We're back from our "great American adventure" and I will attempt a short (?) recap here, focusing on photos.
We hosted our former Brazilian exchange student's sister and her husband for 2 1/2 weeks, touring several areas of the US with them. Of course, their top priority was visiting the Orlando theme parks so we started there.
After dropping Jo and Igor off at Universal Studios, we headed to The Villages about an hour away to spend a few days with friends.
Since our condo had an extra bedroom, Kelly, Josh and the boys joined us for three days. We went to Cocoa Beach for two days and the boys loved the sand and surf! It was Mitchell's first time at the ocean.
Six days later we flew to Baltimore and took the train to Washington, DC. We rented a lovely house within the city and John, Dana and their boys joined us for the week. We saw many of the iconic landmarks and museums. John's aunt is a NM Congresswoman so we were treated to several "behind the scenes" tours of the White House, Library of Congress, US Capitol, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Drew's favorite part of the trip was riding the subway. Grant not so much!
The boys were troopers, except for a few one-year-old meltdowns!
One week later we flew to Albuquerque, spending the night with Dana and John, and then driving up to Buena Vista, Colorado to visit Bill's 91-year-old aunt and show Jo and Igor the mountains. There was still snow on the mountain-tops which amazed the Brazilians!
Three days later we parted ways at the Albuquerque Airport. Jo and Igor flew back to Brazil via Orlando and we returned home.
Whew! It was a whirlwind trip full of great experiences, fun times with family and friends and wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Now back to the real world...