I cannot begin to tell y'all how much fun I am having planning our big family summer vacation which I have now nicknamed
The Soladay Family Caliventure.
Why? Because it's our California adventure, and I like the way it sounds.
We have regretfully nixed the RV due to the costs adding up quickly and have decided to fly instead. This will cut our out of pocket expenses of $4,000 down to about half of that. That, my friends, is a chunk of change.
Our daily itinerary is jammed packed with family greatness as seen below:
Leave DFW for Orange County, California
Disney's California Adventureland
Beach Day at Newport Beach
Drive to San Diego/San Diego Zoo
Beach Day in San Diego
Sea World & Return to Orange County
Leave Orange County for DFW
Do you think the kids will be exhausted?!
I have been researching each park so that we have a game plan going each day. When you're traveling with a pack, you have to be prepared. I have put together a daily itinerary for each of the parks with meal plans, a list of rides/attractions which are must dos for our family and in what order...allowing us to make the most of every day...the height requirements for each one, whether a Disney Fast Pass is applicable, and the location of the penny machines along the way so the boys can add to their passports.
Check out 2 of the day's agendas! You like? I do!
I have also been working on a travel bag for each of the boys complete with a kid-friendly itinerary, an activity book for the plane ride, brochures from each of the parks...which you can order online, a small disposable camera, change for the penny machines...Thank you, Casey for that idea, and a few other small goodies.
Ryan and I cannot wait,
and the boys
are counting down the days!!!