We had a very lazy 4th of July.
We arrived at Ft Lauderdal Airport at 11:30 pm on Sat night. We were picked up by the hotel shuttle and went to a pretty mediocre Days Inn for the night. In the morning we had some "breakfast" and picked up our rental car and then tried to go to church.
We have a problem with getting to church when we're in Florida. The last time we were here (3 years ago) we made an extra effort to travel on Sat so that we could go to church on Sun. We got to the building and they were having a regional conference that ended 10 minutes after we got there.
Well, this time we got to the building just before 11 and there were no cars there at all. Strange. I checked my info and the meeting started at 11:30. There was a park next door so we let the kids play over there and watched for cars to start arriving - they never did. One couple walked up to the church and we went and asked them if they were in that ward. They were just visiting like us and had just called and found out that the building was closed due to construction inside and that the ward was meeting across town, still at 11:30. By this point it was 11:20 and we were going to try and find the building but once we got on the freeway I realized we would never make it. So we headed north to West Palm Beach where we are staying for the week.
We got to the Residence Inn well before check in time but lucked out and found our friends from our ward who are staying here also and they let us hang out in their room until we could get into ours.
The kids got sucked into a Star Wars marathon that was on all day and night. We spent the rest of the day in our room watching Star Wars, getting unpacked and settled in. We were going to try and go to fireworks but the twins fell asleep and Taylor said he'd rather watch Star Wars, plus it was raining.