A CFM Summer

Tell us about your favorite summer activity. Pool time? Boating? Heading to a new vacation destination? All of the above? Us, too.

This summer, Custom Floors & More employees have been able to travel to many different places! Here’s a little bit about each of our vacation spots.

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Mindy with husband Jerrod, sons Greyson & Broden, and Dave and Maranda at the character breakfast at Disney World

“While in Tampa and Clearwater Beach, we did a lot of sightseeing. We took a pirate ship cruise, spent a day at the beach and visited the Clearwater Marine Rescue and saw the dolphins from “Dolphin Tale.” On our way to Orlando we enjoyed a day at Legoland. My sister-in-law and her boyfriend work at Four Seasons so we went with them to a Character breakfast there then headed to Magic Kingdom and met up with our niece and her family.Everything turned out great, and we had a wonderful vacation with lots of fun, food and family!” – Mindy

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Taylor in New Orleans in front of the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square just before the ghost tour began

“This was my second time in the city, but NOLA was even better the second time! I got to experience the Big Easy’s culture: laid back and friendly with tons of amazing food. Chargrilled oysters, shrimp and grits, fried gator, jambalaya, beignets… The list goes on and on! (If you’re into that kind of food, I’d highly recommend the Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis. It’s just like you’re in the French Quarter!) Aside from the food, my favorite parts were learning about the haunted tales of the city and going a tour of a surrounding swamp. The swamp gators’ favorite treats are marshmallows!” – Taylor

Brandon and his wife Brianna in Puerto Rico
Brandon with his wife Brianna in Puerto Rico enjoying the painted skies

“Since Brianna is a Spanish teacher, she really finds joy in experiencing Spanish culture, so we decided to visit Puerto Rico for our first wedding anniversary! While there, we really got a taste for the island. Brianna has a cousin who lives in Aguadilla as part of his station in the Coast Guard, so we got to drive across the entire island and see the beautiful rural areas and mountains. We indulged in some snorkeling, paddleboarding and kayaking – which all are musts while there; the ocean life is beautiful! As the second half of our trip, we stayed in downtown Old San Juan. Being smack dab in the middle of the city was awesome as we got to explore all of the local eateries, coffee shops and bars. I would highly recommend anything seafood while here – it’s undeniably some of the best we’ve ever had. Every street you walk down is paved with color and pride of Puerto Rican culture – we already want to return!” – Brandon

Joel, Jenn and their kids soaking up the sunset on the coast
Joel, Jenn and their kids (Addie, Klaire & Alex) soaking up the coastal sunset

“Aside from boating a lot during the summer, we traveled to Georgia! Tybee Island was a wonderful place to visit with our family. We had a great time! The beach was gorgeous and Savannah was close enough to visit many of their historical sights. One of our favorite parts of the trip was just being able to sit on the beach with a cold drink and relax. The boys really enjoyed the golf courses there, too!” – Joel & Jenn

Doug & Julie with Brittney, Blake, Brianna & Brandon with the Chicago skyline.
Doug & Julie with Brittney, Blake, Brianna & Brandon happily posing with the Chicago skyline

“We had a busy summer! We hooped it up traveling with our daughter Brittney to her AAU basketball tournaments, getting to visit Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. Even though we spent countless hours in the gym, it was well worth it. We also were able to celebrate Julie’s father’s 80th birthday in Branson, Missouri with the Keel family. Most recently, we vacationed to Chicago with our babies. We attended our first Cards/Cubs game at Wrigley Field! Being there made us very thankful for the facilities at Busch Stadium III, but we still were able to enjoy the nostalgia that filled Wrigley. Shopping along Michigan Avenue and strolling around the city on Segways made it feel like we lived right there in the big city.” – Julie & Doug

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