Day 4 – Rest Day
I’m glad we built some rest time into our schedule, especially since my leg was still acting up. You can see in my poolside lounging photo that it was quite swollen, even though the pain had mostly subsided by this point.
We took our rest day seriously; we slept in, snacked, and swam. The resort pool was excellent; not too crowded, with plenty of space for the kids to play, and located directly next to a small park/play area. The only real challenge was making sure Gwen didn’t drown herself. The kid can’t quite swim yet, but she’s not afraid to try!
Inspired by all the fun we’d had so far, Tim and I signed up for a vacation club/timeshare connected to our SPG account. Between earning double Starpoints and new Staroptions, we get steeply discounted rates and upgrades at a number of Starwood hotels and resorts. I hope to be blogging about a family trip to Kauai or the Bahamas in a couple years!
Day 5 – Legoland
I’ve wanted to take the kids to Legoland ever since I went to the San Diego park for work in 2012, so we took a day to go to the Florida park. We didn’t get to everything, not by far, but the kids had a good time. It seems like the park is designed more for the younger set, which meant Ellie and Gwen could do most rides on their own, making for a more relaxed time for Tim and me.
My favorite part was seeing all the LEGO sculptures and displays, and, of course, a trip to the LEGO store. You might be surprised to know I didn’t blow our budget on LEGOs, although I totally could have.
I have a feeling by next year, the kids will have aged out of Legoland (especially since they’re uninterested in the roller coasters and other “big kid” rides) so we probably won’t go back. But it was a fun way to spend a day for my LEGO-obsessed kids (and, let’s be honest, me too!)