Travel Tuesday – We Won A Vacation!

by Carrie with Children with 8 comments

I’ve been following the Wyndham Tampa on Twitter and Facebook for awhile now.  They caught my attention with their iPad giveaway initially (it’s over now…I didn’t win).  I checked out their hotel online – it looked awesome, so I continued to follow along!  The next promotion was a scavenger hunt in select cities in the Southeast – one being Jacksonville!  Yay!

So, today was the scavenger hunt and the winners in each city received a two-night stay including breakfast and the choice of tickets to Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium or dinner for two and a movie. We’ve been talking about going to the aquarium for awhile now, my husband loves anything to do with the water – so I was determined to win this prize!  It would be the perfect mini-vacation for our family, especially since it’s only 2 1/2hours away from home!

Last night, an early bird clue was posted with the general area of town where the prize was hidden.  So, this morning the girls and I packed it up and headed that direction and waited for the first clue to be sent at noon.  Long story short, the scavenger hunt led us to an awesome coffee shop and we WON the scavenger hunt!   YAY!  Here’s Maggie and I with the hidden prize – a football helmet!  (Molly was sleeping in her car seat at my feet.)

I am so excited about our mini-vacation!  I’m hoping we can go sometime after the Christmas holidays!  It will be a nice getaway for us and some fun, family time!  Stay on the lookout for a wrap-up of our trip for a future Travel Tuesday!  For now – go follow Wyndham Tampa on Twitter and Facebook – maybe you can be the next big winner!


  • Anonymous

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!!!! Maggie will LOVE looking at all the fishies at the aquarium. WOO HOO

    Pam Rodgers King

  • Sippy Cup Mom

    Congratulations on winning! Do you know how awesome you are for going on a scavenger hunt with two little ones! You brave mama!

  • Carrie with Children

    Thanks Pam! I think she will love it (and so will her parents!)

    SCM – Just goes to show you what one mom will do to win a free vacation! 🙂

  • Kimi

    Fun! You guys will have to come over for dinner!!! Love the Seminole helmet 😉 Congrats!!!!

  • Carrie with Children

    Kimi – I was saving that helmet for you. You weren't supposed to notice it! 🙂 I can't wait to see you guys!!

  • Garrett - Life of the Tailgate

    That is so awesome! Congrats! I like the hidden prize helmet too 🙂

  • Dixie Diva Deals

    Wow, that is AMAZING!! Congratulations on you fantastic win. I am your newest follower from the Twitter Moms Blog Following Group!! please take a minute to visit and follow me when you have a chance. I would REALLY appreciate it!
    Dixie Diva Deals
    BTW I love your blog!