When you are tired of the rain, cold and snow on the East Coast or Midwest, there is nothing quite like hitting the sunshine and beautiful beaches of Florida! Some of my happiest childhood memories were about leaving the snow behind in Michigan on a wintery day and waking up to bright sun and warm breezes on my face.
My Dad drove all night long and we would pitch a tent right on the stunning snow-colored sandy beaches of Pensacola. A very frugal, but thrilling journey for a family of six, that we usually did a couple of times a winter. We'd return, with big smiles, winter tans and totally relaxed.
On our recent road trip to Florida, we re-lived some of that bliss. Sometimes, it's the simple moments of fun, sun and togetherness that makes for the happiest family vacation memories. Like building a sand castle together as the sun sets and the tide rolls in.
What are your happiest family memories? Did you ever escape the snow for some holiday sunshine?