Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vacation...The End

Saturday we packed up...cleaned up...loaded up and headed out by 10 am. We had thought about taking a bike ride...but it was SO HOT! We decided to just get on the road.
Thanks Nana & Oompa for a wonderful week...so many great memories On the front porch...all in our official Cape May attire

Our home for the week: 1023 New Jersey Avenue

Our view from the front porch...you could see and hear the ocean!


Just one of the many gorgeous beach front homes...

30 minutes into our drive home....2 very tired little boys!We drove about 4 hours to Hershey, PA. We had plans to spend the rest of the day/evening there...BUT...it was SO HOT...and everyone who was at the amusement park came over to the free air conditioned factory tour. It was so crowded. After taking the tour and having Seth do a little factory simulation...we decided to just get in the car and drive. Seth had picked out a $1 Reese cup for his treat from the Hershey store...by the time we had walked to the car...it was completely melted! I can't imagine those people who were buying the $50 chocolate bars...there would be NO way of keeping them from melting.





So, our after Cape May trip got shortened...but honestly, once we were packed and on the road, I was ready to just get home. We even considered just pushing through and driving all the way...but by 6:00 (right after we left Hershey) Grant let us know that he was DONE...so DONE with car rides. So...we grabbed dinner at Bob Evans, found a hotel...went swimming in their pool and all got a good night sleep.

Sunday morning...after eating a yummy (free) breakfast at the hotel...we finished the 7 hour drive home. Grant did okay...not as well as he did on the way down. He has learned to SCREAM... and he just screams when he is not happy. So...most of my day was spent finding random objects to give to Grant to try and pacify him and searching for his pacifier that he chucked somewhere in the van. Seth...did really well and would put a video in for Grant every so often. We stopped for lunch at a yummy little Mexican restaurant somewhere in Pennsylvania.

We got home around 5:20. Kitty was happy to see us! We weren't home 5 minutes before Seth told us he was bored and there was NOTHING to do! I guess being home alone in Ft. Wayne doesn't compare to having 2 cousins and a beach a block away all week! Luckily...we found the neighbor kids outside and he got to play and run and get out some built up energy AND not be so bored.

So...wow...what a 12 days! They just flew by! Overall...I think it went great, especially traveling with a 1 year old. He slept really well...considering all the different beds he was in and the fact that he always slept in the same room as Andy and me. Seth loves to travel and is anxiously awaiting our next trip. He never really ever complained in the car and really appreciated the scenery, bridges, tunnels and big cities we drove through...and he did a great job trying to keep his brother happy.
I have a wonderful family...and built lots of fun memories.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a fun trip!

Hotel breakfasts are included in the room rate, not free.

The Saunders Family said...

wow, what a lot of fun you had!
The house you stay in looks familiar...perhaps we drove by it when we were taking in the Cape May scenery a couple years ago. I am sure that house is full of memories for you all!