Christmas in Clearwater

Trip Start Dec 14, 2008
Trip End Dec 31, 2008

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday the 20 th December

We ended up at Clearwater Marriott's hotel which was great.

Sunday we started with our breakfast and then got a shuttle to the beach which was great.

Monday a bit chilly so we went to Sarasota with our rented car to a Outlet Big on.

The children should get some new clothes to Christmas since we had got some money to buy them for from uncles and aunt in Norway.

And I was looking for a nice purse for myself. I didnīt find anyone.

The girls got some nice clothes from Gymboree and some nice outfit jackets from GAP

Our nearly 12 year old boy got a lot of clothes from GAP too. It was already cheap but with a extra Christmas 40 % off it went even better.

After wards we went to Cracer Barrel sorry I spells the name wrong for sure, but I hope You understand what I mean.

This was a great place

Good service I mean really, really good service and I liked the food. The other ones well they didnīt like it so much before the dessert. I had a pecan pie which was great We had a lot of sodas to drink and coffee as well and surprise it cost 38,58 dollars

Wow After wards we bought some stockings to all of us at sale. Great ones too.

The service was so good so we left about 10 dollars to our waiter. And here is a little problem I think.

The service was so great for a little amount of money other places which was more expensive where the food was not as good either, or the service wansīthat good either You had to put of more when tipping just because the amount of the dinner is higher. That is Just a Thought.

Back to the hotel and next day the T and JM wanted to go to Lisaīs clubhouse which we as parent thought was a bit strange, but we wanted to make our children happy and we wanted to buy some more Christmas present so we let them in there.

We the parents with Grumpy , me and little C which isnīt old enough to enter the clubhouse went for a mall nearby oh , sorry think its called Country house Mall Where I met Macy's for the first time.

This has to be my favorite place on earth even if I didnīt buy anything for myself ,I liked the store.

But first we entered the Sears, Husbond wanted Levis jeans and he found the two pair of jeans and another one, and we got a wallet for our son to put in his stockings. After husbond had paid He announced that he was finished so now we could go......

I think Not I said, we are not going anywhere, I havenīt seen anything yet, and the children are placed and we can stroll around here some more hours.

He didnīt want to, but He had to. At this point I was fed up with his attitude.

We found a Disney store where I got Disney princesses for the stockings to C and T for 9 dollars each ,it was Mulan and Jasmin. Mulan to T which she didnīt liked very much.

And then we found Macyīs what a great store that was

I didnīt buy anything but decided that I would go there at the 26 th again since I knew we was getting some money for the kids and for us from parents as Christmas presents. I had kept them for myself for several months now, so I knew this.

Back to the hotel too pick up the Kids which had been in Liza's clubhouse which they liked very much,and then of to Johns Pass and pizza time, we bought two pizzaīs big ones and 3 slices for the girls, Plates was empty when finish eating, and we strolled around the area and I bought 5 pair of Long sleeves sweater for us one for each person which turns color when in the sun.

Christmas Eve day 24 th December

Woken up in the morning 82 F outside and my stocking was on my pillow where i found some money from Grumpy which was great I needed them badly.

So of to the beach again this time we took the car.

Great to be on a beach when people at home sat ready for dinner when we arrived at the beach.

We called home and heard about winter storms, snow and ice, we was so glad we wasnīt there.

Evening we ate at the Cubans restaurant next door to Marriott's it was a choice we had done, since It looks so nice there and they had so much Christmas over it.

Good Ta pas starters and children's menu was good,and we the adults had a cocktail before start which I gave to Grumpy. We also had a bottle of wine which was the second and the last bottle of wine we had at our Florida trip, the first one was at Spoodles

Dinner for us adult was a hit and miss I think.

Dessert was big and good Chocolate cake.

When entering back at hotel we got to meet Santa he was visiting the hotel and the children got some christmaspresent and milk and cookies, and we got a nice Christmas Photo with Santa with all of us.

A great day and we opened presents.

25 th December

By the pool and the Clearwater pier

26 Beach first ,then Back to the countryside Mall and we split up.

T wanted a digital Camera for her Christmas money and JM wanted some games( which I tried to say ; I donīt think they will work in Denmark, When shall they ever lissen) I on the other hand went to Macyīs with C my little one to buy her some things for her money, she picked it all out herself a skirt, three new underwear's with thinker bell on and a lovely dress

Pink one with strops. I also found a dress for T since she soon had Birthday on our trip . It was 60 % off the prices and the nice lady in Macy's help us with some more of so C actually just used 20 dollars or something. That was great.

On the way back we ended up at Burger King. HM ,Not so good.

Next day we should leave back to Orlando and Universal for 4 more days.
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