In the middle of the night, sometime early August, all of Honeycomb Valley was fast asleep. Except for the Chapman family. Tyler and Riley were sitting in the livingroom, fully dressed. Why, you wonder? They were going on holiday! Remember the holiday their parents booked back in March? To that place with all the water? Well, tonight it was finally time for them to go there! Tyler and Riley were somewhat sleepy, but also very excited! Hurry up, mum and dad! Tyler decided to make sure their fishy had enough food.
Before long, it was time to put the luggage in the car and head for the airport. The weather was dreadful. Lillian was happy to be going somewhere sunny and warm, despite still feeling a little apprehensive about this camping business…
After 6 hours on a plane and 1 hour on a boat, they arrived at the Aquabella Campground and Resort in Isla Paradiso. Andrew was really excited to be finally be there.
You can see pictures of the resort here, on my tumblr.
After checking in, they quickly went to bed. Because of the time difference, it was still night when they arrived and they were all tired from all that traveling. They had a big tent which fitted the whole family.
The next morning, Tyler was the first to wake. He immediately crawled out of the tent. His mother had warned him not to go to the pool yet, but to stay on the campground until at she or his dad were up, so Tyler decided to go and brush his teeth then.
When he came back, the rest of the family had awoken too and after a few quick showers in the shower building, the whole family went to the restaurant for breakfast.
The breakfast buffet was really elaborate! There were sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, yoghurts, even cookies! The boys and Lillian all grabbed something they liked and found a table. Andrew apparently felt better eating at his own table…
After breakfast, all the Chapman boys, both the big and the small, were really anxious to get in that pool! Andrew tried a dive… but slipped and fell. No harm done, he just tried again. The second time round it was looking a lot better already!
Although the boys spent most of their time playing, Tyler also liked relaxing with a book from time to time.
Mum and dad took the opportunity to take a dip in the hottub with some other resort guests….
…and to have a drink at the restaurant together.
But one can’t go exploring without a good breakfast! Even though the restaurant had a great buffet, Lillian wanted to spend this morning with just her boys. So she made a nice breakfast they could all enjoy at the tent.
Yoghurt with fresh fruit is the boys’ favourite breakfast!
Tyler did the dishes.
Their first stop was the town. Lillian took a picture of her boys in front of the fountain. They weren’t feeling like having their picture taken at all, so it didn’t turn out too well…
Andrew decided to participate in an eating contest. Lillian found this a very disgusting tradition, it made her nauseous, so she walked away.
She rather had a nice family picture taken!
And the day wasn’t over yet!