Seeking Palm Trees And Sunshine

It’s time.  Time for an annual event like no other.  Where my Sister and I pack up our broods and head off to the cottage!  Hold up.  Clearly, this trip is not headed anywhere near cottage country.  Sigh.  Yes, I’m sad, no happy, no nervous and excited to report that instead of the annual pilgrimage to my beloved cottage country, our crazy fam is headed to FLORIDA!

Why?  Where do I start?  Well, I’m a cottage snob.  Shocking, I know.  Every year we rent an incredible 5-7 bedroom beauty on a lake we grew up on.  We plunk down our credit card and get on with the planning.  However this year?  It wasn’t in the stars.  The cottage I had “on hold”, suddenly wasn’t available.  Heartache! The search for a replacement started too late and was an exercise in frustration.  Cottages that came close to meeting our needs were asking in excess of $6ooo.oo, yes SIX THOUSAND dollars, for a week.  Freaking ridiculous.  Then one (wine-addled) afternoon, an epiphany of sorts.  We could go to Orlando, Kissimmee actually, and stay in a 6 bed 5 bath house with our very own pool and hot tub in the heart of Kissimmee for a whole lot less than that.  And a new plan was born!!

Before long flights were booked and a new amazing annual event is on the horizon.  Our annual SISTERS Cottage Vacation has just become our Annual Sisters Vacay.  Please Lord let this go well!  Two Mamas, 2 Teens, a 5 year old and a toddler.  This could get interesting.

Wish me luck as we explore new horizons, take in new attractions and seek out some palm trees and sunshine.  This vacation is going to be blogworthy.  I’ll be taking the opportunity to take a much need break with my loved one’s so see you when I return!  Be sure to follow all the fun by keeping in touch with me as I occasionally update from Twitter, Facebook and of course Instagram!


  1. kathy downey says:

    I’m sure you will have a fantastic vacation,enjoy and play safe!

  2. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Oh I am so jealous! Florida is totally heaven on earth.

  3. Josophine says:

    Wow! Your holiday with your SassySis sounds incredible! Have a marvellous time in sunny Orlando!!

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I have absolutely no doubt that you will all have a marvellous time and will all treasure happy memories on your return. 🙂

  5. Laurie P says:

    have a great time, look forward to reading all about it!

  6. Melinda Jana says:

    have fun in Florida!!! can’t wait to see the pictures and hear the stories

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Hope that you are all having a ton of fun and lots of delicious food too 🙂

  8. HEIDI C. says:

    Wow – even with the exchange rate being so awful, it is amazing that you couldn’t vacation in Canada for a reasonable price.

  9. Judy Cowan says:

    I am sure it will be a great vacation – enjoy!

  10. Krista M says:

    Oh my gosh that is crazy expensive! Good for you for exploring a new vacay in Florida! From your updates it sounds like it’s wonderful & that the water park was great!

  11. Sarah alexis says:

    Palm trees and sunshine sounds pretty good to me! I have a family vacay coming up in august – no palm trees, just 11 people in a cottage and a trillion mosquitos!! LOL… still wonderful though 🙂

Speak Your Mind (Rest assured, email addresses will not be shared)