Friday, October 17, 2014

Boomer's - waiting for the go-karts to open



Yesterday was a full day of conference calls for me (not happy) and Spence had Latin class.  Once his class was over, I drove us to Boomer's so that the boys could do a day of go-karting.  The go-karts don't open until 4pm, but the guys did open it up for us - mainly b/c Michelle pointed out that the hours for the big track weren't on the website and that was the only reason we were here.

The kids rode for about a half hour or so and then headed back to the main park and did bumper boats, mini-golf, baseball, etc until near 4pm.

We went home and I took a nap till 5pm and Spence gamed.  We headed over to Skyline after that and met up with Todd, Michelle & Ethan for supper - great supper again.

We then took Ethan back to our place and the boys had a sleepover / gaming night.  We went to the hot tub for a bit and then I went to bed early as I was just wiped out and the boys continued to play video games for a while.

Today - is a rest/relax day - no real plans.  It's a bit colder today, so we'll see if we're just hanging out or if we're going to maybe do a mall or something before we head out for dinner at Sublime.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Well, I worked till about midnight last night and Spence played video games and then did some homework - he has class today at 8:45 MT/10:45 ET and then we have Boomer's after that for him and I'm on calls for most of the day, unfortunately.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Park Day & Ninja Tag








D&D game for homeschoolers

View from our condo - lake front and boy is it quiet


Yesterday was a very relaxing first day of vacation......we chilled until school time and Spence logged into the Latin class and then we got ready for D&D.

Michelle & Ethan came by to grab us and we all headed over to the game shop.  We stopped at Olive Garden as Michelle has a sweet deal with a card she bought from them - then the kids played for just over 2 hrs and then we headed back to Michelle's for a bit, with another stop for food at the Olive Garden for Spence.

We all had a great visit and then they came back here, while Todd worked and the boys had a swim in the pool, while Michelle and I got new SIM cards for the US phones and some items at Walmart.  We got back and the boys decided they wanted to do a sleepover - so they all left and I got some serious work done last night.

Today is park day and some errands for me along with more work, while I have no commitments this morning.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Florida Vacation - 1



Spence had 4 chili dogs and a plate of fries once we landed and stopped at Skyline for supper
Finally back to Florida .... :)

We started our adventure at 3am yesterday, getting ready and up for the flight.  We were off by 4am without any issues.  We were both so tired, neither of us slept at all and we had upgraded to the plus seats and discovered you get free food/drinks on the flight - which saved us as nothing was really open when we left.

We arrived at Toronto on time, then went through customs and realized we had to go back and get our bags.  We got our bags and went back through customs - and then onto security and our gate.  We discovered a few things - Spence doesn't have his fingerprints on file and so we have to do that or he can no longer use the kiosks - so we will do that and the Westjet lounge in Pearson is one big bar and Starbucks coffee shop - so we bought a yogurt and shared that as neither of us wanted fried foods - too tired.

We had a very smooth flight and we counted down the hours to landing during the flight and finally arrived at 5:30 (on-time).  We headed over to the Dollar counter and discovered that there were only two agents and the line up was long (I was second in line at least).  A half hour later, I still hadn't seen an agent and finally the manager walked by and got another 3 agents out to help the renters.  Not sure why the agents chatting it up with customers couldn't call for more help - but whatever.

I had gotten an email about a discount from my rate, so I asked for it and eventually got the rate discount when the manager told the agent to match it.  It was only $40 - but every dollar helps.

We then headed to the apartment we rented and met with the owner Deborah.  She is a sweet lady and the place is much better than last year.  Nice complex and the hot tub and pool are nice.

We then headed off to Skyline when we found out that Ethan was fencing and ate our fill before I dropped Spence off at the condo and I headed off to the grocery store.  I got our base supplies for the next month, snacks and the few things I forgot to pack.  Once unpacked at home, we headed off to the hot tub for a bit and then once home, we both decided it was time for bed.

Today - still groggy but will start our vacation as soon as we're both up!