Vacations are the best aren’t they? Today I’m joining Andrea from Momfessionals and sharing a few of our vacations and a few tips for Show and Tell Tuesday, the Travelogues. There are so many places on my bucket list to see and I can’t wait to read through other posts today.
Getting all six of us together for a family vacation has become more and more difficult over the years. I’m hopeful we will getaway this year at Thanksgiving or Christmas and also looking for a getaway for Keith and I for our anniversary in August. If I’m going to a new location with lots of sightseeing I want to do it ALL and I do not fit into the “fly by the seat of your pants” category. On the flip side, if we head to the beach or the mountains I’m much more likely to be a little more chill.
Our very first “real” vacation as a family of six can pretty much be summed up with this one picture! We took off to southern California with stops in LA, Disneyland and then San Diego for the Holiday Bowl and it was a fairly miserable trip. I swore I would never head somewhere again unless we had an amazing itinerary and a big enough budget to make it comfortable for everyone. Never, ever skimp on things like big enough rooms because if everyone isn’t getting enough sleep it makes for a lot of grump! Thankfully I’ve gotten much better at trip planning since.
Last year I shared our favorite vacations as well which included New York City and several trips to southern Cal.
Sometimes the fun is in your own backyard! Texas has so many fun places to visit and Fort Worth should definitely be on your bucket list.
Last Spring we headed to Florida for spring training but managed to pack in lots of fun along the way as well. I also shared my Disney Do’s and Don’ts to make sure you have a magic moment.
If you want me to relax, take me to the beach! We spent a week in Florida when Jordan graduated from high school because I knew getting all six of us together for a “real” vacation was going to be harder and harder. This was the best week!
We actually traveled to Omaha 3 summers in a row for baseball and the last year was by far our favorite! Going to the College World Series is so much fun but Omaha really does have a lot more to offer as well.
Another summer, another roadtrip for baseball! Last summer it was Dillon we were heading to Missouri to watch and we found some fun along the way.
Here are some of my very favorite tips for planning a family vacation. The biggest challenge for us is finding a time we can all get together.
I’m really hopeful we will have a getaway perfect for all six of us at Thanksgiving this year. What are your favorite places to go with your family?