Saturday, April 11, 2009

What A Spring Break!

Some call us crazy, but for Spring break we loaded our little family into our van and started East! We knew we wanted to head towards Florida and stop in a few places along our way, but we wanted to be spontaneous, so we only actually planned 2 nights of our week long stay. We got plenty prepared with maps, information, city to do lists, camping gear and loads of food...we figured if all else failed, we could always find somewhere to put up a tent, or sleep in our van. So we ventured out-not knowing beforehand the things which we should do!

And what a blast we had! Thanks to cheap camp sites and priceline's 11pm same day reservations, we were able to stay in awesome locations on a small budget! We stayed in Baton Rouge-LA, New Orleans-LA, Pensacola-FL and Destin Beach-FL, stopping at nearly every beach and historical marker along the way! There is far too much to post about this trip, so I thought I'd start with a few of the videos I took. I'll sort through the mounds of pictures later...(I'll do everything later right..wink wink).

Needless to say, it was one of those...relationship strengthening-(come back so much more in love), entire family entertaining, educational, peaceful, exhilarating, spiritual, reflective, exhausting, always going to remember, perfect time and money spent- kind of family vacations.


Lakes are Great said...

Love it. So wish we were there! It's FREEZING still :) I'm ready for warm summer beaches. Love you.

rachel said...

What a great way to vacation! Good for you guys being so spontaneous.

Stephanie said...

What a memorable trip! Good for you guys!

Shannon said...

What an adventure! I'm so glad you had such a fabulous family vacation. The weather looks amazing in FL. I'm so jealous you were somewhere warm and on a beach!

jamiegilson said...

Sara, that looks AWESOME!!! I heard you took a spontaneous trip, but that was more fun to see some pictures and video. Camping, the beach, WOW!

Addy's talk today was ADORABLE! She is such a little doll.


Hi there,

You have a very beautiful family, and it is nice to know that lifeis really is good to you...we'll there'll be ups and downs but the important thing is the togetherness and love you have for each other.

and the belief that God is always there.

Carlo Magno

val said...

sounds SO fun. i wanna come next time. fun to check in on you guys.