes much smoother than the last.

For more funny pics check out Sincerely 'Fro Me to You - now hosted at The Glamorous Life.


  1. Oh wow! That was too much stuff for one got me at the in-laws part. But that's probably just my in-laws. :-)

    "booze cruise" LOL

  2. It sounds like quite the adventure!

  3. Haha! That trip had a lot of highs and lows. I like how you called him "white boy"! I had tartar sauce explode on me once! Couldn't eat it for YEARS...LOL. Fun post.

  4. Oh my goodness you are a brave brave woman!

  5. Oh my goodness!

    I love that you broke out your camera at the 'worst' moments. And they so completely capture what the FRO party is all about. Photos with a huge story, that you would never throw out....and yet, not a photo you want on your mantle!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the FRO. Great post!

  6. My family jokes that we have a travelling curse, but by your story, I would say you have us beat. Sounds like you needed a vacation from your vacation.

  7. Anonymous10:52 AM

    WOW!! Have you ever gone on vacation with them all again? That is craziness! Booze cruise?? Not sure I want an explanation on that one. Thanks for sharing..this is great stuff. Honestly, I wouldn't have thought to pull out the camera..with all this stuff going on.

  8. LOL...what drama! Welcome to the family. ;-)

  9. Kinda glad I was at camp walking through the -25 degree air to feed your cat :)! Forgot how crazy that trip was for you...don't remember hearing about the ICEE machine incident. Yummy (I would have preferred the Coke flavor)!


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