Tamra Barney

Tamra talks about the Florida trip, her friendship with Vicki, and her holiday plans!

on Dec 17, 2009


Welcome to Florida, don't mind the alligators, wild boars or small flying animals that they call bugs and get use to sweating. With that said, I am ready to move there! I loved it, probably one of the most exciting trips we have been on.

OK, so the guys went ... get over it! The girls spent so much time together the only thing left was sleeping together and that wasn't going to happen! The guys going all started with Simon, Jim Alexis, and I talking. As married couples with small kids it is very seldom that we take trips alone, together or apart. We thought it would be fun if the guys came and did guy things while the girls did their thing. So that is exactly what happened. The girls spent 80% of the time filming doing fabulous things; we even took a water taxi and went shopping downtown. The guys went golfing, worked out, and hung out by the pool. Everybody was happy ... or so I thought. The last night we were there we went on the sunset cruise after our shopping trip. We thought it would be nice to have the guys there. I didn't think for a second that Vicki would have a problem with it. I felt really bad when I saw how upset she was, but later found out that she had friends in town and went out to dinner with them. Despite what you saw, Lynne had a great time on the boat and was cracking us up with her imaginary Frank. We had wonderful food, great wine and conversation. The guys were even diving off the boat … too bad they didn't show that.

The most exciting part of the trip was Bubbba and Billie's Swamp Safari. What a trip that was! Starting with the helicopter ride over there. I sat in front and was pretty much speechless. Getting on the buggie and going through the swamp was a blast. The girls were screaming and yelling and laughing the whole time. Gretchen and I really seemed to be getting along, it was so nice to put the past behind us. I was a little worried about Lynne, I know Dr. Ambe (www.newportbeachplasticsurgery.com) was NOT to thrilled that she was in Florida and I told him I would make sure she followed his rules. By the end of the buggie ride she was looking a little tired and swollen so she went to lie down while we blew around on an airboat feeding alligators and wild boar. Now that was some downright dirty fun, I say that because we came back with mud all over us.