Our family vacation started at 4am Thursday morning. We both slept close to midnight doing last minute things and were completed exhausted. Not a good start…starting at 0 energy for our vacation. But doesn’t that always happen?
We woke up the kids, and they were great despite the darkness. Olivia was amazed that is was still so dark. William, well, we literally got him up 5 minutes before we left. We got the airport in no time, thanks to Papa’s anxiousness. We checked in and went through customs with no difficulty. We were able to run around and eat a “proper” (Tim’s croissant and muffins) breakfast before we boarded. Our flight to Charlottle took off at 7:30 and about 8:00am everyone had passed out for the flight. We manage a good flight with no tantrums, minimal crying, and no iPad. It was great!
We got to Charlotte happy and somewhat rested, but starving again. The airport was lovely, and it had a Starbucks every 50 feet. Unfortunately, our stop over wasn’t long enough to enjoy this treat. We had lunch , then family bathroom time, and then we boarded our 3 hours flight to TURKS AND CAICOS.
We manage another nap. A longer one for Miss O thankfully, but William just couldn’t get comfy. Needless to say, we gave lots of snacks, some walking time up and down the aisle, and some iPad time. Finally we landed, with screaming toddler and wanted to jump out of the plane. It was an interesting landing, the waters surrounding the island were beautiful. When we got out of our plane, we were surprised that we had to walk down the plane and onto the tarmac. Olivia was amazed by how big the plane was. Martin and I were amazed by the gust of humid Caribeean air that struck our faces. YAY!!!!!
We left the beach and walk around the Italian village and picked up a couple of pizzas and headed towards our village – the French quarters. Man, we love this all-inclusive stuff. We hadn’t done "all inclusive" ever, so this picking up food and leaving was new to us. We got to our village and had our dinner. We were done. But…the night was not over.