Mother’ Day Weekend! How you celebrated?

For me to have a happy Mother’s Day Weekend equals to have a great family time. Before Jorge came to our lives I used to take make a reservation in Coronado Spring Hotel in Disney World for the weekend for me and my kids. Seen my kids happy, all weekend long at the pool going down the water slide millions of time used to make the best gift I could ever had. They were little and they used to enjoy that very much, we also went to dinner together, walk the resort, and at night when they were so tired we watch a movie at the room until we all fall to sleep.

Now I have two teenager and our family is bigger with Jorge in our lives. It’s been 3 years since the last time we were at Coronado Spring, so I decided to do a reservation again now with Jorge with us too. It is funny to me how things were so different this time.

My kids have different interest now… To make the story short, it was nothing like the past years, on Saturday Jorge had to take some time to do his homework for his last class of his MBA. My son Jay, was more in to the Gym and running around the resort on the jogging trail. That left my daughter and me by ourselves, and even though I enjoy her company very very much, the feeling of being all together, wasn’t there.

 

 

Thank’s God for Sunday! We all stop our personal interests and obligations and decided to do everything together… I would not say more, I will show you our great time together. 🙂

 

Just for fun here a slow motion ping-pong video!! 🙂

 

After we got home, Jorge and me went for a bike ride, we have dinner in a close by restaurant and relax for a while. We bike back home with dinner for the kids. We ended our weekend playing a monopoly card game were Jay and Jadzia were the winners… we were tired 😉

Family time, no matter where, close to home or far, is the best gift I could ever have.

I hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend too!

So, how you celebrated? What you did for this past Mother’s Day Weekend? You do the same thing every year? For me, this will be the last Coronado Spring Resort. Next year we will explore the west coast of Florida. Ana Maria Island!! I will love to hear from you! I will like to know what fun tradition you do during this family oriented weekend.

Until then…

xamlinnette 🙂

 

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Tram 28

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One of the first things you do as a tourist in Lisbon is ride the tram 28 to have a little taste of what the city is about. After walking more that 30 minutes and had a cold sandwich for breakfast with coffee, we were trying to find our way in Lisbon. With a list of things in hand and a map from my cellphone, we were trying to identify the streets and places we wanted to see that day. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, and while walking around it was impossible not to enjoy the royal blue skies that farther down in our walk, changed to a light blue with thin and puffy white clouds, also there was a little touch of coolness in the air. When we got closer to the Tagus river, the sun was making all the efforts of taking away that refreshing cool air, putting me in a position of taking my sweeter and put it again over and over again.

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Rossio

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Rossio

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Praca Da Comercio

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Praca De Comercio

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Bridge 25 Abril

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Me with the sweeter on 🙂

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Between the battle of taking my sweeter on and off, taking pics in Praca da Comercio, and trying to follow our schedule on time we finally got to the tram 28 stop. Waiting at the stop, more people kept coming and joining us on the wait for tram 28, we were wondering how we were going to fit with so many people there. For my surprise when the tram arrived, my view was of a yellow rectangular box full of standing people smelling each other like sardines, at the stop few of those sardine people left the tram and twice got in. We decide to stayed, I wanted to enjoy the ride and take pictures and all the whole 9 tourist yard! Thanks God for patience, It was worthy the wait, we let 2 trams go by and the thirth one it was ok, we were standing but at least there was enough space for breathing. A little bit farther down in our ride, in one of the stops some people left and we were able to sit by the window and that way we were able to enjoy one of the first things tourist should do when going to Lisbon. Here is a little bit of our ride. 🙂