On Wednesday morning, we packed up the 4Runner and headed to Hinesville, GA. We ate lunch there and saw Mike’s old house and elementary school. We also spent a little bit of time on the army base, Fort Stewart.
We spent the rest of that afternoon and the following morning on St. Simons Island. We got an awesome hotel right on the beach and really enjoyed those 24 hours there. We will definitely visit again! At the beach we saw lots of crabs, including a big horseshoe crab, and a sting ray.
Then we drove to Orlando, Florida, where we spent two days. We met up with our friends, Brandon, Kelsey and Piper, there and enjoyed a delicious meal at the House of Blues. We spent one day at Blizzard Beach. We had a blast there!! Unfortunately our time there was cut short by a big storm (including lots of lightning), so we spent the last bit of our time there huddled under a shelter with a bunch of other people. Everyone was in good spirits there (for the most part), but especially Micah. He was shouting, “I love ALL my new people. I am so happy to be here with all my new people.”
Mike, Brandon and Ethan went golfing the morning before our trip home. E was super excited because he had never been golfing with Brandon before. I think it lived up to his expectations. =) The rest of us spent some time at the hotel and at the pool.
Before we left for the trip home, we stopped by the Art of Animation Disney hotel and walked through some of the themed areas outside. AMAZING. They had a wing devoted to all things “Cars” and another wing devoted to “Finding Nemo”…two of our absolute favorites. As you can see, Ethan really loved posing for pictures with each of the characters. Hilarious.
Thankfully a few of the hours home consisted of boys sleeping. Their teeny tiny blankets sure came in handy on this trip!
What a blast! We loved spending time with Grandma Cleve and the Gossetts. We are blessed with great friends and great family!