Last Easter Break (2009), we did something completely crazy in my opinion – We borrow my parents’ minivan and drove the kids to Florida from here in New Jersey! My daughter, then 2-1/2, was much worse a traveler than my son, then 4-1/2. We ended up giving her Benadryl multiple nights, including the overnight drives to and from Florida, because she just wouldn’t settle down!
Why did we drive to Florida? To see my husband’s grand aunt near Daytona, as she had never met our daughter yet. My husband’s aunt, who is closer to us in age than my inlaws, also lives down there with her kids who are close in age to ours. So if you ask my kids what they liked best, it wasn’t the days we dragged them to Disney and Sea World. It was the time spent just hanging out with “the Florida cousins”.
Unfortunately, over the past year, there has been friction in my husband’s family. So while I’m sure the little ones would love to see each other, being able to stay somewhere other than the home of one of the family members would be ideal. Renting a townhouse near Disney would be perfect, as we’d be close enough to daytrip to Daytona. It’s not quite in the budget for this year though… unless we win the rental!
My Sentiment Exact Lee is running a giveaway for a 7-day / 6-night rental in Orlando. To check it out, here’s the link: http://mysentimentexactlee.com/2010/05/global-resort-homes-one-week-orlando-vacation-review-and-giveaway