Thursday, July 30, 2009
Day 119 - July 29th
Today is the day we surprised Ginger with a little vacation! We had been planning a cruise to Alaska, but our attorney ate up that money, so we scaled it down a little. I was able to get all packed up in the car and her have no idea. We went and grabbed lunch at Sonic and picked up Daddy at noon from work. We hopped on the highway and that's when the questions of "Where are we going?" started. The screams of excitement of going on vacation and staying at hotel were worth the wait of telling her until we were on our way. It also helped the questions of "How many more days till we leave?" completely not even exist. Then when we told her we were going on a 6 hour drive to get there, the excitement didn't last long. We took a little detour to Branson to pick up a perfect little gift from the Gilbert family. Thank you April & Alex, you totally rock! We made it to St. Louis about 7:45 and were exhausted. Ginger fell asleep in the car just as we were coming in to St. Louis and only slept about 10 minutes before we got to the hotel. But I guess that was just long enough to giver her some energy. We were ready to crash, but Ginger got her second wind. We watched a little TV, unpacked, and had some peanut butter & honey sandwiches and popcorn. These are the pictures of Russ trying to get her into bed. What a great room! She loves her secret bed that hides in the couch, and we love our own separate bedroom. Already, a great vacation!