Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Escape from the Snow

Little Pickle and family escaped from the cold and the snow for 5 days and went to sunny Hollywood Florida.   We had no plans except for pure relaxation.   It was exactly that!!

We awoke early Friday morning to catch our flight out of Baltimore at 6:45 am.   Thanks to Momma and Papa Pickle for watching the dogs a few days and to our friend Heather, the remaining days!!

We arrived at the hotel around 10 am and the first stop was the beach and the pool!

Hollywood has a trolley that runs so we did not need to rent a car.   Friday night we ordered pizza for dinner and went downtown to the Kids Festival, where we spent an hour watching the kids in the bounce house.

All day Saturday was a beach day.   We rented an umbrella and chairs for the day on the beach and bounced back and forth between swimming in the ocean and playing in the sand.  

Sunday morning was spent collecting sea shells which soon became a favorite activity of Gavins.   We have a whole bag full of seashells we brought back.  Sunday afternoon we took the water taxi up to Fort Lauderdale for lunch.    The remainder of Sunday was spent by the pool!!

We stayed at the Marriott in Hollywood which was right on the beach and boardwalk.  It was a great hotel and had a nice ocean side restaraunt so we ate there most days, and did not have a bad meal.    It was nice because we could eat on the boardwalk and watch the kids play on the beach.

All day Monday from 9 am to 4 pm we were in the pool!  The kids did not nap and went strong all day, but crashed early at 6:00!!!!

Tuesday was spent enjoying the sun and fun for the last day!  We met lots of great people and the kids had lots of other little friends to play with.   We rented a bicycle Tuesday evening which was an adventure.   

Back to the snow and cold we go!!!  We return to Maryland with temperatures in the 20s and light snow!   I hope our getaway will help us get through this winter and we really look forward to spring!!!!

Good bye for now warm weather but will see you again soon!

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