A few weeks ago, we took advantage of Jony working remotely in Florida and went with him to work! From Houston to Juno Beach, it is about 1, 126 miles. Not terrible. We’ve done the drive a few times before and both boys are much older than the last time we attempted it two years ago. Of course, we didn’t do it all in one day. We’re lucky that the boys are great travellers and can be kept pretty content in the car. With the help of movies, the ABC game and magnets, they were having a great time! J got really into watching us play the license plate game (got all but 7, including a US Government and one from Canada!) and is now really interested in learning more about each state.
We planned our timing so that we could spend the weekend in Orlando. Not quite enough time for Disney World, but we were able to see some family and spend a day at Downtown Disney. The boys (including Jony) loved the Lego store, and we had an awesome lunch at T-Rex. Unfortunately, our day was cut short a little bit by getting caught in a huge rainstorm, which was a bit of foreshadowing to all of the afternoons on our trip.
While on the Gold Coast, we were staying specifically in Juno Beach, but we spent most of our week in West Palm Beach while Jony was working. Our trip solidified a major interest in sharks and whales for J and brought along a new fascination for sea turtles for G. Both learned a lot about the ocean and enjoyed seeing all the sea creatures, animals and going to the beach.
No more vacations on the horizon after a crazy summer, and the routine of fall is extremely appealing. This adventure definitely solidified a little dream in the back of our heads to head out for some road schooling one day in the future, but we’ll enjoy being home for now. Travelling does look good on them, no?