The journey was a success - We have nothing but good things to say about the Holiday Inn Express by TF Green Airport in Providence - fun staff, pool and jacuzzi, comfortable beds and a reliable wake up call (at 345 am...). All flights went smoothly - to Washington DC then an easy connection to West Palm. Our bags were almost first off the plane (as I intended, but the boys didn't believe...) and a short cab ride - we were at the house in Palm Beach by 1130am with time for a swim before lunch.
We've had some rain and cloudy skies but it's warm and everything smells good (though the gardenias haven't bloomed yet) This afternoon cleared to amazing blue skies, and everyone learned you can get tanned even through the clouds.
My ankle is holding up - I'm doing a lot of icing and elevation, but have also walked to the local bookstore, and through the mega-Target. Might throw on the boot and try biking! The boys have tossed the football on the beach, played in the pool, and been to the court for some hoops. Oh, and rode the bike path some too. Tonight they are off exploring at City Place, though we all ate so much dinner I'm not sure how they could even move. But - count 'em! - as of this afternoon there were still three boys here!