Orlando Bound...

Friday we packed up the family to head off to Orlando for a 10 day vacation! We made a pit stop in Columbia, SC where we spent the night with our friends Grady and Holly and FINALLY got to meet their new baby Ross. Ross was just beautiful and was such a sweet girl! Bailey was VERY excited to meet her new little friend!

Saturday we traveled the remaining distance to Orlando. We made plenty of stops along the way to break the trip up a bit, so the journey from Columbia to Orlando took us around 10 hours. I must say that Craig and I were SO VERY impressed with Bailey... she was a FANTASTIC traveler! We only had a couple short crying spells when it was time to eat... and THANKFULLY we were always able to get pulled over before it turned into a full blown meltdown! God was DEFINITELY on our side on Saturday!

Memorial Day we went to Winter Park, FL... a town about 10 miles away from downtown Orlando. The community is located on several lakes that are connected by a series of canals. We spent the morning taking a scenic boat tour of the lakes and canals. The scenery (both the landscapes and the mansions) was ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS!

The state law requires that any child under 6 wear a life jacket and Bailey was no exception to this rule. I was VERY NERVOUS about how this would go. She fussed a bit before we boarded the boat... she didn't like how the life jacket would bunch up around her face when we sat her on our laps. Thankfully she was quite content to stand wearing the life jacket! She was such a trooper! She didn't cry a single time while on the one hour boat tour!!! In fact, by the end of the tour she was sound asleep standing up on her daddy's lap!

After the boat tour we spent a few hours exploring downtown and having lunch in Winter Park. The town was really pretty and had so many neat little shops. What a fun way to spend the day!

Next stop... Sea World!!!


{the Kirks} said...

Have fun! She's growing up so fast! :) Love ya!

Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

How sweet! I'm so glad you guys came! Don't forget we're here if you need a place on the way back! Have fun!