Road Trip Update – Frugal Novice

Road Trip Update

Well, we’ve made it to Orlando! We’ve now clocked over 20 hours in the car, and we’ve survived remarkably well! We’re getting to test out the 2011 Ford Explorer on the trip, and it has definitely made the trip much more enjoyable. We’ve loved the space for passengers and cargo, the navigation system, and many other features I’ll wait and share with you in my review post. There’s one in particular that I am seriously in love with, and it’s transformed the road trip experience for me!

We arrived at our vacation home from Global Resort Homes today – it’s amazing! It’s in a gated community with a community pool, park, and theater; each home has its own screened-in pool and hot tub. Our house is huge and could easily sleep 12 people. Even having only been here a few hours I can already see the benefits of staying in a home vs. a hotel. The space, the common area, the full kitchen, the private pool… it’s just a much more family-friendly setup! I’ll take you on a tour of the place soon, but for now here’s a glimpse of the view out our back windows:

Tomorrow we’re off to Legoland! If you know us at all, you know we’re HUGE Lego fans, so this should be a really fun day. There’s a big chance for rain, so hopefully it’ll still all work out!

I’ll be back soon to talk about our Legoland experience, and to share more about our awesome vacation home!In the meantime, I’d love to hear – what’s your favorite road trip experience?

Note: We’re borrowing the Ford Explorer to review, have been provided with a vacation home to stay in while in Orlando, and received tickets to Legoland to review the park. We were not compensated monetarily for any of these reviews, and all opinions in this post are honest and our own.

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  • Lucy November 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Oh wow, the fact that you have your own screen in pool is amazing! I’m looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip! My husband and I love Disney, Legos, and the Florida weather… so I may have to save up for a trip like this in a few years when our daughter is a bit older. :)

  • Aline November 29, 2011 at 11:01 am

    As a kid we used to go on road trips to Cape Cod with four other families including my own. All the kids used to pile into one car. We had a blast. I still have wonderful memories of those crazy road trips.

  • April G December 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Wow! I’m a little envious!