While this isn’t 100% done deal yet (as in, we are still working on the details), it appears our planned family vacation to “up north” in Michigan this summer is being canceled. It was actually my daughter’s “dream vacation” for a while. And so, she is graduating from high school this year. We booked a rental house around Traverse city, planned some relaxing days and activities, etc.
And then, last night when I took my daughter out for dinner for Valentine’s Day (well, the day after, but in honor of), she confessed that she would rather go back to…you guessed it…Florida! Universal Studios, to be specific.
So, time to reactivate my Universal Touring Plans account and start looking for vacation home rentals, etc. To be clear, this particular trip is a budget trip, compared to last year’s trip…which means finding very inexpensive accommodations, and likely not eating much in the parks at all, and only 4 days in the parks. No Disney! (Which is somewhat of a shame since I’ll still have my AP active for Disney during this trip.)
Now…I want to be clear…I did NOT pressure my daughter into this at all! It was all her! In case people were wondering. (Having said that, I’m still secretly…well, not so secretly now…happy to be returning to Universal instead of “up north”.)