Had a great night’s sleep last night and woke up refreshed. Got on the road about 8:30. The boys were excited about finally making it to Florida. Ryan was only asking about every 30 minutes how much longer until we got to Florida. Although sometimes, just to mix things up, he would ask how much longer until we left Georgia. Smart kid. We made it to the Florida Welcome Center about 11:30 and enjoyed our free glass of fresh Florida orange juice. A few rest stops later we arrived in Melbourne about 4:30. We got in touch with a friend of ours and made arrangements to meet him, his wife, and their dog. After visiting we went out for dinner at a little place called Long Doggers which had a total beach bum vibe going on. Food was pretty good and the atmosphere was busy. After dinner we headed down to the beach so the kids could experience their first trip to the ocean. Also, it was actually my first trip to the ocean while on the mainland. Only other time was back in ’97 when I was down in the Dominican. The kids had an amazing time! And Ryan only almost got swept out to sea twice! It didn’t deter him though. He was all about that ocean. Got some great pics while on the beach including an amazing one of Nikki.
Back at the hotel now and calling it for the night. Tomorrow we make our way to Kissimmee to check into the villa for the remainder of our vacation. That isn’t until 4pm though so have to figure out what we’re going to do before that.
Oh, and if there’s ANY possible way for me to move to a beach and live there I am totally doing it.