Looking back, I suppose the trip was a test of sorts to see just how well Mom and Susie Q could get along. We are an incredibly mobile family and this is just a testament to what we consider mobility even under the circumstances. It may seem as though we are a bit tough on Mom but the truth of the matter is that she is the stubborn one pushing to do more and more and more. An example of her determination, which I have been asked to describe in detail by Dad, was revealed to the occupants of the Tucson International Airport as Mom insisted that SHE pull her own luggage. I am sad to report that I do not have pictures of the two of them fighting over baggage beside the carousel. For those keeping score, Mom won with the following statement: "If you don't let me pull my own bag, I'm going to tell the security guard that some man is trying to steal my bag!" Savannah, Jeremy, and I both agreed that she has passed the point of return and we can all come together and agree that this woman, however she may have been set back, is independent to lengths that most would not bother...and we will not be trying to carry her luggage, or help her in/out of a vehicle any time soon. I am posting several pictures just so all of you can see how easy Mom makes all of our galavanting look and how much, very necessary and very long awaited, fun we all had.
Day One: SEA WORLD
|Cousin It's Cousin...Hollywood|
|What Savannah's new bangs looked like BEFORE the brush|
|Stuck on the Atlantis ride...unanimously we decided they should just let us go again|
|The Den/Savannah's new home|
|The "Special Susie Q Seats"|
|Shamu showing off!|
|The Riddle Family!!|
|I did not make her do this|
|Dad is yelling because the turtle is biting his ear...through plate glass|
Day Two: Boats, Ships, Subs and MORE!!!
|This is not a mirror|
|No you CAN'T drive Dad!|
|You would think they were dancing...but no...its THE walk|