As a Florida native, I have seen people flock to the state for the Spring Break trips each year. Normally, what comes to mind when you think Florida Travel and Spring Break is a trip to one of our many beaches, but sometimes stepping away from the beach scene can be a great change of pace. That's where a Spring Break trip to Ocala/Marion County comes in. With a great location in Central Florida, it is the perfect destination for not only Florida residents to take a quick weekend getaway, but for families from out of state to plan a Spring Break trip to as well.
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It's no secret with a house full of four boys that things can start to smell a little rough if I don't stay on top of my "mom game." Sometimes I think it would be easier to wrestle an alligator than to get my teenagers to actually take an interest in their personal grooming routines. Nonetheless, I carry on tirelessly trying to find new ways to convince them to actually stand under the water in the shower. That's why I picked up some men's grooming products from Unilever on my recent trip to Walgreens to create a personal grooming routine for each of them!
The boys and I are almost always planning a whirl wind of travel, but things have been significantly slower lately due to the surrogacy. I am 33 weeks now, and I wanted to take the boys somewhere special for Spring Break, but wanted it to not be a hassle for myself. Countless friends have told me stories of their love for the Outer Banks of North Carolina. How laid back and "away from it all" it feels even though it is easy to get to. Miles of beaches and plenty of outdoor recreation activities to keep the boys busy sounded perfect to me, so we booked a vacation home and will be heading to the OBX area next week!
We love Mardi Gras. One of our favorite travel memories was a long and super rainy Sunday in New Orleans when I took the boys to a stretch of three parades over the course of the day. It was incredible! We started with umbrellas, moved onto ponchos and eventually just gave up and had a blast in the rain! We caught so many Mardi Gras beads, but had no idea what to do with them when we got them home. I started looking for Mardi Gras decorations I could make myself, and came up with these two great crafts that now decorate our house this time of year!