Family Road Trip 2011 – Frugal Novice

Family Road Trip 2011

We’re hitting the road! My family and I will be making the drive from Texas to Florida soon (over 18 hours!), and posting about our experiences along the way. We’re excited to be trying a 2011 Ford Explorer for our trip – the space seems like it will fit us well, and wow do I miss driving an SUV!

While in Orlando we’ll be staying at a Global Resort Home, a great option for family lodging. The house we’ll be in has a game room and a pool! Here’s hoping the temperatures will stay nice so we can give the pool a try. This will be our first time staying in a vacation home instead of a hotel, and I’m pretty excited – we’ll actually have space, and will have a full kitchen at our disposal on top of the fun stuff.

We’re going to get to visit Disney World while we’re in Florida (which is still a surprise to the boys – I can’t wait to see their faces when we tell them!) and hope to do some other fun things, too.

I can’t wait to share our trip with you – be looking for posts with the above logo on them to know they’re about our trip, or click here to read all of our road trip posts.


  • Reply April G December 27, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I’ve been loving your road trip posts! It’s fun to live a little bit gratuitously through your family’s travels and to dream about some of the places I might take my kids in the future.

  • Reply kim A. December 31, 2011 at 7:20 am

    what a great family trip to Disney world! hope to take my family to there too. I give you lots of credit 18hours is a long way, but so worth it.

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