The first night we stayed with some friends. Being at their house was better than Disney. They have a boat and live on a lake. Mr. Intensity got to drive it, FAST and RECKLESS. He was laughing with adrenaline. I love love LOVE this picture of JI with Tim (who's excited, too, yelling WHOAH!).
Hubby and I went tubing right after breakfast. I hate swimming in lakes (I'm scared freakish about them - esp. ones that could have gators!) but Tim and Mr. Intensity were gentle with us behind the boat and I didn't even get my hair wet! It was so much fun.
We had so much fun at our friends' house we didn't want to leave. In fact, we'd planned to leave about 3pm yesterday but didn't leave until 10:30. I finally laid down the law and said, "I'm the one that gets to entertain a cranky boy tomorrow."
Our hotel is like nothing I've stayed in before. When John went to get the keys, he asked something about the room and the attendant replied, "it's a penthouse suite." A what?
This place has a full kitchen, two king beds, and two bathrooms. Mr. Intensity gets the room and Hubby and I are upstairs in the loft. They provide a hot continental breakfast everyday and a heavy hors-dourve (I know it's spelled wrong) Mon-Thurs. evening. And someone makes my bed! I'm in heaven. :)
AND - the best part: there are lots of boys Mr. Intensity's age. They like to chase the geckos and try to catch them. I saw the biggest brown slugs today - the boys didn't want to touch them. They did, however, want to spend the entire day in the pool.
After dinner tonight there was a dessert meeting for the wives (of the husbands who are teaching the Bible Study Methods class.) I got to know a few of them, mostly on a surface level, but enough to keep me from dreading the next two weeks.
Something that caught me off guard today (and I'm being vulnerable here) is the infertility monster. Most families here have at least 3 kids. We're the odd man out.
On a lighter note - we're planning to go to Gatorland tomorrow, the beach on Sunday and hopefully Disney on Monday afternoon. Our time here is going to FLY.
Something that is really weird after living in the desert for three years: rain every afternoon. I forgot that Florida is like that.