One of my favorite things to do is travel with the kids. Yes, it’s incredibly stressful at times. But I find that the memories that we make (as corny as that sounds) outweigh all of the temper tantrums and stress that come with doing it on my own. So much, in fact, that I have another drive down to Florida planned for just the kids and me.
The kids always love going down to my parents house because they live in a climate that is warm for 90% of the year. It’s particulalry fun to go when it’s freezing here in Connecticut. This past spring break I flew with the kids down to visit them for the week and we had the best time. It gives me a little bit of a break and my kids love spending time with my parents and my brothers.
Most of our time is spent outside by the pool. Perhaps it’s because she was born in Florida, but Harlan is a little fish and wants to be in the water every chance that she gets. Avery and Macks are a bit more hesitant and just watch from the sidelines. But all three love being outdoors and playing with water.
One thing I always try to do when we are down in Florida is take the kids to Disney World. It was a staple in my childhood and I want to make it just as special for the kids. We did a two-day trip and stayed at Fort Wilderness in my parents toy hauler (that’s the official term for it, I just call her Deena) which was a treat for all of us. It’s definitely glamping at it’s finest. And such a fun way to enjoy Disney World.
Our first day was spent enjoying the camp grounds and the pool.
The kids also enjoyed my parents new puppy, Dolly, that took the trip with us too.
Our evenings were spent singing songs by the campfire and making s’mores with Chip and Dale.
We spent our last day enjoying Magic Kingdom. It’s always our go-to park at Disney World because it has rides that everyone can go on, no matter what their age. All three kids had the best time.
My dad took Macks back to the camp ground while the girls and I had some time to ourselves.
It just so happens that one of my best friends from high-school is dating “Belle” and she was at the park that day. He set up a private meet and greet for us and the girls could not have been more thrilled.
And in Florida fashion, it happened to rain on our way out of the park. Har and I managed to get soaked while Avery was dry as a bone under the canopy in the stroller. It made for some laughs on our boat ride back to the camp ground.
We have another trip planned with just the four of us this summer and we will get to spend a couple of weeks enjoying the Florida sunshine! It’s always such a treat to be able to share my love of travel and adventure with my kids who seem to embrace it just as much!