[QUOTE=Mickeybug;1025540]This year we’re going in July, which will be a first since all other trips have been in Oct, Feb or June. After reading posts for months about how miserable the weather is in July/Aug and how many people avoid it like the plague I thought I might better look into the heat factor before meeting with the rest of my group for planning. After searching several different sites they all came back with the “average high” is around 92, and the overall average is low/mid 80’s. That sounds great since our average high is in the mid/upper 90’s with 80+% humidity.
Now I don’t have to worry about the heat anymore, just those danged Hurricane’s:pirate:[/QUOTE]
92?! I went in July 08 and it was 98* + and night time lows were in the upper 80’s lower 90’s.
I’m as native as they come, born and raised in the town I live in in Southwest Fl. The heat normally isn’t as bothersome to me, but July 08 it about killed me. (Being nearly 8 months pregnant didn’t help either. :laugh:)
This years trip was planned around the hotel discount. The kids will miss 2 full days of school and the 3rd day is a 1/2 day. They get back in time for 2 more 1/2 days , the last one being the last day of school. Our ground rules for the trip were good grades and not missing much school if any prior to the trip. Our school basically shuts down the curriculum the last week to 2 wks before school lets out anyways. It’s review work or movies etc. DD#1 has missed 1 day and DS#2 has missed 4 days, all to illness.
Also, it was the best time for me to miss any work, so that helped. September-May is hectic at work due to tourist season.