Ula has returned to school in Minnesota and we will all miss her terribly, but we tried to make her last day in Florida a good one.
The weather turned nice and warm for the first time since New Years Eve, so we were able to spend some time outside, enjoying the sunshine. We found a way to combine two things that Ula enjoys, mini golf and piracy, by going to Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf on International Drive in Orlando.
We arrived at the airport at 3 a.m. Saturday morning:
Except for the whole "not getting enough sleep" part, it's actually a good time to be at an airport. There are no crowds or noise.
There are also no employees to check-in the bags. When we arrived at the bag check-in lines, we found several people laying on the floor napping, as they waited for someone to show up to work.
It's always a tearful good-bye.
Comforting Blaze with some frozen yogurt:
We spent the day in Orlando, shopping and eating at places we don't have at home and it was really fun, but about once every hour, Blaze would tell us how sad he was that his sister was gone. There were fewer tears this time, though, so I think he is growing up. I gave Ula her first cellphone for Christmas, so it will be easier for Blaze to talk to her now. He actually got a chance to talk to her again, before we even left Orlando, because she called to let us know that she had arrived safely at her house in Minnesota.