Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Our Trip to Florida

The new station is so pretty.
 
 
Usually my family treks down to Florida for spring break, or just after the kids get out of school for the summer.  This year we headed to the sunshine state a few days after the end of the school year.
 
My mom lives in the Orlando area, in a city called Winter Park. She told me about the new Sun Rail that just opened up about a month ago. It is a light rail that goes by several towns north of downtown Orlando and a few exits south of the city. The plan is for the light rail to go down to the airport. We decided to take a ride for half of the route.
 
 
 
The station is also where the Amtrak comes thru.
 
 
 
 
 Michael and Jordan enjoying their ride.



 
 
After the train ride we strolled the shops of downtown Winter Park. One my absolute favorite galleries to visit is the Timothy Gallery. They have several local and national known fine arts and fine craftsman.
 
 
 
They have glassware, jewelry, clothing and all sorts of goodies.
 
 
 

 
My second favorite gallery is the Scott Laurent Collection. They have a lot of large paintings and other beautiful home décor.
 
 
 
 
The downtown as several hidden walkways with more wonderful stores.
 
 
 
 
Todd always knows I want to come to my old stomping grounds when I visit.
 
 
 
We also went to Cocoa Beach for the day. My daughter Bethany is enjoying the sun.
 
 
 

 We were just south of Port Canaveral. If you look off in the distance you will see two cruise ships. The first is a Carnival Cruise ship and the second a Disney Cruise ship.  The ships were literally only three miles away from us. It was neat watching them go further out to sea and head south to the Caribbean.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time visiting my mom!



5 comments:

Carla from The River said...

Sounds like a great time. :-)
Family time is always the best time.
xx oo

Lorrie Esposito said...

Thanks for sharing your trip Michelle. You have a beautiful family.

sammysgrammy said...

I'm glad you had a nice time on your Florida trip. Your mom probably loved having her family there, as well.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! Makes me miss living in GA and traveling to visit family in the Crystal River and Fort Myers areas. A train ride is so much fun!

Memories for Life said...

Looks like a great trip! The sunshine is so refreshing. And I love that bright green building :)