First, we drove four hours to Green Bay where we ate at Five Guys Burgers and Fries (pretty good, won't go there again) and welcomed in 2011 in a hotel room.
A hotel room that had cable, which is totally foreign to my children as we have not had it for the last five years. They were absolutely enthralled. What was so interesting you ask? The commercials. They insisted we buy every little gadget they saw. Thank heavens we don't have cable at home or I would have no money.
In the morning, we leisurely ate breakfast and got packed up and then braved the subzero temperatures to head for the airport. Oh wait, except our flight didn't leave until 4:30 pm (we only came a day early because the weather reports were scary for January 1 and we didn't want to drive in that or be stuck in it). So, we went and hung out at Barnes and Noble for a while and then went out to lunch.
Then we headed to the airport via a friend's parents who live close to the airport and let us keep our car in their driveway all week to avoid paying for long term parking.
Aren't my little travelers so cute with their matching suitcases? They carried these on and they have ALL of their clothing in them for the entire trip. Which included (for each of them) 4 pairs of shoes, 5 swimsuits, 2 formal dresses and lots of shorts/pants and t-shirts. I was pretty proud of myself and my packing prowess, thankyouverymuch. And yes, of course it was to avoid paying through the nose for all the airport baggage fees. Ugh.
Then we were off.
To Detroit, that is. Home of the amazing moving sidewalk with the light show set to music.
And after that I have no more pictures because our flight to Miami out of Detroit was so delayed that we didn't get into our hotel until around 1:00 am. Fun times.
Next post (maybe even later tonight!) we'll meet the ship. I know you're on pins and needles....