This year, we went to Florida for our summer vacation. Usually I take Tatsuki and Satoshi to Pennsylvania to visit their grandparents and uncles, but this year my parents wanted to take the boys to Disney World, so we all met in Florida. Ayumi also came with us this year, for the first time in about 5 years.
We flew from Okayama to Haneda. We took a bus from Haneda to Narita and flew to Dallas, Texas, changed planes and flew to Palm Beach in Florida. My parents and oldest brother Anthony took a train to Florida. It was a special train that also took their car with them. We spent the first 4 days at a beach resort in Palm Beach. It was fantastic! We had an ocean view from our condominium on the 6th floor with beautiful sunrises every morning. We spent time relaxing on the beach and at the pool and recovering from our jet lag.
During our second night, the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night. It was so loud! We all went outside and found out that it was a false alarm. The fire department came anyway. Satoshi was happy to take a picture with the fire truck.
Ayumi and I went kayaking around the bay.
We had some excellent seafood for lunch one day.
We rented a car to drive from Palm Beach to Orlando. It was about a 3 hour drive. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant called Steak & Shake. They had the biggest milkshakes that I have ever seen.
Then we spent 5 days at Disney World. Disney in Orlando has 4 different parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. We had a great time at each park and visited the Magic Kingdom twice.