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PHOTO FRIDAY – World’s Largest LEGOLAND, Winter Haven, FL

We have arrived. The Boy is finding it difficult to fill his lungs with air. Maybe I’ve mentioned, he’s a bit of a LEGO freak. Those plastic bricks have covered our floors since he was three years old. I have permanent dot indentations on the bottom of my feet. (If I connect them, I can make out Orion’s Belt.)



We’re here in Winter Haven, FL, halfway between Orlando and Tampa, for the Grand Opening Celebration of LEGOLAND Florida. And we don’t know where to go first. Today, we’ll definitely hit the Ford Driving School so he can drive a LEGO car through the city streets (no tracks!). The LEGO® TECHNIC area looks promising, too.

Tomorrow we’ll be back for more. Next week, I’ll tell you all about the world’s largest LEGOLAND. If I can convince The Boy that his home is actually NOT here.

It’s just me and The Boy on this trip. It took some subterfuge to keep it from The Girl, because she would not take kindly to being left out. (It just wasn’t in the budget.) We told her that we were going to Czechoslovakia on a middle school field trip. Mainly because she can’t quite say “Czechoslovakia.”

Have you ever traveled with just one of your children? Did you have to lie to the others? Am I doomed to be immortalized in her future therapy sessions?

Disclaimer: Our visit is being sponsored by LEGOLAND.


  1. fiona said,
    October 14, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    Traci – it looks amazing! My son is disgusted that my job doesn’t involve the grand opening of anything!

  2. October 14, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    My husband is counting down the days until we can switch from duplo to real Legos. He has plans to build a castle with his son. From scratch. Apparently he and the little guy are getting nothing but huge buckets of grey bricks for the next 10 Christmases. I may not have two kids technically, but I do know if the little guy got to go with me, his big kid of a dad would have a heart attack and do whatever he could get get off work. I’m sure there is a trip just over the horizon for The Girl to enjoy all alone with mom. Every been to Moldova? 😉

    • Traci Suppa said,
      October 14, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

      Just make sure you do a LEGO sweep before you vacuum the floor, and everything will be fine! It’s really the most amazingly plaything, and quiet, to boot!

      The Girl will get her turn; I see a trip to the American Girl place in my not-too-distant future!

  3. Mike said,
    October 14, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Yes, the lie has most likely doomed you. Have fun 🙂

  4. Tara said,
    December 12, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    We went to Florida this summer and my son was devastated that Legoland had not opened yet.
    (I also think it is awesome that you call your kids The Boy and The Girl… since that is how I refer to my kids on my blog). Great minds think alike.

    • Traci Suppa said,
      December 13, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

      It will be even better next summer when they open the water park! Thanks for stopping by, Tara!