Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Break Vacation Recap

I just came back from our family spring break vacation. We went to Jacksonville, Florida to visit family for a week. We were all super excited to get away and we all had a wonderful time! I wanted to share with you some of our adventure packed 4 day itinerary. We had to let the kids recover for a couple of days at the beginning of our trip because the long plane ride and time change really tired them out.

On day one we took the ferry to cross over St. John's river. It was a very short ride, maybe 5 minutes, but the children loved it. On our way to Amelia Island we stopped by Kingsley Plantation to visit the historic site. I just want to warn you the drive to the plantation is a little scary. Its a long narrow road full of pot holes out in the middle of nowhere. It's a great site to visit with a beautiful river running next to the main house. We even got to see turtles burrowing by the garden.

Our next stop was Amelia Island. We spent three days in this beautiful beach city. The town has such great charm. My daughter is a beach baby and she was in heaven. Not to mention these beaches are covered in sea shells. We came home with a bucket of shells to make necklaces out of. I highly recommend the dole whip at DeNucci's soft serve. I also recommend Alvin's Island for your souvenirs. It's one big store that has everything you could possibly want all in one stop.

Our last stop was St. Augustine. This city also has a lot of charm as well as interesting history. We took the green train tour and it was well worth the money. Not only did we see the whole town, we got a lot of great history facts and we didn't have to do any driving.

The city is beautiful and has such great architecture. Mr. Tiffany himself made lots of stained glass windows all over this town. We visited the old jail, the old country store, and the pirate museum. My daughter also wanted to take the ghost tour but we ran out of time.

I highly recommend spending the whole day there so you can truly enjoy the city. That's it! Now I'm home tackling the huge mountain of laundry that we brought back. Wish me luck!

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