Friday, January 4, 2013

Weekly Photo Collage :: 1/4/2013 Florida Vacation

We started our Florida vacation a day early in hopes of missing some of the snowy weather hitting most of the midwest/east coast.  Christmas morning we decided to leave that afternoon rather than waiting for the next morning.  

It turned out to be a great decision.  Not only did we miss the bad weather, but we ended up having a sick one during the drive and the shorter days spent in the car were a blessing.

We arrived in Florida on Thursday evening and spent the following Friday at Sea World.  The Sea World shows were awesome, the crowds and the weather - not so much.  We still had a great time.

Due to the weather we postponed our LegoLand trip by one day.  The next day was much more sunny, but still a bit chilly.  The kids didn't mind and they loved LegoLand.

Finally we had some warm Florida weather!

Dunlap Family Vacation Clearwater Beach

Leah celebrated her 7th birthday on New Year's Eve.

No one is ready to go home yet, we have thoroughly enjoyed our vacation.

Next week it's back to real life, lessons, and Michigan weather!

Homegrown Learners


Patty said...

Great memories indeed! Legoland Florida looks NOTHING like the Legoland Dallas! It looks MUCH nicer than the one near us. Is that the place your rented? The last big photo on the bottom? How cool! Glad you are all enjoying this time. How much fun!

Jen4Ever4Always said...

yes, that's the house we have been staying in! Reminds me a bit of Gilligan's Island :)

joyfilledfamily said...

praise God for your time on vacation. may the memories and joyous time spent together sustain you for the new year or at least until your next vacay. :)

Mary said...

I see these beach posts and get very excited for our trip to SW Florida in January! Looks like a relaxing and fun time. I'm sorry the weather didn't cooperate 100%.... kind of a hit or miss in FL in the winter I think. SO looking forward to meeting you!

Tiffany Leijten said...

Yay, I can comment again! What a dream vacation as far as the wonderful memories you are at great ages. Funny how the tough moments will be fondly remembered too! Love the photo of your feet in the sand:) Safe travels home and a smooth transition back to the grind!

melissa said...

What fun! We also went to FLorida in the Fall and loved LEGOLAND the best. I think our children are just not "DIsney" kids 8( that's ok though...cant wait to connect at Beech!

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