Crazy us, this past April we decided to repeat our 2,400 mile Connecticut-to-Florida road trip from last year!
We must be blessed with kids who travel REALLY well, because everyone we encountered on our trip looked at us like we were insane to drive from Connecticut to Florida with a 4-year-old and a 21-month-old.
I’ll not bore you with the details of our 22 hour marathon… save to say that we mostly succeeded in eating our own food the whole way down and most of the way back! I’m really trying to keep to our “real food / whole food” diet even while traveling! But… skip to the end, as the saying goes!
Here’s some highlights of our trip:
Blueberry festival – the boys enjoyed a huge coloring wall, bounce houses galore (cannot believe I let my little boy climb so high!), and of course, blueberry people-thingys!
Pool time with his uncle! Our oldest is getting braver all the time. The little guy, not so much! But he enjoyed the squirty fish, and blowing through pool noodles. Also, bending as far-far-far over the pool as he could go without toppling in. He has an amazing sense of balance, that one!
One evening we hunted rabbits (none to be found, but a wild turkey was spotted and geckos were in abundance!).
A day was spent at Pine Island on the Gulf of Mexico – so lovely! The boys dug in the sand to their hearts content… but were a bit reluctant to get into the water.
On the route home, we stopped off in Tennessee to visit my parents who were vacationing. Johnson City and surroundings looks like a growing city with lots of rolling countryside within a few minutes drive.
Due to overbooking at our hotel, we were bumped to Carnegie Hotel, a lovely upgrade!
Our stay was short and after a library stop (libraries are getting so well-planned these days, I definitely recommend checking them out on your vacations when you need some down time, free wi-fi, or to find out what’s going on in the locale!) and some so-delicious BBQ over baked potato (hello!? Amazing!?), we headed home.
Our vacation was fun (and much warmer than Connecticut!) but …there’s no place like … Our happy, strong home!