Friday, November 07, 2008

Florida Day 1

We left yesterday morning for the airport at 4:30 am. I didn't hardly sleep that night. I was anxious about flying with 3 kids. We checked our bags and went through security, and since Meghan could not be right with my mom she started crying. Thankfully she got over it, and then we just waited. We got on the plane, and we were off to JFK! The kids did really well, at lot better than I expected. Their ears didn't seem to bother them, and they did well. We landed at JFK, and waited and then boarded for Orlando. The kids did well, and were getting a little restless towards the end of the 2 hour flight. Poor Bart, I am know that I am a super beyatch when I am stressed and fly. For some reason he doesn't seem to stress about flying with 3 kids while managing not to lose anything.

We landed in Orlando, and were waiting for our stroller, and the guy brought it and told me how much he hated our stroller. It was awkward he said. Umm there were people that had a huge jogger stroller but ours was too big and awkward. I did notice that they lost the clip that holds my stroller shut, and hooks I had on there for shopping bags. Irritating. I didn't want to bring this stroller because I was afraid they would break it, but I didn't want to buy another one.

We then went to get our rental car, and we got a Chevy yeah I was not optimistic considering that we needed to have 3 car seats and fit 4 suitcases, 3 backpacks, and a stroller. So we tried to make it work because a van would be 300-400 more. This was fun when the kids were running around and we are trying to install 3 car seats and luggage, while sweating our ass off. I asked Bart if he could see how much more it would cost for a van, because there was no way this was happening. Thankfully, and I really am SO GRATEFUL, they said it would be no extra charge. THANK.THE.LORD!!!! So we got a new Dodge Caravan and had plenty of room.

We found the house which is big, and spacious. We unpacked and then went to Arby's! Yum! We don't have one in Vermont. I also want to hit a Sonic, because we don't have those either. My dad lent us his GPS, and I am in love. Seriously, so easy to use, and so nice! We came back, and then Bart and I headed to the grocery store. Can I just say, the groceries are so much cheaper here and so is gas! We saw gas for $ 2.10.

All in all it was not as bad as I expected it to be, the kids were beat and cranky but so was I. We haven't made plans on what we are going to do today yet. But the kids were up early!


Autumn said...

I would be a wreck flying with 3 small kids...but it sounds like all things considered it went really well. I hope it's a wonderful trip!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh I'm so glad they gave you the van no charge! I was feeling your pain! Not to mention the 3rd carseat is rearfacing. Wow - that's some "vacation"!

We have Arby's and Sonic here. I never think of them as anything that special but I do love the jamocha shake at Arby's and the beef & cheddar. Yum! Years ago they used to have cheddar fries w/ that same gooey cheese all over the fries. It was to. die. for.! Not sure why they quit doing that. lol

Mel said...

I hope you have a great vacation !!!! I'm sure the kids will have a blast at Disney.

Thanks for giving me hope on flying with 3 kids. Can't wait to do that in 6 weeks :)

momtoabean said...

You brought your computer on vacation!? You're silly!! lol!

Glad you're having fun! Tell my mom thanks a lot of calling me. Whore! :) lol