June 16, 2011

Florida Gulf

Not long after our vacation to Beaufort, we landed in Florida. Around the time we got married, Jessica's parents found a vacation home on the gulf coast in Estero, a city located between Fort Myers and Naples. Instead of trying to brave a 12-hour drive down and back with Ezra, we found affordable plane tickets through Allegiant Air (out of Greensboro, NC into Punta Gorda, FL).

It was supposed to be much easier with a 1 hour and 30 minute, non-stop flight, but it just never works that way. A malfunctioning temperature sensor on our MD-80 kept us stranded at the airport for over seven hours with a five month old to entertain. Eventually, we made it in town safely and began a very peaceful week.

Update: Ezra cut two teeth (bottom row) this week. The little boy is growing up.

Pool Time

Doc's Beach House for Dinner

June 7, 2011

Beautiful Beaufort (NC)

With a long Memorial Day weekend in front of us, we rested on the couch that Saturday afternoon with no plans in sight for the first time in ages. The television came to a rest on a random news channel, and the first news story grabbed our attention: an anchor from Blackbeard's ship was just discovered off the coast of Beaufort, NC. Read the article here.

We love North Carolina low country. The following, short conversation ensued:

Jessica:  "Let's go there."
Justin:  "When?"
Jessica:  "Now."
Justin:  "Okay."
Jessica:  "Really?"

By nothing short of a miracle from God, we found a low-priced, baby-friendly, and pet-friendly bed & breakfast in Beaufort. AND they had one more room available that night. On Memorial Day weekend no less. Within an hour, we were packed and headed east.

Our time there was short, but it was just what we needed. On a side note, going on vacation with a baby definitely isn't easy.