Friday Five – Spring Break is Finally Here!

As of this afternoon, I will officially be off from work for a week and on Spring Break!  Because my school district always schedules Spring Break for the week leading up to Easter, its never the same week each year.  With Easter a bit later this year, that also means that Spring Break is a bit later as well.  I’m more than ready for a break from my students, and I’m sure that they’re more than ready for a break from school too.

Tomorrow morning Preston, little man, and I will be on our way to Florida.  I can’t wait to spend the week away with my little family, enjoying the sunshine, as well as time with friends.  There’s so much that I’m looking forward to in the coming week including:

1.  Taking little man to the beach for the first time.

We’ll be spending the first half of our vacation on the gulf coast.  Preston and I haven’t been to the gulf since our babymoon back in August 2015, and little man has never been to the beach.  I’m excited to see how he responds to the sand.  He loved playing in the pool last summer, and when we went to Disney World in November, so I’m anticipating how he’ll react to the beach.

The beach is one of my favorite places in the entire world. I cannot wait to have my feet in the sand starting tomorrow, and to introduce little man to life at the beach.

2.  Staying oceanfront with friends.

While at the beach, we’ll be staying in an oceanfront condo with a couple of friends.  I love everything about the beach, and love the friends that we’ll be vacationing with (one of them is little man’s godfather).  I’m sure that there will be no shortage of laughter and fun while we’re all together.

3.  Running at the beach.

I cannot wait to complete a couple of runs with the beach as my backdrop.  Since we’ll be traveling on Saturday, I’ll be pushing my long run for the week back to Sunday.  I’ve been looking online for good places to run near where we’re staying so that I can take full advantage of being on the gulf instead of resorting to running on the treadmill in the resort’s fitness center.

4.  Staying at Shades of Green.

We’ll be spending the second half of vacation at Disney World, where we’ll be staying at Shades of Green for the first time.  We loved the convenience of staying at The Polynesian during our family vacation last August, but oh the cost!  Preston started a new job last year, and now qualifies to stay at the military hotel on Disney property.  We’ll be a half mile walk from The Polynesian (yay for the path that connects the two hotels!), so we’ll essentially have the convenience of staying at a monorail resort without the hefty cost.

5.  Seeing Wishes for the final time.

Wishes, the nighttime show at Magic Kingdom, is by far my favorite nighttime show at Disney World.  I was so sad to learn a couple of months ago that Wishes will end its run in mid-May.  You can bet that I’ll be taking lots of pictures of this show as we watch it for the last time.

One of my absolute favorite sights at Disney is seeing the Wishes fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle

While we’re away I’ll be taking some time off from blogging so that I can focus on enjoying my time with the family and our friends.  But I can guarantee that there will be no shortage of posts on social media.  Make sure that you’re following me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and I look forward to catching up with everybody once we’re back!

QOTD: Where will you be vacationing next?

I’m linking up for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup.  Many thanks to the wonderful ladies at Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for hosting!

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7 Responses to Friday Five – Spring Break is Finally Here!

  1. Chaitali says:

    Sounds like a great vacation! I hope you have a great time in Florida and with the break from blogging 🙂

  2. Angela says:

    Have a great time! The beach is my happy place. My next trip is in southern Spain, I can’t wait to get my toes in the sand!

  3. kookyrunner says:

    I hope that you have an awesome Spring Break!

  4. Can’t wait to hear about little man’s first beach experience. Have fun!

  5. Enjoy your vacation and time off!

  6. Hope you have a great vacation!

  7. Lesley says:

    I hadn’t heard anything about Wishes! There’s so many changes, and I’m not sure I agree with them, like taking down the Osborne Christmas lights. Does Disney have anything to replace Wishes?

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