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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Last Day of Vacation

These past two weeks have been packed full of school activities, scouts, Easter parties and lots of volunteering.  While it has been a great week I have missed being able to spend time with my blog.  I have tried out some great recipes and look forward to sharing them with you but for now I am finally sitting down to write about our last day of vacation. 

This was the day we disembarked and I must say that it was the WORST disembarkation I have ever experienced.  New Orleans port was not nearly as well staffed as it should have been to handle the amount of people that were coming back.  There were only two, sometimes three, lines for a few thousand people.  The worst part was that people kept cutting in line so it took what seemed like forever to exit the building.

Once we were finally outside we were able to walk right to our bus which we were on for all of five minutes before we got back to the parking garage.  Phillip took Nathan and they went to grab the van while the little two and I stayed with our luggage and waited for them to get back. 

As soon as we were loaded in the car we started our long drive home.  The trip was going to take even longer than normal because it was pouring rain and we had to go slowly.  At lunch time we decided we wanted some country cooking so we stopped at Cracker Barrel to refuel ourselves.


 
 
 
Comfort food at its best!

Once we got about 90 minutes from home we ran into some major floods and had to take the long way around which meant we were going about 5 mph.  Finally we saw civilazation in the form of Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins and decided we deserved a little something good for ourselves.  I mean after all on this last leg of the trip Phillip (who was driving) had dodged a chicken nugget covered with ranch that was thrown at his head for some reason and I had untagled gum that Jacob had stuck in Belle's hair. 

All the houses on the other side were under water.  :-(
 


That evening when we got home we were all more than thrilled to walk in the front door and just relax.