Monday, February 1, 2010

81 to 19 in 2.5 hours

It's been a winter like no other...

Last week the kids were on winter break. We headed down to Florida for a first time visit to Disney and finished the week up in Palm Beach. It was escape from school and the frigid temps at home. We LOVED Disney although it was exhausting. It was a whirlwind of activity and opening and closing the parks everyday. The weather was perfect, just cool enough that a sweatshirt was in order most days.
The last two days of vacation we headed down to a friends house in Palm Beach. Fabulous weather...sunny and 80+ degrees, besides we needed a vacation from our vacation. We enjoyed lots of R&R in the sun while the kids swam. Unfortunately, the beach was closed because of the sharks:(
Saturday, we flew back amongst lots of flight cancellations and horrendous winter weather. This always seems to be our luck! We finally landed in Philly, a brisk 19 degrees and our departing flight cancelled. Desperate to get home we rented a vehicle, took our lives into our hands and trudged for home. We arrived home to 10 inches of snow on the ground (that's A LOT for us!) This much snow cripples our area...all the schools are closed, and we are confined to the house today as the roads are a total mess! I'm hoping to see a snow plow today, lots of sunshine to start melting the roads a bit, and our luggage.
All in all a great trip and we love the long as we don't have to travel in it.
Here's to a fabulous week!


  1. Oh dear...that IS a lot of snow for you guys!! Hope it melts soon! Have a good week!

  2. The flower in her hair is awesome! And wow, snow for you????

  3. Oh my, 10" of snow and I've been complaining about our modest 3" and ice. I would love to be in 80F weather right now. Stay warm.

  4. Glad you got home safely. Snow is best when enjoyed on pictures that someone else took...

  5. So that's where you've been hiding...FLORIDA! Looks like you had a great the pictures. What a sweet picture of your daughter and the one with the bird in the snow (a mourning dove?). Looks like we're getting hit again with more snow!