Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Mexico

Ok so we are actually home but we thought you might want to see how it ended. We spent one of the last days at Carlsbad caverns. We had a great time being 750ft below ground.

We spent a night in Roswell and went to the UFO museum. Unfortunately we did not get beamed up and had to drive the rest of the way home. My new motto is "Embrace your inner crazy!"

It is wonderful to be home! The girls are in the Missoula Children's Theater production of Princess and the Pea. So life is busy as ever but we have wonderful memories of our Great American Road Trip.

Friday, July 10, 2009

On the Road Again

We left Florida on Monday July 6th. We made it across the pan handle of Florida. The next day was all about the food.

Day 2 -We drove through Alabama and stopped for lunch at The Shed in Mississippi. We had seen this place on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The food was great BBQ and tons of it. The we drove on to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We went for cajun food and beignets. A quote from Emily, "The Beignets were awesome!"

Day 3- We made it to San Antonio, TX just as the Alamo closed. We did enjoy the boat ride at Riverwalk.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Cruise and back on the road

We left from Port Canaveral with all of my family but one nephew who is currently serving in the military. We cruised on Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas to Coco Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas. It was a little stormy our first day but none of us minded the waves. Kurt, the girls, and I went snorkeling with stingrays in Nassau. We went kayaking with my dad and nephew, Bobby on Coco Cay. We also went snorkeling with my niece, Jessica until I got bit on the leg by a fish. The girls had a great time in the kids program on the ship. Sara gained a pen pal from Ohio named Isaiah.

We spent the 4th at my Terry's house. Now we are packing to get back on the road. We should be in the panhandle tonight.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Enjoying Florida

We arrived in FL the night of June 12th. We have been enjoying the hospitality of Jack & Carol Doherty (Jackie's Parents). They are wonderful. The days are hot and humid we combat this by going to the pool at least once a day. Jackie and I have been walking down to the beach and back in the morning. Sara and Emily have joined us on a few of these walks. The ocean is only 1 mile from Jack & Carol's house. Jackie's sister Terry lives only 15 minutes away and we have spent time over at there house also. While here we have celebrated my birthday June 14th (39) and Jackie's birthday June 23 (25 and holding). We are relaxing and anticipating our cruise. Monday June 29 we set sail and head to the Bahamas. After 4 nights and 5 days on the cruise we will start our journey home. In the pictures of this post you see Sara, Emily, contrail of the lunar rocket we watched from the driveway, the host's name plate a palm tree and my uniform foot ware. I will have Jackie edit the spelling errors when she gets a chance.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Made it!

We are in Florida. Hoping to see a shuttle launch tomorrow. Will do a proper post then.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another great day

Post from Kurt... It was a beautiful day all around. After watching the sun rise we got on the road. Stopped for breakfast at a place that had the motto "No grits no glory." none of us had glory. Next we stopped at a lighthouse and climbed to the top 280 or so steps. It was great fun. Then we drove on NC 12 going south. This road reminded me of the 2 lane highways back home. I started waving to everyone (not many waved back). My boy scout came out and I did my good turn by helping a couple from New Jersey get their car out of the sand on the side of the road. We spent most of the day in line to get on ferries then riding the ferries to finally end up at Quality Inn 3100 Arendell Street Morehead City NC 28557.

Dolphins at Daybreak

We don't usually post in the morning but we had such a nice start to our day. We woke up in time to watch the sunrise on the beach in North Carolina. The hotel was right on the beach so we didn't have to go far. The girls loved playing in the surf as the sun came up. We got a bonus when a school of dolphin decided to swim past about 75 ft. off the shore. I am not sure who squealed "Dolphins!" louder the girls or me.