This year we flew back to Florida for Spring Break.
If someone asked me where the ideal location for a second home would be, I’m not sure I would reply 1,300+ miles away, but since my sister and I have inherited this place, I’ve grown to crave my visits here.
This time we started the trip with two extra boys. Jack had his two friends join us for the first half of the trip.
Some people think this would make the trip harder, but it actually makes it a lot easier. No matter what the activity, there was always someone who was game to join.
We spent a ton of time at a new park down the street that opened recently.
They have tennis courts, basketball courts, pickleball and volleyball.
We also swam in many pools…
Another day, Adam took the older boys to play golf.
Sometimes we just went out on the street in front of the house, something we could never do in the city. We would play basketball with one of the many neighbor’s nets set up on the street. We also flew kites, got our plane flyers caught on other peoples roofs and palm trees, and had ‘gun’ plane duels.
With all this activity, we deserved a few nice meals and treats.
We spent a lot of time with Grandpa. I’m not sure who enjoys Grandpa’s company more, the kids or me. Some days he came over and spent time with us, sometimes he babysat so Adam and I could act like adults. He also joined us for Passover.
I was also lucky to see many of my childhood friends this week, some who I’ve kept in touch with and some who I reunited with this trip.
After Jack’s buddies left, we ran around doing all the stuff we loved to do when we visit Florida.
In addition to all the treats we had on our own, we were also spoiled by people bringing treats over all week. My Aunt Doris brought over a huge apple pie, my next door neighbors wife (who used to own a bakery) gave us cookies and pound cake, and my father’s wife spoiled us with burger bombs and seder cookies.
It was such a sunny, social, and athletic vacation that coming back to overcast, snowy Chicago was a real shock to the system. I’m missing Florida already.Pin It