Once. We went on a childless vacation. We explored a city we’d never experienced. Heard sounds we’d never heard. Tasted palate pleasing cuisine.
Once. We got bitten by the travel bug.
Today, I’m dreaming of more adventures.
Our adventure began, early evening… a road trip with a 6 month old, a 3 year old and two exhausted parents. 10 hours in a car, to Pensacola. Sadly, my godfather, and uncle, passed away and we hadn’t been up to see them. I wish so bad that we had gone sooner – but we made the best of the sadness… and spent some time with my amazing Auntie.
So behind her house, is this AMAZING little “forest” Chech called it. It was really just an overgrown lot – but every once in a while my aunt said Deer would pass through. I’m just a fan of this beautiful golden light.
We TRIED to go walk around Downtown the first day – but it was 40 degrees. Wind was NUTS. So these South Floridians took one step out of the car, saw some dolphins swimming in the harbor, and bee lined it straight back to the car.
We settled for some take out pizza, coloring and cartoons at home instead. Which was perfect, considering we got to hang out and talk to my Auntie – and see all the amazing pictures from her and my Uncle’s road trip around the US. They took these beautiful photos of all these national parks they had visited… and I got to hear stories about how much fun they had. 🙂
On our last day in town, Javy and I took the girls into Downtown Pensacola to explore while my Aunt took care of some things around the house.
Here, we stumbled across the Pensacola Children’s Museum – where we had so much fun playing in the market and historically themed exhibits. Pretty darn cool!
Then we took a walk around downtown… checking out the park squares, the “Old” town and we even wandered over to a tiny beach.
Although the reason for our visit wasn’t the best – it was a chance for us to spend some time with my Auntie and enjoy her company.
I miss her much.
Because sometimes, a little cardio is all you need to calm the heck down.
This time last weekend, I was waking up to the ocean.
The time last weekend, I was being your generic moody preggo chick.
This time THIS weekend, I miss my little brother.