The kids and I got back from 13 days in Florida last Tuesday. We had a wonderful time up in the Florida panhandle, visiting my parents who are living there (for the next year and a bit, at least). It was a last-minute, blog funded – thank you, readers! – trip, thanks to finding a great deal on tickets!
My kids loved the ocean, and the beaches had the softest white sand I ever saw! It was so fine, it made a swishy sound when you walked on it!
We built a gigantic sand tower (I think that’s what they called it?) surrounded by a moat. Our moat building on one side was a little more ambitious than on the other side!
My parents live on a bay that feeds into the actual ocean. The bay sand (above and below) isn’t quite as pristine, but it’s pretty incredible to live so close to it!
My parents have a cat and a dog – and we have no pets! All the kids enjoyed learning how to play with animals! The brown dog belongs to a friend – the little white dog is the one that inspired this little crocheted dog!
The kids are already asking when we will get to go to Florida again! It might be a LONG time, so I’m glad they have these memories! Mike stayed home and went to work, cleaned the house, and did some home improvement projects. He’s pretty awesome that way, but I hope that next time he can just come with us! Flying solo with the kids went really well – there will be a post about on this blog, eventually.
I love calm vacations like this, where you spend time with loved ones and make the most of everyday attractions. What is your favorite kind of vacation?