Dreaming of Spring Break

Is anyone else running on fumes? It has been a week. Because we currently live in an area that schedules Spring Break around Easter, our week-long vacation from school and regular life is extra late this year. A handful of years ago, Clay and I vowed to make every attempt to pack a suitcase and physically leave during Spring Break if our schedule allows. While neither one of us were into the traditional Spring Break scene during our college years, we appreciate the mental reset that escaping home can provide this time of year. Especially when we call the fast-paced and unrelenting Washington DC suburbs home (we do enjoy living here, I promise!).

Deremer Studios Commercial Photograph – Amelia Island
www.ameliaisland.com

We decided quite early that we’d go to Amelia Island, Florida for Spring Break this year. My parents bought a place there last year so after coordinating with my siblings last fall, Clay and I penciled our family to use it for the week. It helps with scheduling that my siblings and I don’t live in the same area – different school calendars!

We’re driving to Florida because it is not in our budget to fly – especially since we’re going to Germany and Austria this summer. We are able to travel as much as we do because we are willing to drive to a lot of our destinations. Would it be easier and faster to fly to Florida? Yes. Would we still like to be able to contribute to our kids’ 529s? Also yes. We are incorporating a brief stay in Savannah, Georgia into our road trip to Florida. We’re staying right on the river and we’re looking forward to exploring the Hostess City of the South.

We don’t have much of anything planned during our time in Amelia Island beyond relaxing on the beach. We will be bringing our stand-up paddle board with us to Floria so we’re excited to take her on her maiden voyage. I have a stack of books to read without guilt and we’ll be sure to eat at some of our favorite local places – like Timoti’s (pictured)!

My parents will be meeting us there towards the end of our stay and watching the kids for a night while Clay and I escape to the Casa Monica Resort and Spa in St. Augustine, Florida. We’re looking forward to staying in one of the oldest hotels in the country and enjoying the Moorish and Spanish Revival architecture on the property.

Yesterday was dreary, rainy, and cold – it made it easy to daydream about our upcoming trip. Thankfully the sun is shining today – perfect weather for the first Little League games of the season. And soon enough we will be breathing in the salty air and eating fresh seafood. What about you? Has your Spring Break already come and gone? Did you go anywhere? What are your Spring Break plans?

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3 thoughts on “Dreaming of Spring Break

  1. Lindsay April 7, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    Sounds like you’re going to have an incredible Spring Break. I haven’t been to Amelia Island before BUT it sounds like a destination that I need to visit in the next few years. Question for you … have you guys ever considered visiting places in the Midwest? I have always lived in the midwest and have always really enjoyed visiting Chicago, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Wisconsin Dells, etc. 🙂

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    • Karen April 11, 2019 / 8:09 am

      Hi Lindsay! We have lived in the midwest (stationed outside of Kansas City, MO) before and traveled to a lot of nearby places then. My husband grew up in Ohio and I spent my childhood on epic road trips across the US so we’ve seen a lot of midwest – same with when we drive to new stations across the US. 🙂 That being said – we love Chicago and we’d love to live in Minneapolis some day. I have nothing but positive vibes for the Twin Cities.

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      • Lindsay April 11, 2019 / 10:43 pm

        Karen, I should have known that you guys had traveled the midwest. Definitely hit me up for recommendations if/when you ever travel to the Twin Cities. So many great restaurants, hiking trails, and bike routes. It really is a great travel location! 🙂

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