We got back yesterday from our Florida vacation and we had a great time. It was so relaxing to hang out with my family without an agenda. We had a few things that we wanted to do but nothing rock solid or on a schedule. We did end up doing a lot of things. Here are the highlights.
We went on a swamp tour on an airboat and saw a ton of alligators, probably around 25-30. Some were very big, at least 11-12 feet. The water was colder than the sun so they were sunning themselves. We also saw other wildlife like birds and turtles. It was very neat to see them in their natural habitat.
We went to Magic Kingdom, aka Disney World. Disney knows how to do stuff right. We had a blast taking in the street parades, light show, rides, and overall decor. We waited over an hour so Lil Punk could see Elsa and Anna. She was so excited.
We went to Cocoa Beach and I saw the ocean for the first time. It was beautiful. We loved it there. We actually drove over to Cocoa Beach twice because we liked it so much. I could definitely live on the beach.
We also went to the world's largest McDonald's, went to downtown Disney, went shopping and swam in the heated pool every day. It was so much fun.
We rented a car to get around. I wanted GPS so I upgraded to a 2015 Tahoe. It was super fun to drive and very comfortable for the 4 of us. As much as I liked that car, there is no way I would pay $45-50,000 for one.
The challenges were flying with children. Baby G had 3 terrible poops on the flight home. Ugghh!! He also had a habit of digging through the garbage in the room to try to get a snack. Neither kid was on the tight sleeping schedule that we keep at home. Going out to eat at restaurants with a 1 year old was very difficult. When Baby G sits down to eat, he demands food right away, not in 20 minutes. This makes dining out at a normal restaurant pretty much impossible.
I will do a financial post about the cost of the trip soon but we were under budget at least ;). I just think that I may have over budgeted in my zest for vacation.