It is now our family tradition to head to the beach for Memorial Day long weekend.
Since the closest nice beaches are on the Gulf coast of Florida, we decided to go to Sarasota, FL. There we had a lot of fun at Siesta Key Beach, which had nice white sand.
On our way back, we spent a day at Busch Gardens in Tampa. While Michelle was too young for some of the great rollercoasters, we did enjoy quite a few rides.
And now we are planning another trip to Florida.
We went to the Bahamas on a Disney cruise in late March. It was a lot of fun, especially for the Kid.
In late March, we went on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas.
We drove to Port Canaveral, FL and boarded the ship from there.
As soon as we were on the ship, Michelle saw the pools on the top deck. There was one for kids, another for families and one for adults (almost empty). She spent a lot of time in the children and families pools.
In addition to good food and other activities, there was a show every evening. Here are some photographs of the Disney shows.
The evenings and nights were when the ship was on the move.
Our second day was spent in Nassau, Bahamas. We walked around a bit and took a van tour of the city.
The next day we stopped in Castaway Cay, a private Disney island in the Bahamas. It was beautiful. It was a bit windy that day with high waves (though not in the beach area) and so all boat excursions were canceled. But it was still a lot of fun to hang out on the beach and have a barbeque for lunch.
As soon as we were back, Michelle started saying that she wants to go on a cruise again.