Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Disney World Day 1

We, reluctantly, decided to take the kids out of school the week of Labor Day and make our way to Disney World in Orlando.  It's really only about a 9 hour drive for us.  To me, that's not bad, I love road trips and our kids travel really well.  I just always make sure I have pillows, blankets, chargers and ear buds, for them of course.

We started off on Saturday August 30 and headed for Jacksonville, FL where my Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Terry live.  We haven't seen their new and I was definitely coveting.

We got there in time to watch the Alabama game and visit with some other family who live in the area that I haven't seen in quite a while.  It was a nice evening.  We got up really early the next day and headed for Orlando!

It was about a 2 1/2 hour drive.  Not bad at all and the weather was turning out to be gorgeous.  Still a little warm for my liking, but I can tolerate the heat a lot better now.  

Finally, we arrived, but we haven't updated the GPS in the car so it was a little rough finding our resort.  We stayed at The Caribbean Beach Resort.  It was our first time staying here and we opted to wait for one of renovated rooms with queen beds.  We were getting a little antsy because it was getting late in the day, we weren't in our room yet, we needed showers and all of our luggage was in the car and snacks were melting.  

We finally got in our room and showered quickly and took off to Hollywood Studios so we could get to dinner at Hollywood & Vine, which was a first and let me say, it was delicious.  Then after dinner we headed over to see the Fantasmic show.  Mike and I have seen it before, but it's been a long time and the kids had not.  We wanted this trip to be full of new experiences and new restaurants.  The kids are older and no stroller needed so we were ready to conquer Mickey and Friends.

Stay tuned for Day 2 of our trip!  It was a loooong day but so very fun!  


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