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Spring Break in Florida: Family Photos, Dinner Shows and Beaches – Oh My!

Nokia Lumia Icon

Taken with the Nokia Lumia Icon

On Friday, we left bitter Michigan on a plane and touched down in sunny Florida just 3 hours later. It had been a long time since we saw green grass, flowers or even a sunny day for that matter. My toddler couldn’t contain herself. As we walked to our vehicle, she went on and on about the weather. 

“Oh my gosh mom it’s warm out. It’s so warm out. I don’t even need a coat! IT’S SO WARM OUT!!”

We had big plans for this vacation but what I wasn’t prepared for was a private concert of Let it Go by 3 year old prodigy Maddilyn Tru – you better watch out ‘Adele Dazeem’! ;) Thankfully I had my new Nokia Lumia Icon on me and with some quick thinking, captured this fun video for our family.

I realized half way through this performance that I was standing right next to the water garden and quite a distance away. My heart sunk thinking her rendition wouldn’t be heard over the babbling water. Fortunately, the Nokia Lumia Icon has four mics so it picked her up just fine!  Family Beach Pictures On thursday, our family finally joined us and we started things off with some fun family photos. We’re all beach bunnies so naturally we headed there first. Early in the week I had pinned some family photo ideas to my windows live tiles for easy access. I had no problem seeing them thanks to Sunlight Readability Enhancement but getting the toddler to actually cooperate? That’s another matter entirely. We did get a few good shots though. 

The following days were spent at amusements parks and our nights at dinner shows like Medieval Times. It had been many years since I visited Medieval times so it was like seeing it for the first time. We got pretty good seats at the end of the arena, although I wish we had arrived earlier to get lower seats – it’s first come first serve. Medieval Times 1Regardless, I was still able to capture some great shots, which surprised me since it they were at action shots, in full zoom and these can be tricky under even good lighting conditions! 

Medieval TimesSurprisingly, my phone even out performed my DSLR lens thanks to it’s f/2.4 aperture. After that, I left the DSLR at home. With the Lumia Icon I didn’t find it necessary to lug it around, which will be great tomorrow because we’re headed to Cocoa Beach!   

Thank you to Nokia and Verizon for providing the Lumia Icon for purposes of this article. All opinions remain my own.

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley spends her days avoiding run-ons as she turns words from yellow to chartreuse and wearing out the M & N keys writing about Travel, DIY, and Tech. She hopes to inspire the masses to travel and LIVE happily one InstaTweetPin at a time.

33 Comments

  1. April 5, 2014 at 6:52 am — Reply

    We take a Florida trip at least once a year. It looks like you had a great time! I can’t wait to go again myself!

  2. April 7, 2014 at 9:06 am — Reply

    looks like quite a fun trip. the beach and a show is always a family hit with our family.

  3. April 8, 2014 at 10:19 am — Reply

    Oh what a fun time you had! I’d love to be someplace warm right now.

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