The kids were great on the plane and even did well with a long layover and then a maintenance delay before boarding our connection. It was almost an hour drive to Nana and Grampy's house after that but they were rock stars. George finally took his first nap of the day on the car ride and woke up a little unnerved about being in a different house, but we got them settled in for the night relatively easy.
The first morning we unpacked, hit the stores for a few items, and then came back and went in the pool. Caroline jumped right in and was happy to be swimming. George was a little unsure but when he was removed he was not happy. He realized the pool was the place to be!
We took it easy the first day. Caroline found lizards and the kids got used to being away. The second day was beautiful so we took a ride up the river and found a great sandbar to go out and explore on. There were 5 living Queen Conchs that were amazing to see and a slew of crabs and other awesome shellfish just cruising around in the pools. We found two dead starfish as well. Caroline had fun exploring and wading in the pools while George didn't like the sinking feeling of the sand between his toes but loved chasing the birds. He was VERY unhappy to get back on the boat though! I so wish I had had my camera for this trip, but I had to jump out of the boat and walk to shore and I didn't want to risk it.
The seasoned traveler
With her trusty sidekick
This was about the only button George could touch
since the first elevator in the airport he touched the alarm bell
Caroline was NOT impressed :P
Daddy enjoying the aisle seat on the other side
But that changed when we realized taking two window/aisle seats in front of another
was the best way to go. Divide and conquer!
First morning, first dip in the pool!
First lizard of the vacation
Still has him, just had to dry off first :)
Caroline out on the sandbar
George heading out
George and Daddy playing with the remote controlled boat