After being up all night doing laundry and packing as we are last minute packers we were not in the best of shape getting up at 4 am to get to the airport. We made it to the Park N’ Fly after a little detour ( I took a wrong turn). With the Economy parking at FLL gone this was our cheapest option. We used to pay $7 per day in the Economy lot now its $10 at the Park N’ Fly but it was cleaner, safer, the bus transport was nice and clean, the driver was super helpful and we got to the airport in 5 min.
We did check in and print boarding passes at home so we just needed to drop the luggage off. Standing in a long line that we thought would take forever really took like 20 min. Not bad. While in line I received and overheard 3 comments about our family. One was a St. Thomas Aquinas football Coach that commented on how Jermaine and Cameron were definitely football players. A Spirit employee asked me if I was taking my athletic team to a game. The boys were cracking jokes on how they were the water polo team traveling.
We made it through security with only 2 of the 5 of us getting molested or as Cameron describes it “massaged”. Kevin and Ashton were TSA pre-checked so they could walk on through. After spending $50 on airport food breakfast for everyone we were ready to take off.
The flight was quick but when Spirit states no frills they aren’t kidding. Luckily the boys all got seats together and Jermaine and I had exit row seats so Jermaine could have some extra leg room that he really needed. Besides one screaming baby the flight was good and only about 2 1/2 hrs. long.
Then onto the next adventure of getting the rental car. We had to take a bus to the rental center and walking in there was more lines. We were lucky that we rented from Dollar and there was no line. We got a mid-size SUV so all my big guys could fit. We walked out to choose one and there was only one left. Nissan Rouge, not bad.
After sitting in traffic in Revere forever and driving on what you people call highways in MA, the speed limit is only 50/55, we made it to Gloucester. By this time it had been about 3 hours since the guys ate so I had to swing into McDonald’s (Ewwww) to feed them before things went terribly bad. Then off to my Aunts house to settle in for the next few days.
Breathing the clean air with no humidity was amazing. We sat outside for hours and the boys were running around in the backyard. It was nice to sit outside and be able to breath and not sweat. Everyone napped but Ashton then we went to dinner with Alicia and Peter.
We had to expose Jermaine to some fresh fried seafood and real clam chowder. We went to Captain Carlos in Gloucester. The 5 of us shared 2 fisherman’s platters that we could not finish. (The boys will be posting a review later). After some drinks, dinner, and laughs we took Jermaine on a tour around the city pointing out the home the boys were raised as babies in, my mom and dad’s house, the typical tourist spots and the beach.
We went home and everyone was ready to chill after a long day. Pretty uneventful but we had lots of laughs traveling as a family. Next up we have a trip to Patriots Place and dinner at the Azorean!
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