Friday - November 2
I worked until noon, got the car packed, and we headed up to my parents' house to meet up with them to go to the airport. I forgot our magic bands, so we turned around to pick them up, adding an hour to the drive. Thankfully, we had left with enough time that we were still not rushed. We got to my parents' house, loaded their stuff into my truck, and then off to the airport. We had dinner at a diner in the terminal, and then waited for our flight to board. I used a four point harness system for Evan, rather than lugging his car seat onto the plane. The flight was very bumpy. The fasten seat belt sign was off for only 15 minutes of so of the three hour flight to Tampa. Evan wound up projectile vomiting about 20 minutes before landing. We cleaned him up as best we could. After the flight landed, we let everyone else deplane, and then we changed him out of the clothes he was in and into a fresh set of pajamas. We then rode the tram to the terminal to pick up our checked luggage, and then another tram to the rental car station, where we picked up the mini-van. All loaded in, we were on our way to Disney World, where since I had checked in on-line, I got a text that our room was ready, so we headed right there. Since we were coming in one night before our stay at the timeshare, I booked one night at Disney's Art of Animation resort. We finally found our way to the room and got Evan into bed. Jennie and I went for a walk to burn off the stress, and then back to the room to sleep.
Saturday - November 3
we headed back to the timeshare to check in and get settled.
We had dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe where Jennie's brother met us. He had moved down to Orlando in November of last year and we had not seen him since Christmas when I flew him up. Wiped out from a long day, I think we all fell asleep quickly.
Sunday - November 4
We were not going to any of the parks today, instead it was a day to visit family, chosen and blood related. After breakfast, Jennie, Evan, her brother, and I were off to see family, We first stopped to see Lee Ann and Ron. Ron just had knee surgery but he was walking pretty well, and it is always nice to visit them. We jokingly call them Evan's Florida Grandparents. It was nice to visit with them and just hang out. I miss them a lot.
Then we were off to see Jennie's cousins in Northport, about 2 hours away (south of Sarasota). We had a nice time and Evan got to see his cousin and meet his two new cousins. We had a nice time hanging out. Unfortunately for them, their landscaper kicked up a rock and it spiderwebbed the sliding glass door to the back of their house. As we were eating dinner, it shattered and came down when the wind picked up a little. Thankfully, Jennie's brother and her cousin taped plastic tarps on both sides of the window, so the glass shards were contained. The landscaper was out there boarding up the door as we were leaving, and I have heard he has made good on the repairs.