Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Florida 2011

So many pictures and memories I want to post for this post I don't even know where to begin. For the last week we have been vacationing with my family (my parents, my brother and sister in law, and our family) in Florida!! It was such a busy but great vacation!! Every day was jam packed with things we wanted to go do and see. We flew in on Tuesday afternoon and spent the day finding our hotel and unpacking our suitcases.
On Wednesday we decided to drive down to the beach. Since the Eastern beaches had been overrun by jellyfish, we decided to go to the gulf coast instead. We drove to Clearwater Beach about an hour and a half away. The beach was gorgeous and the water was seriously like bathwater warm! It was a great beach and the kiddos had a great time splashing in the water and playing in the sand. Thursday we spent the day at Disney World Magic Kingdom. We broke Tay in on her first ride (which was also Colby's first ride when he was a baby) Pirates of the Carribean. She did so well and didn't cry at all even though she had a pretty tight grip on dad's arm throughout the ride. We spent the day wandering around riding rides and of course standing in lines. On Friday we went to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. It was really neat to see the Epcot sphere. Taylee was such a great kid being cooped up in her stroller for 2 days in the hot, hot, humid Florida weather. Colby was at that perfect age to ride all the rides he wanted and he had a blast! His favorite ride was Space Mountain. After an exhausting 2 days we decided to have a little more low-key day and went to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. We toured around the rocket garden and got to see the launch pads and even got to see what it would it would feel like to be blasted into space. On Sunday we took Josh to his only request for the trip, Gatorland. We got to see lots of huge alligators. We also got to hold a huge burmese python and see gator wrestling. Haha it doesn't get much more redneck than that. Monday we were going to go to Universal Studios but we were all pretty much exhausted and decided to make it a pool day instead. We did get to venture over there for lunch at Bubba Gumps though so we at least got to see it, but didn't ride any of the rides. We then spent the rest of the evening enjoying our beautiful hotel porch and great company. Tuesday morning it was time to fly back into SLC and drive home. We had a great time and it was nice vacation.


  1. What priceless photos. I couldn't believe the python one. Tay is petting it like oh another toy. And what a little bathing beauty she is in her photo on the beach. Colby looks like he is having a blast, but maybe not as much as Josh at the Gator Farm!