May 23, 2015
Driving, planes, trains, hiking, swimming, and boats for a sweet 16 birthday celebration. Not bad for a girl who wasn't suppose to live more than a few minutes.
May 23 (and 24/25), 2015
Kellisa has very few interests which makes it nearly impossible to buy her gifts. She loves her music, a few TV shows and books. Kellisa is more about adventures and experiences. That's why we planned as many of her favorite activities as possible for her 16th birthday.
Kellisa went to sleep at 5pm to be well rested for her birthday:
May 23rd started early with Kellisa's first time driving a car:
Kellisa was excited to be at the airport:
So was Laurel:
Boarding our first flight of the day:
On our way to Baltimore:
In Baltimore, checking our next flight:
While Laurel gets some exercise:
On our 2nd flight to...
Our first stop in Maine was a ride on a historic narrow gauge railroad:
Next stop was a hike around an island:
Our next stop was a ferry to an island to have Kellisa's birthday dinner, but we missed our ferry by literally 30 seconds because the parking garage was full and we had to park a couple of blocks away.
We ended up at a Chili's for presents, dinner and cake w/ice cream:
We started the next day with some pictures of Kellisa in her birthday dress and high heels:
Then we went for a swim:
Then we caught a ferry to Peaks Island for "a day after Kellisa's birthday" dinner:
We had a beautiful dinner overlooking the water:
Followed by a cookie ice cream sandwich for dessert:
The ferry ride back to the mainland:
Kellisa enjoying the drive back to our hotel:
Laurel wanted her chance to "drive":
Both girls passed out after two amazing days in Portland, ME: