January 14, 2009

Family Planning

Ha! Made you look. Not that type of planning - vacation planning. It's time for us (read: me) to map out our family vacations for the year. I've got to figure out just the right combination of vacation factors: location, mode of transport, lodging, activities, etc. that will work for our budget, vacation time, and kids. As of right now I am toying with a trip to Disney. Now I've always said that I would never go until the kids were at least 5 years old+ but the 40% off promotion I got in the mail is looking mighty tempting. We could also combine a trip to Disney with a visit to the grandparents in Miami and drive up to Orlando, so that makes it even more appealing. But am I crazy to contemplate a major themepark with 3 young ones? I'm sure that if we make a stop in Miami we could convince a Grandma to come with us for backup...Are there even rides for preschoolers at Disney? It's been so long since I've gone.

Our second option is the Outer Banks. I'm excited about that one - the beach!! And a vacation home that will fit us all comfortably. And the beach!! Since North Carolina is withing reasonable driving distance, it's just a matter of finding a decent home for a decent price. We went to the Hamptons when Chatterbox was 1 - the day after her 1st birthday, actually - and we had a blast.

And with temperatures like the ones we're experiencing now, I am totally dreaming about summer.


tifi said...

I don't think you're crazy thinking about Disney with three little ones. I'm thinking the same thing though my littles are a bit bigger than yours I think. The Outer Banks also sounds fabulous, maybe b/c I am planning a trip there sometime this year too. Hehe.

tifi said...

And 40% off? Ima need to get on the mailing list, asap.

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

ooh, I'd love to do Disney too. I've never been. Or would it be wrong to just go to Sandals?

How'd you get the 40% offer?

3XMom said...

Well, I just went to Disney with two of my three (ages 6 & 4) and there is PLENTY to do with preschoolers. PLENTY. I highly recommend it.
That said, i LOVE the Outer Banks. Go every year. Altough the best things to do there are listen to the waves and play on the beach. Very different vacations.

DemMom said...

This is the time of year, every year, when my whole family (cousins, etc.) start talking about a trip to the Outer Banks. It usually happens, after much controversy over dates, size of the house, costs, beach front vs beach access, etc. etc. And a great idea to do it now, when it's 20 degrees in VA!

Days like These! said...

I used to live near Morehead City which isn't very far from The Outer Banks!

You'll LOVE either place you choose :)

40% off?????

That's what I'm talking about!!!!!!!

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