Thursday, July 29, 2010

the last night.

We almost made it.

We just needed about 8 more hours.

But the last night of our hotel adventure we woke up at 1:30 am to the alarm sirens and lights flashing.

Ryan and I sprang out of bed, raced to the living room where the boys were out of bed and looking scared.

We could hear Eden screaming, Ryan ran to grab her.

Tessa was still asleep!

I felt wet carpet with my toes and I looked at the front door and saw water seeping in!I opened the front door and saw that our whole hallway was flooded. I felt relieved, a flood is way better than a fire! We started throwing our stuff up on the beds to keep it dry.

And Tessa was STILL asleep! The alarms were screaming ear piercing screams the whole time. I woke her up to have her get shoes on and she just rolled over and pulled the covers back over her head! I told her alarms were going off and she finally rolled out of bed.

We grabbed the kids and evacuated.



The hot water pipe in the mechanical room (which was across the room from us) had burst, and the heat had caused the fire alarms to go off.

(sorry for the small pic, taken with Ryan's phone).



The kids and I sat in the car and watched Dora until about 3 am, Ryan gathered all of our stuff together...

...some of the stuff we failed to throw up on the beds was FLOATING by the time he went back up...

...and we headed to his parent's house for the night.

Tired, but thankful everyone was ok :)

Our cRaZiEsT hotel experience ever!

26 comments:

kaydensgracedesigns said...

OMGOSH! A hotel fire is one of my biggest fears! Thank goodness it was a water pipe. UGH on the 1:30 - 3 am. I hope you were comped! Glad everyone was ok! {Makin' Memories Right!?!}
Tabitha

kaydensgracedesigns said...

OMGOSH! A hotel fire is one of my biggest fears! Thank goodness it was a water pipe. UGH on the 1:30 - 3 am. I hope you were comped! Glad everyone was ok! {Makin' Memories Right!?!}
Tabitha

La said...

Oh my. That's a scary way to wake up.

macattak19 said...

fire alarms suck. it went off all the time beacuse people where buring there food when we lived in a hotel. hope you can move back in soon. have a great day

Lindsay said...

OH my gosh! I am glad everyone is OK! :)

Ashley said...

My husband is a GM for a hotel and I can safely say this is his worst nightmare! I take that back--maybe being a father with sleeping kids in a flooding hotel is his worst nightmare, but this certainly comes in second! Glad everyone is safe. There's no place like home!

Whimsical Creations said...

That is the craziest experience!!

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

WOW! Glad you all are ok.

Funny thing is, the kids will remember that forever and it will be talked about over Thanks Giving dinner for years to come, I'm sure!
We have a few of those ourselves and we laugh about them when we're all together, which made it all worth it. =)

Cashmere 'n Cotton said...

Oh jeeze!! I'm just glad it wasn't a fire. Wow, that makes for a crazy night all the same. Sorry for your lack of sleep.

Chels said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is crazy!!! SO glad it wasn't anything more serious!!

BTW- my youngest daughter's name is Eden too. She'll be 2 August 15th! :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh my...it's nice when staying at a hotel is an adventure...but not quite that big of an adventure!

Angie said...

Whew! That IS a crazy hotel experience!

Mom of two said...

Hope your "floating" things werent to badly damaged. :)

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness! What an experience!!!

Simply LKJ said...

Oh wow! Not fun, especially with the kiddos in tow. Our first night down in Daytona in June, we awoke around 1 am to fire alarms blaring...fortunately we had a walk out room to the beach side! Sat outside for a good half hour or so before being told it was a false alarm, someone pulled the alarm!

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

Oh My Goodness! How scary to wake up like that. How awful.
Hopefully you all are recovering today from that scary adventure.

Celeste said...

Wow! Craziness!!

ModernMom said...

So SO thankful it was water! How scary!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh my goodness, what a different look in that hotel hallway from the photo a few days ago. This is crazy. I'm glad you had someplace else to go for the night :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

The Tesdalls said...

Oh wow! That is all super crazy and freaky!!

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

oh my goodness. i'm glad you all are safe! i can't imagine!!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

That is really crazy! Thank God it wasn't a fire and everyone is ok.

Jeanie said...

Crazy! I'm glad your family turned out safe!

Amy said...

Wow, now that's something to get your heart pumpin'...glad it wasn't a fire, and that your family is safe and sound.

kbloems27 said...

What a scary wake up call! Glad everyone is okay!

julie said...

Umm, oh my goodness, I would have flipped! Glad you are all ok!