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.
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.
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.
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?