It's time for a vacation. Fred has been working ridonculous hours, and we've been saving up! Of course there are many places we could go to, but we all agreed that it would be the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! (Just for ease of use, from now on I'm going to refer to it as WDW, okay?)
Originally we had planned on going to California this summer, from San Diego to San Francisco and everything in between. But with Cars-Land opening at the Disneyland Resort in 2012, we decided to postpone that trip.
The last time we travelled to WDW was in December 2008. It was time we went again. This time though, we're going to make the drive home part of the adventure. Wait a minute! Did you say DRIVE? Yes, yes I did. We drive to Florida from Toronto. It's all part of the adventure. This time though, instead of driving straight through to go home we're planning on making two stops. One at Patriot’s Point near Charleston, SC and one on Delaware Bay, somewhere.
Patriot's Point is an aircraft carrier/museum that Fred and I have wanted to visit for while now. On our way home from Myrtle Beach, SC (a pre-kids trip) we visited Battleship North Carolina and we really enjoyed it. (This was also the first time I saw a Piggly-Wiggly Store & an Alligator living in the wild). We thought this is sorta-kinda on the way home, so why not? Since we're homeschooling now, it seems like a fun field-trip.
The big deal for us though is going to Delaware Bay to help with the census/survey of Horseshoe Crabs. We watched "Nature" on PBS a while ago and the kids were mesmerized. You can watch the full episode here. I think I've found the best place to see and help with the horseshoe crabs, and now have to plan our stay. We're all really excited, and I think it will ease our transition from WDW to home. I think this is going to be a highlight for the kids too. We've read so much about the Horseshoe Crabs, and to make it a "real" activity is going to complete one of our homeschool tasks for this year.
Now, where to stay? I guess I'll be checking out TripAdvisor tonight, while Fred's at work and try to find a great hotel, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I love planning vacations - wish I could do it more often.