Gimme a Kissimmee!

April 16, 2009


Ya GOTTA love free stuff. I know I have no hindrances with it. šŸ˜€ We are always going to places that are free or dirt-cheap. When all my kids are independent and I am reaping in the money, THEN I can go on a cruise, right? For now, it’s nature walks, visiting zoos in the off-season, visiting museums with free admission, etc. With four kids, admission prices can really add up… so it’s obvious that we would lean toward the frugal finds. But sometime we’re going to splurge and do something WILD… like visit a different state, woo!

We have plans of going “down south.” I’d LOVE to show the kids the Gulf of Mexico. I visited Florida as a teen and I will never forget the sight of the turquoise-blue waters lapping up the white sands on the beach. It was exquisite, the visit of a lifetime. I went with a friend and we stayed with friends in Kissimmee, visited Orlando (Museum of Wax, Disney World) and went to the western side of Florida to the beach. Wow. It is so beautiful there. But the kids are pretty sick of my visit-to-Florida-when-I-was-a-teen stories. I guess it’s time to actually take them. And I hear the Osceola County Historical Museum is a spectacular place to visit, too. And the Monument of States in downtown Kissimmee looks cool, too (and free!). It’s a huge monument that has a rock from every state in the U.S.

So of course, seeing the beach and monuments are free. GETTING to the beach and monuments is another story. And here’s the good news: there’s a vacation giveaway getaway package from the generous folks at the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau! It’s called the Freedom to Enjoy Kissimmee Sweepstakes. Check out the details at the Kissimmee Tourism site. The prizes are spectacular, and I’ve entered!

Kissimmee is giving away a total of three weekend getaways of 3 days/2 nights for two people; and two weeklong vacations for four people! Drawings will be held on or around May 1st and June 1st, 2009. Check it out!


One Response to “Gimme a Kissimmee!”

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