Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Last Weekend

Remember that the plan was for Rick to leave Saturday morning and take Adam south to Merritt Island to mission camp. The girls and I would be heading north to Valdosta and on to Macon the next day for Jessica's music camp. Rick had been having a lot of trouble with the van--it has 285,000 miles on it.



Rick and Adam left about 6:10 a.m. The girls and I didn't leave until about 7:30. Both Rick and I had to go north and then east before we headed our separate directions. That's the fun of living in the panhandle. You can't just drive south east because there is an ocean in the way. Anyway, we drove the hour north and then got on the major highway east. Just as we got on it, I saw Rick standing by the high way but no sign of the van. He was just standing there! So I pulled over. Jessica didn't see him and thought I pulled over because something was wrong with the SUV. Turns out the van had died but Rick had gotten it off on an exit, left the van and Adam and had gotten a ride back to the highway so he could watch for me. He'd been standing there an hour.

We got the car towed to a service station and found out that the engine was dead. No real surprise. There were no rental cars in that city or nearby so we drove on to the next large city and got Rick a rental car so he could get Adam to camp and pick Ty up at the airport.





We went and ate at a mall food court before we went our own way. Rick got into a lot of construction so ended up not taking Adam to camp Saturday. They picked Ty up at 10:30 at the Orlando airport and then dropped Adam off Sunday a.m.

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They bring their stuff in a card board box and are given large duffel bags. Adam was suppose to be on the Haiti team but didn't raise enough money and is on the home team in FL instead.
The girls and I had lost our enthusiasm for Wild Adventure by then so found Build a Bear at the mall and got sunglasses for our animals.

We got a hotel and hung out in the pool.
The next day we went to Wild Adventures for a few hours.




This is the most awesome water ride! You go down the green/blue tunnel. It doesn't look like much of a drop into the big cone part but it feels like it from the inside. You fly way up, back and forth in the cone. It feels like you are going to go clear around in a circle but obviously you don't.









We dropped Jessica at music camp (see post below)
Jasmine and I got a hotel for the night.

Jasmine and I stopped by Wild Adventures for a couple hours on our way home

4 comments:

One Crowded House said...

my goodness- you guys have had a crazy few days!

Karen said...

Oh, I hate car trouble, and I'm so glad that it worked out okay. Whew, Kathy, you made me tired just reading your whirlwind activity. Pray all the mission trips will go well and all be blessed.
Blessings

Lisa said...

You're one of several people I know who have had car problems lately. Glad you both got everyone where they were coming/going. The tube water slide looks like lots of fun! Where is this Wild Adventures park? Do you have season passes?

Kathy C. said...

It's in southern GA near where we lived before moving to FL. The girls and I have passes. I left it up to everyone on whether or not they thought they'd use them and if they were willing to pay half. The guys have gone with us a couple times on visitor days.