A quiet sunrise before heading to a day at Busch Gardens.
Shaun and I marveled at how easy the kids were this trip. We
are anxious for an empty nest enjoyed the benefits of having older children. For the first time, there was no stroller or diaper bag to schlep and it was ok if naps didn't happen. Shaun and I even went out for a long, early-morning walk together, leaving sleeping children at home, but knowing if any one of them woke up, they'd be fine without us for a bit. We've had nearly ten years of vacationing with little ones and its noticeably pleasant to do it with not-so-little ones.
Nathan and Shaun are both entrepreneurs...so it wasn't surprising that they met a real estate agent to look at a rental house in the area. It wasn't a good fit, but their wheels got turning.
I love that she requested a picture, just us girls.
One last sunrise....
...before hitting the road.
We're so grateful to Nana and Grandpa John for making this trip possible for us each year. Many great memories have been made over the years but for sure this one will always stand out.