Yeah - being able to bring the kids is a blessing. I could only dream of an island when I was young.
The highlight of our trip when we go down with friends staying at hotels is inviting everyone over. I love spending the morning preparing - and the afternoon swimming, mixing drinks and grilling. This year - it turned into a dance party with the kids after the sun went down. One of the kids plugged their iPod into my dock by the pool and started blasting PitBull - which my 62 year old mother proceeded to get funky to!