Thursday, January 31, 2019

5.9.18 Roadtrip Day 9

I wanted breakfast but it was raining so Dave wouldn’t go while I packed up.

The rain stopped by the time we were ready to leave. I went down to get a cart and they don’t let you take one up. They send someone up so I had to go back up and wait for someone. We had them store our luggage until later in the day.

We headed to the bus stop. It was a 10 minute wait until the next one came. We wait and then it’s a trolley not a double decker bus. Dave wants to wait for the next one. They are supposed to come every 20-30 minutes. Dave goes to get some sort of breakfast. He comes back and feeds the kids some apples and I see he has some fruit and a sandwich. He’s starting to eat a sandwich and then eats some cheese out of the fruit tray. He’s also giving the kids fruit that it’s almost out. Then he gives it to me. I did not even know that it was MY breakfast. So I was so annoyed since I was already starving. The kids ate all the fruit and some of the crackers and cheese. I got some crackers and cheese. Then to make matters worse the bus that should come every 20 minutes did not come for over an hour. The kids were beyond done.
Then on the bus it’s a challenge. Miles wants to stand. We are starving.
We make it to the Aquarium finally and have to eat there. The food sucked and was overpriced. It took forever. We did not arrive until 1:20. We had left the hotel before 10 am!

Then we had to rush and barely had any time to spend at the aquarium after we were done eating. We had spent about a half hour eating. The kids enjoyed looking out the window at the water so eating took a long time.

We watched a dolphin show. Miles really enjoyed it but also liked touching the people sitting around us.

We left by 3:15 to try to go catch the bus. We left that early knowing we had to get the car by 5.

Miles fell asleep right near the end of the bus ride. He woke up after a minute but then he was back to sleep. We got off the bus a stop early because the guy took a restroom break. Miles stayed asleep. I was holding him and pulling the wagon. That was a real struggle. Dave took over pulling the wagon. It was still so difficult to hold Miles. I kept repositioning. It was so hard to carry the dead weight. We made it to get the car with 17 minutes to spare. Good thing we left the aquarium early.

Then we had to go get our baggage from the hotel. We got it at 4:57 and had to get it by 5. 

Then it was a real struggle driving out of the city.

6:12 PM - We stopped at a super charger for about 15 minutes.

Then we decided to stop at a famous pizza place. It was one on the outskirts of the city and it kind of had bad reviews but we took our chances. It was one they have everywhere but somehow this one had bad reviews. Giordano’s

Well the waitress was so busy so someone else got our drinks. She brought 4 glasses filled to the brim. That is instead of bringing 2 full glasses (but not that full) and 2 kid cups!
The bathroom stall was out of TP.
The fires were under cooked.
The pizza was good.

At dinner some boy thought Ella looked like a princess and asked his mom if he could say hi to the princess. Ella was shy.

We decided to get a hotel super close instead of drive further. We went to Aldi .3 mi from the restaurant and then we went to our hotel about a minute from that.  (We paid at Aldi at 8:32.)
We snacked in the hotel room but Miles wouldn't stop playing with the hotel phone.

10:16 PM Ella is in bed with me. Miles is finally asleep. Dave is snacking. I’m trying to use my computer but since Ella is with me I won’t do much.

The hotel fridge was nice. But the room A/C sure sucked. I set it to 64 degrees and still after 2 hours it was only down to 75 degrees.


Rereading my notes sure makes me think how much stuff was difficult and annoyed me on the roadtrip.

Here are a ton of pictures.

 Look at Miles there with his cashews. He loves them.

 Uh oh. Miles made a mess of cashews on the floor.

 Pictures taken around the city mostly during hop on hop off bus tour.


There you have it! Day 9!

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