Love my kids

Love my kids
Afternoon at Disney

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quick Beach Trip

So Friday at about 2:40 we decided to make a quick trip to Daytona Beach for the night, we booked a room ( GREAT deal), packed a bag and picked the kids up from school at 3:15. Then we were on our way! The hotel, Plaza Ocean Club, was nice. The pool was just steps from the beach. We ate at Sloppy Joe's Friday night,  the food was good and the kids meals came with take home light up cups that the kids LOVED! After dinner we walked around a bit, then walked on the beach back to the hotel. It was a hot, humid night so we jumped in the pool for a while. After swimming the kids put on their pj's and we went out and drove around and got ice cream. When we checked in we got up graded to an awesome room with a large balcony with a great view. It was nice to set out there and just enjoy the ocean and talk once the kids fell asleep.

In the morning we hit the beach, we spent a lot of time between there and the pool. Once the kids had their fill of swimming we checked out and went to lunch. We stopped at a surf shop and had some guys from Volcom there, they where giving out free hats. Actually you got to pick out what you wanted (different Volcom stickers) and they pressed them on the hat for you, so all three kids got hats, the guys also gave them frisbees and gave Baylee a cool pair of socks. After lunch we drove to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. It was the first lighthouse I'd ever been to and I really enjoyed it. I highly recomend everyone check it out, and the price can't be beat ($5 for adults, $1.50 for kids). You get to go up into the light house, it's A LOT of steps...203 to be exact, we all made the trek, even Peanut. Along with the lighthouse you can tour the house of the principal keeper, the first assistant principal keeper and the second principal keeper. There's several other buildings you can tour as well, they've all been set up like little museums. They also have a neat little gift shop!

After all that fun and walking I'm exhausted! I'll need to spend tomorrow resting up so that I'm ready for the work week. Hoping to have a low key week this week. Baylee has a dentist appt on Monday, and all three kids have gymnastics on Monday. I have to go to Naples for work on Tuesday and spend the night,  I dread it :( but I know Adam is more than capable of holding down the fort here!

view from the balcony

view from the other side of the balcony:

Cooper thanks he's soo cool:

Cooper's popcorn shrimp meal:

Daytona Beach Pier:

Adam caught a jellyfish:

Cooper's free Volcom hat:

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse:

Harper's new friend: