A Week of Firsts

We went on our first family vacation!  This vacation was filled with things that the kids had never done and things we had never done as a family!  It was so much fun!!!

We went to Savannah, Georgia.  We filled the kids bags with lots of fun things to do in the car and filled the back of the Santa Fa full to the top of stuff and set out on our way!  We had a lovely room at the Oglathorpe Inn and Suites.  It had lots of room for us and a really good price!  We are blessed!  The staff was so nice in helping us get set up with extra blankets and sheets too!

first trolleyThe next morning, we ate breakfast in the lovely atrium at the hotel and set off to catch the Old Town Trolley!  The kids were so excited about it!  We had a blast.  We got off the trolley to eat lunch and then to get some Gelatooooh!  When it started to get hot, we went back to the car and back to the hotel for swimming!

DSCN4214Our kids have become water babies!  They love to swim and get braver and better every time they get in the water!  Dorina got so brave, she was jumping in and swimming in the shallow end without her floaties!  It was so great!  She is really get good.  She also dives down to the bottom to retrieve a little sinking squid toy we got for them.  Tibi made great progress.  He is a great swimmer with his floaties.  He is still gaining confidence in going under the water, but he does do it now and he “hopped” in a few times too.  His hop is truly a hop and he barely gets water on his face 🙂  They have made such wonderful progress in the three different times we have been at pools.

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The next day we were off again to the Trolley.  This time we planned to get off several times and also to eat our lunch in the famous Forsythe Park.  We had fun getting off, taking pictures, and seeing the sites.  It was a warm day, but we had fun.  One fun thing we did this day was suggested by a girl at Publix.  We rode the free ferry boat to Hutchinson Island and checked out the Big Hotel and Spa there.  Tibi loved the boat ride!  On the way back across the boat made two stops!  It was even air conditioned!  It was a great fun free activity!  Thanks God!  Publix is daddy’s favorite store!

DSCN4125We had the greatest meals while we were there!  We ate at The Lunchbox with Chef Tony Rosetta!!!!  Tony brought a little grill and a plastic bowl.  He is a master chef, because from these items, he was able to make hamburger steak with gravy and baked potatoes.  He also made ravioli with sauce and salad.  One night he made Tortellini and sauce.  He also made pork chops and mashed potatoes for one meal!  Talk about the Macgyver of the kitchen – that’s Daddy!  It was delicious!

DSCN4160The next day we met some dear friends of ours.  We met them a few years ago on a cruise and they adopted us as their kids.  They supported our adoption and where so excited to meet the children!  We had lunch with them and the children loved them!  Then we went to play some games and ride the go carts!  The kids really enjoyed the go carts.  We wanted to do miniture golf but it was just too hot when we were there.  It was a great time of fellowship!

Dad and kids TybeeWe also made a visit to Tybee Island while we were there.  We went in the morning and saw the lighthouse, but it was too hot to climb it.  We also went over to the beach.  This was the first time the kids had seen the ocean!  They loved the shells scattered along the beach and they started hunting for good ones right away.  Then we went to the water!  They loved it!  They are Mommy’s kids!  Mommy loves the beach!  horseshoe crabWe got to see a horseshoe crab while we were walking along the beach.  Tibi was intrigued.  After a walk along the beach, we rinsed off our feet and headed for lunch!  Pizza!  Gelato!

It was a warm afternoon so we headed to the hotel for a while.  Around 4PM,  we suited up, grabbed a good sandwich, and went to the pier on Tybee Island.  That is when we realized just how much the kids liked the ocean!  It was a perfect evening with a breeze and clouds and even a rainbow!!!  The kids loved the waves, the sand, and the surf!  We had to drag them out after it was dark!  But we plan on going back real soon!

DSCN4313On our way home, we stopped at Macon, GA.  We were tired and needed some rest and had a few stops to make there.  We wanted to stay in Savannah a few more days, but the hotel was booked.  But we found a treasure near Macon!  The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins.  It was amazing and the kids loved it!  They got to interact with planes, controls, buttons, and gadgets!  It was a blast and it was free!!!!  Tibi loves planes.  The kids were intrigued by all of the history of America that we found there!  It was awesome!  These are our kids –  we love history and museums!  Father God is amazing!