Summer 2016


I am so excited.  My family and I were a bit sad to discover that the kids had a different schedule for spring break this year.  But that means that we made our regular family vacation a bit longer than normal.  So from June 15 – July 2 of 2016, we will be traveling the Southeast part of the country.  We will start the trip in Orlando, FL taking in Disney World and Universal Studios for a week, trek up the coast a few days and end it with a week long stay at Myrtle Beach.

We’ve started booking hotel reservations and I’ve started looking into flights.  The plan is to have the hotels, flight and major theme park tickets paid for well in advance of the trip.  That way, the only cost during the trip is a rental car, food, and extra places we want check out along with souvenirs.

I went to Florida, Disney World and Epcot a long time ago with my family when I was a kid.  I honestly don’t remember it.  I think I was 13-14… All I remember was being tired, grumpy, hot and sweaty.  I think it was in August.   I’m so grateful my daughter is so much more easy going than I was at that age.  She actually enjoys hanging out with the hubby and I.  ;0  The boy does too.  The kids travel well and I am looking forward to another memory to add to our time with the kids while we can.  We are all up for the adventure and even if things do not go according to plan (as they usually don’t), we laugh and just take everything in stride.

If you have any tips, ideas, places we HAVE to visit, please feel free to let me know.  I’m open to any great quilt shops in the area!



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  1. I don’t know of any quilt shops in that area because I wasn’t quilting when I went there, but I do remember that my brother and I ages 17 and 13 at the time, really enjoyed a place called Wonder Works. It is an upside house, even from the outside! I think that’s where we played Lazer tag as well. It is right down the road from a Ripley’s believe it or not. But that was 10 years ago, hopefully it’s all still there!

  2. I’ve only been to Disneyland, however friends went earlier this year and she said it was worth it to pay the extra to do character breakfasts because then you were in the park earlier and could get the pass for a favorite ride so you didn’t have to wait in line. I forget what it’s called. They actually set up everything through an agent who specializes in DisneyWorld and for the week, staying in the park, they spent about $3000, but they are very frugal and have only two children.

    There’s a lovely quilt shop in southern Savannah, if you go through Georgia that way. I think it’s Colonial Quilts, a Bernina Shop. Your best bet for shops along the route you are following is to look at last summer’s Row by Row listings.

    • I will look into the character breakfast. And we will be spending a day in Savannah so I will check out that shop and the Row by Row! 🙂 We are also planning on spending a day in Jacksonville and in Charleston but I’ll post more once the plans get more flushed out.

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