Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I had been planning on bringing the kiddos down to see my mom for several weeks...but up until the day before we left I wasn't 100% positive. You see we were going to "non-rev", which in airline terms means flying completely stand-by after all of the paying customers get on the plane. You see I was a flight attendant for about 17 years before I retired after Cubby was born. And unlimited flying benefits for myself, Chip and the kiddos was my treat! But can you believe this is THE FIRST time I've ever taken all of the kids??? Every other time we've wanted to come to Florida was at holiday times and the flights are always full with no chance of getting on....And actually I only found out the day before this trip that Cubby wasn't even on my pass! I called to "list" us for the flight and he wasn't even there....major stress and panic ensued while I called and faxed for hours getting him officialy put on....but we made it! We didn't get on the first flight we tried for to Charlotte...but got on the next one an hour and half later....then hopped a flight to West Palm from there....it all worked out great. We may have to try it again sometime :) Anyhoo....we are enjoying some wonderful days here in Delray Beach. It is EMPTY at this time of the year now that "season" is over and the snowbirds have gone home.
We spent our first day at my mom's beach club...it's just a block up the road from her house...the ocean is like bath water...almost 85 degrees. There is a pool too and to keep the water temperature cooler for the summer months there is a chiller for it! I've never heard of such a thing. Here's Cubby walking up to the club for lunch...they even have a mister hose to walk along because the sand is burning hot! We feel so pampered here....the guy carries your stuff down to your chairs, brings you towels and puts up the umbrellas for you! What a treat!!
And look at these faucets where you rinse the sand off before going into the pool...aren't they the cutest????? Perfect for a beach club!
We ate lunch out on the veranda with a cool breeze....look at this view! This picture doesn't do it justice...and see those blue spots way out there...those are our umbrellas :)
What a beautiful way to start our vacay!