Saturday, July 12, 2008

Panama City Vacation - Day 8 - Going Home

I think we cursed ourselves last night. Deb and I were talking about how Christopher hadn't woken up in the middle of the night all week. This morning at 3 am he woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep for about 30 minutes.

We woke up this morning to a very overcast beach, with storms we could see out in the gulf. After breakfast (eating everything we couldn't bring home) the girls and I took a load of things to the van. No cart this time, none were to be seen anywhere. On the ride down from the 22 nd floor we hit 4 different groups trying to get their carts on to the elevators. Good thing I did the heavy stuff last night ;-)

As we were loading the van, the thunderstorms struck. Luckily we were in a parking garage so we didn't get totally soaked, but the rain was coming sideways.

After getting showers and some final looks under all the furniture (and putting back all the stuff we moved so Christopher couldn't get to it) we took what we hoped was the last load of stuff down. Unfortunately, we missed by a couple of bags of stuff so Meghan and I had to make one more trip. Compared to what happened last year (let's just say I had to file an insurance claim ...) this was a lot smoother.

We were caught in the rain for the first hour and a half as we crawled up the main road out of Panama City. Once we got out of Florida the weather cleared and we had good traffic, weather and made good time.

Once we got home Christopher immediately started playing with all his toys again, Meghan and Courtney jumped on their bikes to see their friends and I started unloading. Deb pointed out that the cargo-carrier on the van has been there for 6 weeks!

We now have everyone settled in and asleep or in bed so I'm going to get a beer and read the paper!

I'll upload pictures tomorow.

1 comment:

ryssee said...

Sounds like a great vacation! Can't wait to see your pics. I checked in on your blog though the week, what a great idea for a journal. Sounds like a great time was had by all.
Apples to Apples is great for ALL ages by the way. You would like it!