Sunday, February 15, 2009

Florida Trip

Allen had a convention in Florida. As much fun as conventions are, I thought it would be more fun it I took some friends with me. That way I could play during the day with the girls and then all of us could hang out in the evenings.

The first night we got there we found a grocery store and bought the being top on the list.
Lindsey H, Natalie R, Noreen M, Allen M.
The second day the weather was colder then normal so we decided to do a little shopping.
Noreen M, Lindsey H, Natalie R.
That night Natalie taught us how to do her "Crazy" smile. We laughed and laughed and laughed. I had a hard time getting it down. It may have been because I was laughing so hard.
Allen M, Lindsey H, Natalie R, Noreen M.

The third day was a buys day. We went rented canoes and went on a self guided alligator hunt.
Natalie R, Lindsey H. Noreen M.
We found one!
Alligator and Noreen M.

Lindsey was excited to find a cute turtle.
We had so much fun going up and down the river. We had to go under many fallen trees.
Lindsey H, Natalie R.
Noreen M, Lindsey H, Natalie R.
Natalie R. & Lindsey H. were in a canoe together and Allen and I were in a canoe together.
After canoeing, we took Allen back to his convention and the girls went to Clearwater beach.
Natalie R. & Lindsey H.
Natalie R. & Noreen M.Noreen M. & Natalie R.We got some Henna tattoo's. The fourth day I had my camera but Allen had the disk so I wasn't able to take any pictures. But we went to a Pirates Parade. It was Tampa's city days. It was so much fun. Everyone on the street was dressed up as pirates, every float was a pirate ship, and there were beads being thrown everywhere. We had a blast!
Natalie R, Noreen M, Lindsey H.
Once we got back to the hotel Allen had a dinner for the convention where they were handing out awards. Allen received two awards and his father received two awards.
Allen M. & Noreen M.
The fifth day was our last day there. We went back to Clearwater beach and enjoyed what we could of our last day.
We all did different things. I went around taking pictures, Natalie and Lindsey caught some rays and did some reading and Allen picked up a game or two of beach volleyball.
Allen M.
Lindsey H, Noreen M, Natalie R.
Noreen M. & Allen M.
We had already checked out of our hotel so we took turns changing in the car. Once we were changed we jumped in the car and drove straight to the airport with sandy feet and all. We got back to Utah where it was snowing.
It was a great trip. I miss the warmth and the sun.


Bret Bushman Family said...

What a fun trip, to bad we couldn't make it...glad your home, love the pictures you got

Kara said...

I'm glad you had such a fun trip! The photos are terrific. Congrats on the awards, to!

Mel said...

How fun! I am totally and completely jealous!