Daytona Beach Spring Break 2016

Last week was spring break and it was so much fun! A friend of mine graciously let us use her condo at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, (which is really a hotel room with a sink, refrigerator, and microwave…but it was perfect!). It had beautiful ocean views, a great pool for the kiddos, and a private beach. And it was the perfect location: walking distance to the downtown area!

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To start off the trip, they were troopers in the car for the 7-hour drive from North Carolina. The first day we were there it was a little cloudy, so we all went to the Marine Sciences Center in Ponce Inlet and learned about sea creatures. It is also a sea turtle rehabilitation center, so that was cool to see. McKenzie is doing a project for school about the Leatherback Sea Turtle (big black one), and it was a neat comparison to have her standing next to the real size mural of one! I’m going to print it off and include it in her project.

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We had really fun pool days, and McKenzie was really getting good at swimming! She made some friends and the pool and played all day. Bennett is an awesome little swimmer, and very confident in the water (which is terrifying to be honest!). He’s such an independent little man. We also dipped our toes in the ocean and played in the sand! Bennett had a blast running away from the waves, and throwing sand at everyone and stomping his sister’s sand castles like a little punk. Such a monster.

The last day we went mini golfing! It was fun and Bennett even got to go. He was very patient and we managed to finish all 18 holes without a breakdown from either child, which is quite a feat. McKenzie did great! She beat me on several holes. Anyway, it was a very fun trip. We were so lucky! Can’t wait to go back again soon. ♥

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