Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Official Information...

Tomorrow we are heading out! For those who pray...please pray for us(we're going to need it). For those who don't, please just send a nice thought our way. We hope to make it to Vegas by Friday and Saturday...pending the trip and all that "might" happen. Here is our new information.

Adam and Loucinda Sawinski
2601 South Pavilion Center Drive
Apartment 1176
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Our Last Florida Weekend! (For Real...)

Well, this was truly our last weekend here in Florida and we opted to spend it in Orlando. (What a shocker....) We went to the Universal Parks with my brother and really enjoyed the weekend together. We went to both theme parks, spent time at the pool, attended the hotel's luau, and saw Eddie Money in concert. (He's not really our thing, but for 2 hours of open bars and snacks plus a concert, we figured it was worth $25 pp.) It was really nice to spend the time with Trey since we probably won't see him again until Christmas. Anyway, we'll certainly miss our theme park weekends! Here are pics...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Our Tennessee Family Fishing Vacation

For those of you who know our family well, you can just imagine how well this went. Leland Sr. (aka Pappy/Grandaddy), Frances (aka Little Soldier), Mom, Dad, Trey, Leslee, Joey, 26 weeker Job (protected within his mother), Adam, and I all met in Pigeon Forge and began our "vacation." We spent all day Saturday in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinberg playing put-put ("hillbilly-style" down a mountain and "blacklight-style"), laser tag, shopping, and of course...eating in some old favorite restaurants. We branched out a little as well and tried a new Chinese buffet, which was actually really good. On Sunday, we looked at a few properties for my practice and then headed to Spring City, TN where Watts Bar lake was waiting on us. We stayed at the Terrace View Resort and Marina which was ok. Since we are experts with fishing resorts/fishcamps, we gave this one a 5/10. It was clean, but not well-designed for the avid fishing family. (Pool and marina too far away, fish-cleaning area poorly placed 150 yards from the cabin, table for 4 in a 3 bedroom cabin, etc.) But, we made the best of it and fished all day Monday and half of Tuesday. We would have fished more, but the floods stopped us (not that we are scared of a little rain, but the flood brought fog, which makes the lake really dangerous). However, we caught more than enough fish to make a great meal on Tuesday night, so all was good. Overall, the trip went rather well. I will say that cooking for 3 days while in the resort definitely met my quota and therefore I won't need to cook until we return from Las Vegas!!! (Yes, I helped with hamburgers, steaks, cookies, eggs, bacon, grits, and all meals while at the resort. And for those wondering...the resort is 20 miles from the nearest restaurants, grocery stores, etc. so yes...we cooked basically all meals.) Adam dropped me off in Atlanta today for a surgery board review course and he's now driving to Jacksonville. I'll miss him, Fonzie, Abbey, and Lilly. Here are some pics including the largest fish caught (by me, of course), Adam's first catch (small, but at least it was something besides the 3 sticks he "caught"), us on the boat (definitely the best-dressed), Fonzie's sad face as we were leaving, and the beautiful Watts Bar sunset.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Another Fun Weekend...

We didn't exactly plan this, but we ended going to Disney with some friends of ours on Friday. They invited us Thursday and we couldn't possibly refuse. So, Adam and I left Friday afternoon for Orlando. After tons of traffic on I4, we eventually made it to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. We checked in and headed out to Downtown Disney for dinner. We then met Blerina and Mike to see Ratatouille (which is very cute) and made it back to the resort at 1:30 am. We slept in until 10 am and then prepared for the day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park. We arrived at about 1:30 pm, finally found Blerina and Mike around 2:15pm, and then the fun began. We rode every ride (many more than once) and had a blast! Adam and I were pretty sore and really came to grips with the fact that we were aging. Both of us would have paid $100 for a few Motrin (which we forgot in our last minute packing). All we had was some Tylenol Cold, which we settled for (at least it had Tylenol) and lived with our aches until morning. (I then went to the gift shop and paid $7 for 20 Motrin tabs...I'd have paid more...) We had a light breakfast and headed home with a stop at Gander Mountain for some fishing supplies for next weekend. Overall, it was a great weekend!!! Here are some pics...