Friday we all met up at Donna and Dorean's work to gather before heading out. Donna and I got there like 5 minutes late, which ended up okay because we had to for Mimi and all the people she was picking up. This is us waiting...
Once we all got there everyone was hungry, except Donna and I (we were the only ones who had eaten breakfast). We went to McDonald's for breakfast. Yes I know so healthy.
Right to Left: Dorean, Rachael, Rebeka, Alyssa, Hannah, and Amanda
Me and Donna (my mother-in-law)
Deanna and Mimi
When we finished eating and went back out to the car guess what we found...
After breakfast, we finally got on the road drove to Tampa. The drive wasn't to bad we only had one person get sick, but we blame that on the rocky driving... just kidding. Our first stop once we got there was to pick up one of Mimi's high school friend named Beverly. Then we all headed to Tarpon Springs. It is a cute little Greek fishing town.
This was the flaming cheese.
And Beverly gave us all candy lips.
After lunch we shopped and looked around.
While in Tarpon Springs it became a joke that Mimi had to stop and try to cover up every naked statue we saw.
After hanging out at Tarpon Springs we hit the road again to drive to our hotel. I didn't realize our hotel was an hour away, but it was okay because we all got to talk and get to know each other better. Once we settled in at our hotel we headed out for dinner. We went to Lee Roy Selmon's and it was really good. If you are ever in Tampa and get the chance to go to it, you should. I shared the best chocolate cake ever with Rachael. And everyone sang Happy Birthday to Mimi.
After dinner some went back to the hotel and the rest of us went and saw the movie Julie & Julia, Mimi was dying to see it. I think I would have liked it better if I had known anything about Julia Childs, but even not knowing anything it was a really good movie.
On Saturday we woke up and went to Starbucks. Guess what I got... a bottle of water. I know boring right, but I don't like coffee. While at Starbucks we decided that we would go the Florida Aquarium. Here are some pictures of everyone else taking pictures and talking.
After the aquarium we went to lunch at Laundry's and then headed home. It was a good weekend, and it was fun getting to know all the women in Joel's family a little better. And we get to do the whole trip all over again next year, only we won't go to Tampa next time.