Monday, July 20, 2009

Friend Makin Monday: Vacations

Today Miss Jolanthe at No Ordinary Moments is hosting FMM since Kasey is still on her wonderful vacation (and is doing a great job keep us posted on her travels). Be sure to check out Jolanthe's blog because she has adorable children, great ideas and she likes to read (with a nice book giveaway here and there!).

So, today Jolanthe has us discussing vacations:

This task has two parts {numbered ever-so-nicely for you}. You can do either one or both ~ it's up to you!

1. Tell us about the best {or worst} vacation that you've ever taken.
2. Tell us FIVE places/vacations that you would like to take at some point your life. It doesn't have to be next year...maybe it's the vacation of a lifetime or somewhere you just dream of going years from now.

1. Destin, Florida 2008 was the best vacation EVER! This was the first family vacation we'd taken and we were all so excited. I searched for a while to figure out where we should go and in my search I saw pictures of Destin and fell in love. Shortly after that I talked to my friend Jodie and she told me that's where she and her family had been on vacation for the past two years and they loved it. I was sold.

We rented a condo and decided to drive. My mom went with us so it was nice to have 3 drivers (even though Rondell did most of the driving). It was also nice to always have someone in the back to take care of the kids. They did great on the drive and because of that we decided to drive straight through...16 hours!

We had a great time. We swam in the heated pool, went to the beach, tried to fly a kite, shopped at the outlet mall, took naps, laughed, and the biggest highlight for me...swimming with a dolphin. Also while we were there we had the best meal that we made ourselves. We had crab, lobster tail, shrimp, salad and baked potatoes. We recently tried to recreate that same meal. We also ate out at Pompano Joe's...yum!

Our plan is to make this an annual trip.

The view from our balcony.

Here I am swimming with a dolphin...truly one of the best moments of my life.

2. Here's my list of 3 vacations I would like to take at some point in my life:

1. Arizona...I want to meet my blog friend Amy and see the Grand Canyon.

2. Denver, CO...I've seen pictures from other people who have traveled here and I would LOVE to see those mountains. It just looks like a beautiful and peaceful place to go.

3. The Caribbean...I'd love to go with just Rondell and just relax with no worries.


Jolanthe said...

So JEALOUS that you got to swim with a dolphin!!! :) We've been to Destin too and loved it! :)

And Colorado Springs...the list of places to go can just be endless, can't it?

Ave said...

Seems that you had super cool vacation in florida. And Carribean would be a nice place to visit too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

We really like Destin too! It is the nicest beach close to us {it's only about 3hours}! The water is always beautiful!

Vivienne said...

That sounds like a wonderful family vacation! I've never been to Florida and I will have to check that place out if I ever get out that way.
If you go to the Grand Canyon, I suggest a Fall or a spring trip.

jenjen said...

What a fun vacation Kelli! And your list to do sounds really great too! There are so many, I don't know if I can make a list!


Lauren said...

I have always wanted to swim with dolphins! How incredible!

Angie S said...

What a wonderful view from the balcony. I would LOVE to swim with the dolphins...amazing!!!

Christy said...

Oh my god that meal you made yourselves sounds delicious. Can you tell I haven't eaten lunch yet?

We've been to Destin too, and just loved it! This year we tried out an area near Bradenton and loved it even more - we're hoping to make it a yearly trip too!

I hope you get to visit Arizona, Denver and the Caribbean sooner than later.

Chrissy said...

I would love to visit Florida, have only been to the airport so that doesn't count!

Oh and when you make it out to AZ, you should stop in and say hi! I am in Phoenix!

Happy FMM!

honeysuckle said...

Destin looks like a beautiful place to vacation. It sounds like a wonderful vacation for everyone. I would like to go to the Caribbean also. I went to Arizon in August once. I would not recommend it at that time--Very hot! Happy FMM

Emily said...

Love the pictures from Destin. I've never actually swam with the dolphins but have heard it's a lot of fun!
My brother recently moved to Denver too and I've been dying to go out there and visit him!

Lindsay said...

oo sounds like an amazing vacation! I would love to swim with dolphins as well!

Tina said...

Destin is so beautiful.....we love Florida!

Happy FMM!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I have always wanted to swim with a dolphin!! How great!!

Destin is beautiful!!


snickie said...

Destin is beautiful! I might need to add that to my list :)

Rhonda said...

What a fun vacation! I love the beach! I really want to swim with the dolphins some day! How cool!

I would like to go to the Carribean too! Happy FMM!