Road Trippin…DC to FL (Part 2)

Last post I mentioned that my family and I were making our way back to Florida after visiting our hometown in the DC area but we decided to hit up some hot spots on the way. It has been quite the adventure with our three girls and such fond memories were created at each stop! After Myrtle Beach, we headed to Jacksonville Beach. There we spent the night, caught a late night swim in the hotel’s pool and the next day we were ready to explore. This area was for complete relaxation. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle–Neptune Beach is the place to be! Very calm, serene, and well honestly not a lot of activities for the kids.  So off we went to our next stop: Saint Augustine! This was a favorite of ours and it was a quick 45 minute drive from Jacksonville.  The history alone is worth a trip to this city. From the historic buildings, to the famous fort–Castillo de San Marcos to the Fountain of Youth! The girls favorite part was interacting with a peacock on the grounds at the Fountain of Youth and being able to come home with one of its feathers!

Next we headed to Daytona Beach. The girls were so excited to experience driving on the beach (can’t lie–so was I) and checking out the water. The waves were pretty high and the water  felt amazing on a very hot summer day. The red sand that went on and on for what seemed never ending was soft and cool to the touch.  Driving on the beach was a first for us–windows down, radio on, feet on the dash, being so close to the water, waves, and a slight breeze in the air–complete relaxation!

West Palm Beach was a bit of a trek but since we had never been before we decided it was worth the drive. Even with its stately homes and private beaches, this was actually our least favorite city we visited. It didn’t offer kid-friendly activities and honestly it didn’t live up to its reputation.

Our trip wouldn’t be a trip if we didn’t hit up, Orlando. Ofcourse we’ve visited Orlando many times before but this time we were intentional about doing new activities we have never done before. So we checked out Wonderworks–a fun indoor museum filled with hurricanes, earthquake, antigravity simulators and much more! Definitely an array of activities for All ages and the ropes course is a Must! We also hitched a ride on the Coco-Cola Orlando Eye–a 400 Ft Ferris Wheel that offers a 360-degree view of Central Florida. We were upgraded to the VIP capsule which included a cooler of Coke products and a selfie stick! (We totally took advantage of that selfie stick–haha)

But all good things come to an end and as we drove our final home stretch,strangely enough, we looked forward to our home! We each have our favorite moments– favorites places, favorite foods we ate, favorite beach, favorite hotels we stayed-but our Alltime favorite was being together and experiencing this adventure–as a Family!

(Jacksonville Beach)

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(St. Augustine)

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(Daytona Beach)

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(West Palm Beach)

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Orlando (WonderWorks)

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Coco-Cola Orlando Eye

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