My side of the family is so spread out from coast to coast that family get togethers require some major traveling no matter where we meet, so we decided we might as well go somewhere warm! In 2006 we all met in Orlando and rented a big rental house for a week. It worked so well that we're doing it again! Only last time we flew. Aside from our long China flights, this will be our longest trek with children. Thank goodness for the invention of the portable dvd player! Actually, we intend to limit their movie watching so they don't turn into zombies, but it's nice to know we have options. This summer the high fuel cost made flights so expensive that we reluctantly decided to drive. Who knew how cheap gas was going to get, so at least the driving isn't going to be as expensive as we first thought!
I will NOT miss all the snow and cold one bit!! Every day that it's cold, Emily wants to know why we don't just move to Florida. Some days I wonder that myself!