Abbie & Brian

Florida vacation for family time and wedding planning!

posted May 30th, 2013 by

The Sacklip household is officially glad the school year is over! To celebrate we’ve come to Florida to visit my folks, jump in the ocean, and get back to planning the wedding (which was on-hold during school) while sipping mimosas by the pool.

Oh yeah, and eating home made warm tapioca pudding too :)

We’re working on

  • finalizing sleeping arrangements
  • tracking down a reliable pig roaster rental
  • a hefty Maumee Bay Brewery order (with possible custom bottle decals)
  • bride and groom team dress
  • lawn games

Some folks should have received an email from Abi today about staying in the lodge.

Leave a comment below with any input on the above, especially cool lawn game ideas!

In the meantime, here are just a few pics from this great trip/break/family time so far. (More to come)


Saturday morning sunrise on the way to a 6:30am flight out of Bloomington, Illinois.


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When in Florida do as the Montanans! The first place we go after Mom picks us up is this ginormous beer/wine depot, bigger and stocked more than any place I’ve ever seen.  Thought of Sasha when I saw these shelves of cider!


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There’s this place my folks frequent that’s an all-in-one bowling alley, lazer tag, arcade and miniature golf course.  Sounds weird, I know.  Except it also has a big restaurant and sports bar that offers 2-for-1 drinks every day and surprisingly good food.  We bowled a few frames after dinner before seeing the new Star Trek movie.


Lots more to discuss, but while I’d rather be blogging than facebooking, i’d rather be swimming than blogging!

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2 Responses to “Florida vacation for family time and wedding planning!”

  1. Sasha says:

    Tweeted it to you, but I’ll make a note of it here, too. We’ll try kubb sometime soon, I think you’ll like it. We may be able to borrow it from Cate.

  2. Mom Sackmann says:

    “Viking Chess” sound like something the Zelip’s and Sackmann’s would thoroughly enjoy playing!! I vote for this lawn game also. Thanks for including the link, Sasha or I would not have had a clue as to what you were talking about :-)

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