Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Here I am, in Ft. Walton Beach, FL!
I made it safely to Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Well, technically speaking I'm in Shalimar, at the Fairfield Inn.

I talked to Oronzo and Snuggle Bug on the phone last night before I went to bed. Oronzo told me that when I talked to Snuggle Bug he looked at the phone like he was trying to figure out how I got in there. Then he kept asking, "Go outside, see Mama?" I guess he thought I was outside and he could go play with me if Daddy would just let him go out.

I really love the suggestions I got on my last post on how to help Snuggle Bug understand the passage of time and when I have to travel on business to Las Vegas in September, I'm going to try one. This time, I asked Oronzo to mark off days on the calendar with Snuggle Bug to track the time until I return back home.

This morning I woke up at 6:45 a.m. and stretched in my king sized bed and marveled again at having my own bed with five pillows to sleep in. Oronzo has a tendency to toss and turn a lot so it was nice to get an uninterrupted night of sleep. I went down for breakfast and enjoyed eating breakfast with a couple of my pilots.

As soon as I'm done with this post I'm going to venture out and head to the ocean side boardwalk area between Ft. Walton Beach and Destin. From what I remember from the last time I was here on business there are a lot of neat shops there. I have to scope out some gift ideas for Snuggle Bug and Oronzo. I've promised them both that I'd bring them something back, since they couldn't go on this trip with me.

I've gotten some seafood restaurant suggestions from a local so I'll be enjoying a nice lunch at Anglers before heading in to work at 1 p.m. Thankfully I'll have plenty of R&R time while I'm here. I intend to enjoy it!

I'm bummed that there are no fellow bloggers in this area. I would've loved to arrange an in-person meeting. Oh well, maybe another trip!

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At 7:24 AM, Blogger T with Honey said...

It sounds more like your on vacation than a business trip! I wish I could join you.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Cee Cee said...

Try to enjoy yourself! But I know how you feel leaving your family.


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Baby Bug update
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