February is always the dreaded month of New England winter for me. It is generally really dismal and nasty up here. I always tell Johnny that if he ever wants me to move to Florida he should ask me in February. So this year (long before we knew that there would be absolutely NO snow at all) we planned a little family road trip to Florida during the kid's winter break.
Yep. ROAD trip.
And it was awesome. Apparently not awesome enough that I took any pictures of the "road trip" part of the vacation, but so awesome that I have considered making the trip again this summer by myself.
Florida in February is like a little taste of Heaven. We go to the beach every year in Florida but this trip was dedicated to the touristy stuff and it was so much fun!!
The weather was perfect and the kids are all old enough to really enjoy the rides. Alex still talks about how he got to ride on a "hippogriff" (and it has been 4 months!!)
We went to Universal Studios and got to hang out in Suess-land and see Hogwarts and Hogsmede. Johnny has been telling the kids Harry Potter stories as bedtime tales for months now and they LOVE everything Harry Potter. Even Alex runs around the house yelling "stupify" and "reducto".
We even got to meet up with Uncle Brandon and (offical last weekend) Auntie Alex for some lunch and butterbeer in the 3 broomsticks! Apparently I was too focused on butterbeer to think to take a picture of Brandon and Alex. Frozen butterbeer = dreamy!!
Even a little (or a lot) of rain didn't slow us down (well, most of us!!)