Florida Vacations

This post is dedicated to all of our non-Disney travels to the Sunshine State! Living so close to Florida offers us a lot of opportunity to visit and make memories together. Travel is very important to me and to my family so I’m thankful we are so close to so many fun places to visit! These are listed in chronological order:

 Looking for our Disney vacations? You can see that post here! 


The Day Zach Proposed Feb 2006 – Satellite Beach


Camping 2008 – Lake City

Thanksgiving 2008 – Melbourne

Christmas 2008 – Melbourne


Baby Shower for Kye 2009 – Melbourne

Kye meeting Nana 2009 – Melbourne

Memorial Day 2009 – Melbourne

Weekend Visit

Kye’s First Beach Visit

Anniversary 2009 – Ft Lauderdale

4th of July 2009 – St Augustine

August 2009 – Daytona Beach

Nana’s Passing August 2009 – Melbourne

August 2009 – Panama City Beach

Part 1

Part 2

Labor Day 2009 – Panama City Beach

Part 1

Part 2

Weekend Visit September 2009 – Melbourne

Thanksgiving 2009 – Melbourne

Kye’s First Thanksgiving

Brevard Zoo

Visiting with Family


March 2010 Wedding – St Augustine

Cocktail Party


Rehearsal and Dinner

Pre-Wedding Morning




Car Decorating
Professional Pictures

Easter 2010 – Melbourne

Easter Celebration

Easter Pictures

Hunting Eggs

Graduation Visit May 2010 – Melbourne

Kye’s First Time Walking



4th of July 2010 – St Augustine

Day 1

Day 2 – Beach and Putt Putt

Day 3 Rain Dancing

Independence Day

The Beach!

Mullican Family Trip August 2010 – Daytona Beach

Day 1 – Bubba Gump


Olive Garden

Day 3

Final Beach Morning

Labor Day 2010 – Jacksonville Beach

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Er Visit and Lost at Sea

Thanksgiving 2010 – Melbourne

Christmas 2010 – Orlando

Gift opening and Ikea Visit


Chelsi’s Wedding May 2011 – Fort Walton Beach



Around Town

Kye at Dinner

Megow Beach Trip 2011 – Palm Coast

Part 1


Part 2

Family Pics

4th of July Trip 2011 – St Augustine

Beach and Park
Old Town
Putt Putt
Independence Day

Labor Day Trip 2011 – St Augustine


Britt’s First Vacation Feb 2012 – Jacksonville

Jacksonville Zoo
Zoo Break
Finishing the Zoo
Britt’s First Swim
Pizza Night

Casey and Jordan’s Wedding March 2012 – Greenville

Pre-Wedding Girl Time
Professional Pictures I
Professional Pictures II

Britt’s First Beach Trip in April 2012 – Satellite Beach

Bagel World and Fishing
Meeting Family

4th of July 2012 – St Augustine

Arrival and Fishing
Britt’s 2nd 1st Beach Visit
Old Town St Augustine
Boat Pictures
Putt Putt
Beach II
Celebrating the 4th

Girls Beach Trip July 2012 – Jacksonville

Labor Day Trip 2012 – Orlando

Arrival and Splash Park

Supporting the Seminoles

Day 2 – Putt Putt

Peabody and Maggiano’s

Pool and Pizza

Day 4

World’s Largest McDonald’s


Valentine’s Day 2013 – Panama City Beach

More on V-Day
Family Time
Night Out on the Town

4th of July 2013 – St Augustine

Arrival and Putt Putt
Independence Day
Boats and Fishing
Park and Carrousel
Beach II

Labor Day 2013 – Fernandina Beach

Orlando Birthday Trip – November 2013

Advocare Trip to Destin, Florida – November 2013

Part 1
Beach Day


Parker Family Spring Break Trip – Spring 2014

Part 1

Part 2

Fall Break Trip to Cocoa Beach! – Fall 2014


Spring Break Trip to Cocoa Beach – Spring 2016

Labor Day Trip 2016 – September 2016


St. Augustine Trip – Summer 2018

Spear’s First Beach Day

3rd and 4th

End of Trip


Universal Studios Orlando Trip – Spring 2019

Our Stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay

Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Travel Guide for Universal Orlando Resort

Spear’s First Visit to Satellite Beach – April 2019

Our First Visit to SeaWorld Orlando – Summer 2019

St. Augustine Beach Trip – July 2019

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Show – November 2019


St. Augustine Beach Trip – July 2020

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Universal Studios Trip – July 2020

Girl’s Day at Universal

Big Kid Universal Day

LEGOLAND Trip – July 2020

Our Stay at LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel

First Universal Orlando Passholder Morning

Our Key West Trip – December 2020

Part 1 – Islamorada

Part 2 – Key West Day

Part 3 – Dolphin & Jet Ski Day

Part 4 – Snorkeling & Enjoying Hawk’s Cay

Part 5 – Chill Day at Hawk’s Cay


Girl’s St. Augustine Beach Weekend – April 2021

And I’m sure there will be many more to come!

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Emily Parker

Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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