Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Back from a Southwest Florida Odyssey

Hank tries to wrap his head around the incoming tide - Crescent Beach, Northeast FL

We just returned tonight from a pretty massive roadtrip.  Including "stop time" for Hank to run off some energy every day, we put in two days running south (12.5 and 9.5 hours) and two days returning north (12 hours and 7.5 hours).  I had easily 200 ounces of caffeine on each 36-hour journey.   We got to see a lot and do relatively little during our trip.  Hank was a complete rock star and had almost no melt-downs (and no major melt-downs) during the entire trip.  A lot to ask of a 14-month old.  He is very happy to be home.....that's for sure.   We saw an awful lot of him over the last week and it really seemed like he was growing up before our eyes. 

I'm excited about the in-laws' new house in Sarasota County and the fun we'll have there over the next few decades (I'm a long term kind of guy).  I'm looking forward to telling you all about what I saw and learned in Southwest Florida, and some assumptions and preconceptions I was wrong about.  And some I was right about, because it's funny to be cynical.

But right now, I am freaking worn out.  Back to work today. See y'all later this week.


Leigh, Andrea Leigh Gil said...

Awe!!! That is the sweetest picture ever!

Kirk Mantay said...

Thanks Leigh, it is one of my favorite of him :)

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