We survived our first family vacation as a family of "4" lets just say our next one will be a club med type of deal. No more house & car rentals, I want room service, food service, people service and a nanny! Our trip to NY and Florida was nice and exhausting all in the same breath. Weather was horrible the rain followed us from California to NY all the way to Florida. Although we got to see Peters family the kids challenged us on daily excursions with temper tantrums and what not. Waking up in a 3 different cities and states in 18 days was just too much. NY sure looked different with my kids in tow and rain. Orlando was just has humid and rainy as it is every time I've gone. Peter did get to go to the new Yankee stadium which was nice, PeterRay finally to to go to his first professional baseball game which now opens the doors for games all over. I did cover some new grounds in NY like Coney Island and Howards Beach "Broad Channel Island". The home we rented on the Island had a view to die for or maybe to desire, a view of the NYC skyline which seemed to be pretty difficult to get to this time around. As for our 3 hour drive to Cooperstown at first sight we all thought how nice, how peaceful; homes designed as far back as the early 1900's. Homes fully restored to their original beings, some of my favorite designs from Craftsman's to Victorians. Nonetheless, after say 2 days of peace and quite I missed the city, the suburbs, malls and city life. Regardless of my homesick issues we all enjoyed visiting "Baseball Hall of Fame", Doubleday Field and my favorite Farmers Market. Once all checks were complete in NY we were off to Florida. Once in Orlando we took the kids to both Disney World and Wild Animal Park, visited with more family and cleaned our pores out from the 90% humidity we walked into.
After 18 glorious days our flight touched grounds in California and I came home not only appreciative for being able to take our children to new states and cities but for what I have here at home, so appreciative I'm still soaking in my home.