Sunday, January 5, 2014

First Stop... Florida

Living on an island and working a lot, it has been difficult for us to get away, especially for the holidays.  Since leaving our jobs we had the opportunity to head to the states and see our families.

First stop Florida.  Jake's parents moved to Florida this year, and this is our second visit to see them.   We planned our trip to spend time in Florida, then head to Utah before going back to St. Thomas.  One thing we planned was to surprise Jake's sister Athena and her Husband Alan in Florida.  They were planning to spend the holidays with her parents,  but had no idea we were going to meet them there.    We were the ones surprised when we arrived, we were greeted by Jake's grandparents from Pennsylvania.  So it was a whole family affair.  Jake's Parents, Grandma and Grandpa, and Athena and Alan... and all 5 dogs.  We also had the opportunity to visit with Jake's Great Aunt Joanie and Uncle Johnny.  It was a great week!  We took a trolley ride around Old Town St. Augustine, we visited different museums and tourist sites and went fishing!  Here are some pictures from the week.

Our ride off the rock!

Jake being not wanting me to take this picture....

Dozer in his bag, just relaxing.

At our connection

Jake and I talking about how quiet our airplane was.  Odd.

This is my meditation app keeping me calm during the flight.
High above the clouds
Time for some fishing with Jake's dad and Grandpa.

My first keeper!
I was freezing!
This bird had a giant fish! 

Time for a trolley ride around Old Town St. Augustine.

Florida sunset.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 

Made from crayons... pretty cool!


Magnifying Grandpas head... his body looks tiny.
 Test your passion factor! Here are some of the scores that we got: cold, frigid, sexy, lovable, wild, and sexy. My score was wild. ha ha ha

Candy portrait of Elvis.
Candy portrait of Justin Bieber. Ha ha. What has our world come to?

Drinking from The Fountain of Youth.

Exploring the village at The Fountain of Youth.

Cool looking trees.

Jake's Family watching the canon demonstration. 
Plaster made with oyster shells.
Beautiful peacocks! 

Dinner at Martin's.  The best restaurant for Prime Rib.

Jake's giant prime rib.
A lot of left overs! 
We told them it was Grandpa's birthday... he was surprised! ha ha ha
Love this!

Jake and Grandma

Jake's mom and grandma made these for his sister. Very cute!
Most everyone got fishing gear! :)

We had a wonderful time in Florida visiting.  We are thankful for the family time and everyone we were able to see.  I wish we had more pictures from time with Great Uncle Johnny and Aunt Joanie.  We had a wonderful time visiting with family eating delicious food, and relaxing.  

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