In December we invested in 2 more rolling carry-ons since we now have to pay to check luggage. I was sure that we'd still need to check at least one bag but Derek thought we could get everything into one rolling carry-on each. He was right, we did it! And we didn't have to pay to check any bags at all. The kids were troopers and each pulled their own suitcase and carried their own backpack. When we've flown in the past we each had a full size suitcase and we brought the double stroller too, so it really seemed so easy with the small amount of luggage that we had.
We saw the sunrise on the airplane:
And the sunset on the airplane:
On our 2nd flight we had to made an emergency medical landing in Nashville. Someone on the plane was having serious problems and thought they were having a stroke. We made it to Orlando an hour and a half late, and then drove over 2 hours to Jacksonville where Derek's parents live.
Normally we stay the majority of our trip in Jacksonville and just spend a few days in Orlando, but this trip we opted to stay longer in Orlando and do 2 parks so we only had one full day in Jacksonville.
We visited Castaway Island, a nature preserve right around the corner from Derek's parents' house.
Following the tracks on the trail at Castaway Island