Monday, December 15, 2008

America... America


I made it. I'm here.

I haven't blogged for a while as I have had jam packed days. We arrived in Vegas after about 20 hours travel. Surprisingly not too tired. Then managed to squeeze as much as we could into the next 4 days. Saw a magic show and "STOMP". There was so many casinos and lights and woo it was crazy. I must say 4 days was enough for me.

We then jumped on the plane with only a few issues. Like they had changed our flight on us and not told us. So we had to change it back and got the last 5 seats on the plane, and the people behind us in the line didn't make it. Fun.

Got to Jacksonville, Florida and we were there but our bags were not. They missed the connecting flight. Only had to wait an hour as they were coming on the next one, but we got free dinner vouchers because of the inconvenience caused. Woo hoo.

Then we go to Disney World and get on a roller coaster and me and my 9 year old get stuck sideways on the ride when it grinds to a halt mid way though. We have to be escorted off the ride by the attendant after he has extricated us out of the ride. That is the first time I have been stuck on a ride. Luckily we weren't too far off the ground. I did go on it again when it started up. Very exciting.

Well I must go its 1.45 in the morning and I should get some sleep as we have another day at Disney World tomorrow. Hopefully I wont get stuck in any rides this time.

Stay tune for more exciting stuff.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Tomorrow we fly away

Well it is not exactly tomorrow now more like this morning. As per my last post I have left it all till the last minute again and have just spent the last 5 hours packing, cleaning the house, cant have my sister staying in a pig sty, running around doing all the last minute things you need to do before a holiday. But I think at last I have it all covered. I hope.

So in five and a half hours we are off to the airport and up, up and away. Now I can get excited. Now that I have everything done. I must go to bed though and get some sleep or this jet lag is going to hit me hard.

Next time you hear from me I will be on the other side of the world.

See you then.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

4 Sleeps to Go

Only 4 sleeps to go. Woo Hoo. Can't wait. I finished up work yesterday and now have time to prepare all the packing and stuff. Lots of stuff. I have just had a little think about what I need to take and am already feeling overwhelmed. I hope I don't forget anything. But like I said to my husband, we are not going to a third world country so if we forget anything we can just buy it, right? Hopefully. Anyway I am the queen of the last minute so I have done no packing yet. I will hopefully not leave it till the last minute this time.

There was a time a few years ago when we were going on a trip to Vanuatu. As usual it came to the night before and, you guessed it, not packed. I tried to pack but I ended up spending the night in the toilet throwing up. Not good. I thought after a good nights sleep I would feel better and get up early and pack. We had to leave home by 5.30 am to get to the airport (2 hours away). Well the alarm didn't go off and I woke up at 5.30am when we were supposed to leave. Well we all flew into a panic and packed at the speed of lightning, rushed out the door and started madly calling the airline to tell them we were still coming. We finally made it and it turned out the terminal had checking in issues and they couldn't check us in for another hour, so we ended up being early, so to speak. The lesson to learn here is always leave things to the last minute because it will turn out ok in the end. (I only forgot 2 things in my last minute packing, job well done really) :)