Like most years past, Amanda began looking for flights to Florida and/or California in January. Like most years past, we decided that we just couldn't make it work this year. Then my brother texted me and said that he had spring training tickets to the Twins and that they included passes to on-field batting practice. We had to make it work. So we bought flights and began to plan.
When we got there, Tricia and Alex and their family surprised us. They had driven down and were staying with Joe and Carrie.
So we had lots of cousin time.
As always when I'm in Florida, I wanted to spend my time either at the beach or the pool. We got to do a lot of both.
The Twins experience was great too. The boys got autographs from Tony Oliva, Jason Kubel and Joe Mauer. The day was so hot though, that after watching batting practice all morning, we only made it through the third inning.
We were so thankful for the chance to get out of the snow, see family, relax and be together for a whole week. FL '15, anyone? We'll see.