Saturday, March 31, 2018

Spring Break 2018

We had an incredible trip to Orlando, FL for spring break!

This was the first time we have traveled over spring break. My best friend from high school is on an epic adventure with her family where they sold their house and most of their belongings to travel in an RV. They knew they would be in FL during our spring break, so we coordinated a trip to see them, and made a vacation for our family out of the 6 days we were there.

All of the kids at the RV park  

 We went on lots of our own epic adventures!

And enjoyed lots of swimming in the much warmer temps 

We visited a cool place called Disney Springs, which has lots of restaurants and fun things to do without the cost of a park. It was super fun, and hot! 

One of the highlights of our trip was going to Universal Studios and the Isle of Adventure. We bought the 2-park pass so we could ride the Hogwarts train from one park to the other. The whole day was magical! 

 This was the first Harry Potter ride we rode, and continued to be my favorite one! It was a roller coaster with a simulator aspect where we had to escape from griffendorf. It was SOOO much fun!

Then we ate at the leaky cauldron, which was pretty much the best thing to ever happen to BBZ. I was a little grumpy about going there because it was pretty far away from where we were in the park and I was hungry, but I am so glad he insisted. The food was awesome and the eating there was a huge part of the experience. 

We spent another day driving to the coast of Florida. We couldn't be that close without visiting the ocean! We toured the museums at the Kennedy Space Station, and saw the spaceship Atlantis. It was incredible to see the actual space ship that went into space! It was also cool to see photos of many of the people who played a small part it meeting their goal of making a spaceship that could fly into space and reenter without being destroyed. It only took them 12 years :)

We made a quick trip to the beach, where BBZ jumped into the cold water without a second thought. I had no idea how much he loved the water! We hope to go on another vacation in August and plan to go near water since he loved it so much. 

Our last stop before heading to the airport was the Ripley's Believe it or Not! museum. This place was so cool!

We are so lucky to have jobs that not only allow but encourage us to get away and recharge. Well, since N is working for himself now, he can do whatever he wants, really.

This was an absolutely perfect trip. We relaxed, swam, rode a bazillion rides at Universal and were able to connect as a family. 

“In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan