Saturday, March 5, 2022

February Break 2022

We decided to head to Florida so we could see Brian's dad for February break this year.  It has been 2 years since we have been down and it's always nice to get out of the cold for a week right in the middle of winter!  

We had an amazing time and definitely stayed busy.  Annabelle loved swimming in the pool and we planed a few excursions for some extra fun!  

We flew in on Monday evening, President's day.  As soon as we finished dinner after getting in Annabelle asked to swim so we had a night swim before bed.  

Our first full day we swam in the morning then went out to miniature golf.  We even got Bob to come along to join in on the fun.  It was a hot afternoon so by the end, Annabelle was ready to cool off in the pool (which was 95 degrees LOL).  

On Wednesday we went on our annual trip to the Shell Factory.  We went through and saw all the animals and then Brian & Annabelle did the zip line.  We also played a round of miniature golf there as well.  

Thursday we went out to Gator Mike's to do some go-carting, in between swimming (I'm sensing a pattern of activities).

Friday we headed south toward the everglades and went on our first airboat ride.  It was so fun and we saw lots of wildlife including a few gators up close and personal.  We stopped for lunch on our way home and swam all afternoon.

On Saturday Uncle Gary & Aunt Kimberly took us out on their boat out to Fort Myers for lunch then out to find some dolphins.  When we got back to their house Annabelle asked to swim so we stayed for a couple hours and she had a blast.

Sunday we hung around the house, mainly just swimming & visiting.  We headed back north on Monday afternoon but not before one last swim in the morning. 

Overall it was an amazing time with absolutely perfect weather!  We had so much fun and one of the best parts (for me) is that we slept in everyday while there, something that doesn't ever happen for us.  Looking forward to heading back next February break!

On our way to Cleveland for our flight!

First on the plane to get overhead room for
Annabelle's medical necessity bags

Thank god for iPads, she's a pro on the plane

Found our rings from 2 years ago and throwing
them in, all ready for some swimming!

Little Diva, all ready for some golf

Poor girl was getting hot so she
cooled off with Brian's water bottle

These turkeys gobbled and made AB jump so high!

The zip line Annabelle insisted on going on, 
she LOVED it!!!

Second trip on the zip line

Always take this pic when at Shell Factory, she's grown so much!

making waves in the pool

This girl giggled the entire ride!

Out to dinner, Monkey Bar was packed so we found a nice brewery

Our first airboat ride

Holding the alligator, it was squishy

Annabelle didn't want to hold it so he let her pet it

Had to get a gator to bring home!

Little down time after swimming

Roc vs Cape Coral - FL wins for weather

This girl loves her Pop Pop!!

Hanging out with Pop Pop every morning.

Ready to head out to the Gulf

This girl loves boating

Shrimp boat going out to the gulf

Annabelle & Aunt Kimberly

She loved driving the boat!

She was in love with this shelf & fountain in the pool!

living her best life!

Helping Pop Pop clean up

Ready for Rare disease day

At the airport watching planes and luggage carts

Bye Fort Myers!

Beautiful sunset as we got into Cleveland