Our Spring Break 2014 Staycation To Do List

Next week will be spring break in our neck of the woods and I cannot wait! I am looking forward to unplugging from the blog and enjoying the outdoors with my kids for a whole week.  Out of curiosity, I asked my kids what activities they wanted to do over our spring break staycation and they came up with a really great list.

But mom picked first! Spring break will kick off with a beach trip because I have been craving to feel white sugar sand between my toes and the warm springtime sun on my face. I also have been craving Frenchy’s Grouper Rueben sandwich.

On Sunday, I have the Sarasota Half Marathon but that afternoon my kids and I will board Thomas the Tank Engine for A Day Out With Thomas: Thrill of the Ride Tour.  For the first time ever, Thomas will talk to all the passengers which will cause my little train-lover blow a gasket!

At some point on Sunday, the kids will set their leprechaun traps once again in the hopes of catching that tricky little leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day. If we catch a pot of gold, we’ll jet set around the world for spring break. If not, we’ll settle for a day at Busch Gardens.

Because it’s been forever since my family has gone canoeing, we’ve planned a canoe trip down the Peace River to search for sharks teeth with our friends. I don’t think Little Lion Man has ever sat it a canoe! At least I don’t have any photos proving otherwise.

img 2335 The Happy Campers Strike Again

My little vegetarian has requested a day to go strawberry picking and since Absolutely Mindy declared Wednesday as “Middle Child Awareness Day”, we’ll set aside Wednesday to be our day for that berry special event.  On the way, we’ll swing by Parkesdale Farm Market to fuel up with some of the best strawberry milkshakes and strawberry shortcakes.

Parkesdale Strawberry Milkshake

While on that side of I-4, we’ll visit with T-Rex and his friends at Dinosaur World. Little Lion Man has been begging to visit dinosaurs ever since he met a few up close and personal at Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo.

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

Another day, we’ll bounce around the idea to either jump at Airheads or find time to visit a spray ground. We’ll also try to block out some time to see The Lego Movie too.

Then make a splash at SeaWorld its 50th Celebration. SeaWorld has received a lot of negative press related to the film Blackfish, but even if SeaWorld removed its star attraction, we would still visit the park. I love SeaWorld’s message of conversation, animal rescue and rehabilitation. Plus, the roller coasters are pretty darn cool.

We’ll wrap up the week with a glowing finish when my girls and I run the Electrodash 5K on Friday, March 21. They are so excited about experiencing a running dance party! (I’m giving away two Electrodash 5K entries. Don’t miss out if you want to join us!)

Then we’ll sleep in Saturday morning and rest the remainder of the weekend to recover from such a fun-filled, action-packed adventurous spring break staycation.

What are your plans for spring break?

Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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5 comments

  1. Steph says:

    Sounds like a packed week! I’ve never picked strawberries before, but cannot WAIT to hit BlueYouth for Blueberries next month!!! :) Have a great spring break!

  2. Nichole says:

    Looks like a great week ahead! Good luck in Sarasota, too…and also ummmm Frenchy’s Grouper Rueben sandwich?! I have been there plenty of times, but never had that…I need this in my life.

  3. Jackie says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ll be at Parkesdale on Wed! Maybe I’ll see you there! And I’ll see you at Sarasota and Electrodash! I feel like I’m stalking you lol

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