Those long time readers of mine will recognize this post ...from November of 2015.
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TBT My Favorite Family Vacation
Hands down, my favorite Family vacation was a surprise Family trip when I was 13. And yes, it involves Disney! (sort of anyway)
Disney was going to open in October; and my 13th birthday was in October! I had been hinting and bugging my parent almost every single day since I discovered the coincidence! I mean seriously-Disney World was opening JUST for me!
The weekend before my birthday, my parent loaded us into the car for a ‘drive’. (This was a normal routine thing for us back then. We would all load into the car and drive for hours, then find ourselves back at home in time to make dinner-Exciting, huh?)
As we headed south I just knew we were going to Disney! If I had known a bit more about geography I might have realized we were on the wrong highway. When I saw the welcome to Florida sign I was ecstatic! A few hours later we pulled up to…the beach! My parents announced that this was my birthday present. They brought me to Florida just like I wanted! My dad had made a secret reservation at a hotel on the beach.
While it wasn’t Disney, it was cool! Dad unloaded our luggage (where had THAT been hiding!) and we had a fantastic weekend!
While it was not the trip I had hoped for I discovered that Family Time was wondrous and precious. All it took was a change in scenery to change attitudes. All 3 of us kids became suddenly nice to each other (if only for a while) and we truly enjoyed the time together.
From this I learned a couple of things – Family trips are necessary. And I should be more specific in my birthday requests!
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