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28 November 2012

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About Me & My Family

There are 4 of us and a dog. I'm out numbered because I'm the only girl.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, relaxed, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
Daytona Beach, Florida
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
The Mountains
A Place We'd Love To Visit
New York
Favorite Vacation Memory
Visiting Williamsburg and walking down the street while the drums were playing in the background.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Flying in a plane with my oldest on our way to Tennessee. He was screaming (he was like 2 at the time) and everyone was giving me the evil eye.
Websites I Like:

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September 16 2016
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Donnie's Donuts | kids travel, kids activities
Donnie's Donuts
318 Seabreeze Blvd,
Daytona Beach,
Florida 32118
"Enjoy Vintage Donuts - Such a Treat!"
My boys and I made a quick trip to Donnie's Donuts for a special treat and we are so glad that we did!
This small donut shop is located in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida and it is such a gem! There are several flavor combinations to choose from. If you don't see the one you want just let them know and they may be able to make the perfect flavor combination for you!
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September 16 2016
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Our Deck Down Under | kids travel, kids activities
Our Deck Down Under
78 Dunlawton Avenue,
Port Orange,
Florida 32127
"Enjoy a Unique Open Air Dining Experience"
Our Deck Down Under located in Port Orange, Florida is a fun open air dining experience. The view is relaxing and the Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Grits is a dish you must try!

I visited Our Deck Down Under with my boys after a full day of sightseeing. We must have arrived at the perfect time as we did not have to wait in line. However, a line did quickly form behind us. When you enter you will choose your food items from the menu and then order at the counter and a server will bring your food out to you. We ordered our meals to go as we didn’t want to get stuck in the storm that was brewing outside. The person who took our order and served our food to us really friendly.

The menu was great as there were lots of seafood options. There were a few other options available to those who do not like seafood, including a veggie burger. I ordered the blackened fish and it was delicious. The portion was very large for the price. In fact, it was big enough for two people. If you do split your meal I would recommend getting extra sides. My fish and my Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Grits were spicy, just the way I like them! One of my boys ordered the New England Clam Chowder. He loved it! He ordered the bowl and again it was a large portion. My other son ordered the hamburger. He really enjoyed it and it was large as well. All three of us were happy with our meals and would love to return to try the other menu items that are listed, especially their Key Lime Pie.

When visiting Our Deck Down Under be sure to visit when you are really hungry as the portions are large and yummy! This is a great, relaxed place for families to enjoy.
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September 16 2016
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Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill | kids travel, kids activities
Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill
3701 South Atlantic Avenue,
Daytona Beach,
"Enjoy Breakfast Above The Ocean Waves!"
Crabby Joe’s in Daytona Beach, Florida is a fun relaxed place to enjoy breakfast on the beach. It’s located atop a pier that overlooks the beautiful Daytona Beach seashore. We visited during a tropical storm so there were tons of surfers waiting to catch the perfect wave!

During our visit the staff was super friendly. Our waitress was quick to answer all of our questions and help us out with the menu as needed. She was also quick to keep my coffee topped off which was a BIG plus for me!

The menu consisted of the usual breakfast fare. The Sweet Caramel French Toast caught my eye but I was a good girl and just stuck with my coffee. My boys ordered the Ham & Cheese Omelet and one of the Sunrise Favorites. They both really enjoyed their meals. In fact, the gobbled everything up!

This was a fun, unique dining experience that I’m sure you and your family will enjoy during your visit to Daytona Beach.

Tip: My boys said there were a lot of Pokemon characters at this restaurant.
Bring your beach attire and have some fun at the beach after breakfast.
Bring your fishing line if you like to fish as you can fish off the pier.
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September 16 2016
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Caribbean Jack's Restaurant and Bar | kids travel, kids activities
Caribbean Jack's Restaurant and Bar
721 Ballough Road,
Daytona Beach,
Florida 32114
"Great view!"
Caribbean Jack’s is a fun place to enjoy a meal with the family. You can enjoy a relaxed meal with a beautiful view. Grab swinging table for a truly unique dining experience!

My boys, age 8 and 11, and I enjoyed dinner at Caribbean Jack’s in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was a nice Florida restaurant with a gorgeous view of the water. My boys ordered from the kids’ menu while I ordered a salad from the salad menu. My oldest ordered the hamburger and it came with fries. My youngest ordered the shrimp which also came with fries. Both were good but I feel like they could have provided a few extra shrimp with that meal option. Both boys were excited to find out that ice cream was included with their meal, once they finished their food of course. My chicken salad tasted great and was very filling.

The staff was very kind and attentive. There weren’t many people in the restaurant as we visited during a storm. I would love to visit again to enjoy dinner on of the swinging tables!
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September 16 2016
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Ponce de Leon Springs State Park | kids travel, kids activities
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd,
Ponce de Leon,
Florida 32130
"Fund Day For The Entire Family!"
De Leon Springs State Park in De Leon Springs, Florida will provide you and your family with a unique spring experience that you will not want to miss. My boys and I visited in the middle of a tropical storm so we weren’t able to enjoy all that the park had to offer, but here are our highlights!

The Old Spanish Sugarmill and Griddle House
This is a make your own pancake restaurant and bakery. Each table contains a griddle and you are provided with pancake mix and “fixins” to create your very own breakfast masterpiece. My boys, ages 11 and 8, had a blast making breakfast for me and of course themselves. We were provided with two different batters. I really enjoyed the stone-ground mixture and my boys enjoyed the white flour mixture. There were several different syrups to choose from as well. My favorite was molasses. Because of the weather we did not have to wait to be seated, however, I was told that there is usually a wait so be prepared for that. I didn’t try their breads or cookies so if you do let us know what you think!

The Visitor Center
Have you ever seen a skiing elephant? At the De Leon Springs Visitor Center you can see one, well, a picture of one. Apparently, back in the day, the skiing elephant was all the rage. You will have the opportunity to learn all about the elephant and the park’s history at the visitor’s center. They also have a touch table that my boys really liked and I’m sure your kids will too!

Swimming in the De Leon Spring
The swimming area at the spring has been built up so that it is closed off to critters which is really nice. I was able to let my boys swim in the spring while I kept a close eye on them and not worry about alligators. The spring is a cool 72 degrees year round. I was going to stay dry but my kids wanted me to swim to the spring bubbles with them, which I did. It was chilly getting in but then I quickly got used to the temperature. While we were there, there were a few people swimming laps. If the spring is not crowded then this is the perfect place to get your laps in. Be sure to bring masks and snorkels for the kids and depending on their ages a life vest too.

Above are the activities we enjoyed. There are hiking trails, kayak rentals, boating, boating tours, and more to enjoy at the spring. Oh, and your kids can become a Junior Ranger at the park. Be sure to check out the park website before your visit and prepare to have some fun!
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