Where do I even begin?! Our trip couldn’t have been any better. We had the most amazing time together as a family. I know I say this time and time again, but I truly love the ages of our girls. Traveling is so easy (well as easy as it can be with 4 kids) and fun!!! We laughed, played, experienced A LOT and we can’t wait to take our next adventure together!!
We started our 19 hour journey to Florida at 2:22 in the afternoon on a Friday and arrived in Florida Saturday at 9:30 in the morning. Our 19 hour car ride couldn’t have gone better. All four of our girls slept from 7:30-7:30. Yes, they slept for 12 hours in the car, it was pure bliss.
Tips for Road Trips with Kids:
- Lots of movies.
- Lots of snacks.
- Drive while they sleep.
- And don’t forget dramamine. Our girls have a history of getting sick on car trips.
Once we arrived we spent most of our days swimming and it was pure perfection. Thanks to Steve’s mom and step-dad we stayed used their timeshare at Orange Lake. We stayed in a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo; which was the perfect amount of space. It was exactly the type of family vacation we all needed. We could have stayed there forever. Seriously, our girls continue to talk about wanting to move to Florida. They love the heat just as much as their mama.
Of course, we ended up at Disney Springs THREE times; totally not planned. We planned to go once during our week, but we loved it so much we went two more times. Since, we have a trip planned to Disney World in March 2018 we stayed away from the Disney parks; not an easy thing for us. We all love Disney World, but we really wanted to simply relax and going to Disney World during the summer isn’t always relaxing.
Sophia and Isabella loved having sleepovers every single night. They loved having their own room. It was so sweet. I love how my girls are truly each other best friends. When we are on vacation as a family they never speak of missing their friends because they have three best friends with them ALWAYS!!
Sophia and Isabella decided to get their hair wrapped and boy did it bring back memories. Mama might have encouraged it just a little. My little sis and I used to get our hair wrapped on EVERY vacation and it is a memory I will never forget. If it didn’t take so long I would have had my wrapped too.
I could vacation all year long with our family and now that we know how easy driving is with our girls we definitely plan to do more of it. I love all the quality time we get together.