Fireworks at Epcot
Jaxon taking a power nap
Bryan tried his hand at the boogie board
Jaxon's cute little footie
First walk in the water Suzy, Jaxon, and Jason
Jaxon had his on pack with treats
And we have lift off! For those that would like to see it from the location we were at you can watch the youtube version Suzy found :
Just a small percent of those waiting....
A rare picture with Jaxon and his Hat
After over a year of planning we were able to take a family vacation to Florida. Attending were Jason, Suzy, Jaxon, Bryan, Sara, Larry and Kris. Melissa, Norm and Alex were not able to attend, but we want to make sure they travel with us next time. It was just not the same without the entire family.
Our main purpose was to see one of the last shuttle launches. On May 13 we left SLC and on May 14 we were able to see Atlantis as it lifted off. There were so many people there that Larry was brave and stood in the water. He ended up getting some fantastic shots of the lift-off. After Atlantis was in the air for a few seconds we felt and heard the roar. It was quite emotional. Something I will never forget. We spent 3 nights in the Cocoa Beach Area. We visited the Nasa Complex. Jason, Suzy and Jaxon took some behind the scenes tours. They got to go to secured area's. Larry, Bryan, Suzy and I just did the regular tour and it was fantastic. We got to go to the launch pad and to walk through an International Space Center simulator. We saw where they prepare things that are going to be taken to space for the International Space Center. It was great.
After three days (we could have spent more) we went to the beach and Jaxon got his first swim in the ocean. He loved the sand. He even tried to taste it. We then went to Orlando where we rented a 4 bedroom home with a private pool. I think the boys swam everyday. Jaxon did his fair share as well. The day we left he wanted to get in. He went to the sliding glass door and put his hand up as if to say "Swim, Swim".
We spent a day at Epcot. It was hot, but Jaxon did really well. Larry and I were relieved when he took a nap. We spent about 2 hours in a nice air conditioned building while Jason and Suzy got a chance to take in a few rides. We got to take Jaxon on a ride with us - the Lion King. He did very well. He is a very good traveler. We look forward to many more trips with the grandkids.