So our trip to Disney was so much fun! Considering that we had a hurricane on the coast, and a depleted tropical storm that came through also, the weather was hot, humid, and rainy. Typical weather from assumption though. I guess on the "rains 3 times a day" Floridians live by!
Our house was amazing, and it was so great to stay in a place where we did not have to share a pool, or any private time we wanted to have. The resort was beautiful, right on a golf course, and for all we got the price was certainly right! We will rent another house for our next trip, for a family of our size, it's really the right thing to do.
So we arrived in Florida about 11:30 am. The house was not ready, so we met up with Carrie, went to eat, drop off her rental car~and went food shopping. By the time we were done doing all of this, the house was ready for us. The kids were so impressed, all they kept saying was "OMG, this house must cost a fortune!!" LOL! They wanted to swim everyday, and the pool water was so warm and great~I was a happy camper! (I hate water less than 80 deg.) after we unpacked everything, we all literally jumped in the pool with all of our clothes on, it was so much fun!
Donovan learned how to swim that week, Brayden loved swimming with his swimmies on, and Rowan LOVED the pool!! Jordan was being cranky, so he hated everything that week...he just wanted to "go back to his Blue house!"
First we went to Magic Kingdom, and it was really nice, it rained a bit, but it did not last too much. Carrie pretty much taught us that when it rained there, we just do the shows, or the indoor rides. I was happy about the fact that all the lines were in buildings for the most part. So that really cut back on heat stroke and major sunburn!
Second, we went to Epcot. All the lines were really long for Soaring and test track, so we decided to do the countries, and come back to Epcot another day. All the fast passes were distributed for the day, so we figured that we would get lucky on another day....which we did.
Third, we went to Hollywood studios. That was a lot of fun! Brayden got to be in the Star Wars Jedi training show, he was so excited! Rowan got to meet his hero, Handy Manny! He was so cute, trying to claw his was out of my arms to get to him...I did not realize that he loved him so much! They got their faces painted (and I joined them). We went on the Tower of Terror ride, and OMG, I don't think I'll go back on it ever again!! LOL! It was soo scary!
Fourth, we went to Animal Kindgom. We were there for only an hour and 1/2 because I ended up with heat exhaustion, and Rowan had 102.2 fever and threw up all over Bill right before we went on the train ride from the petting zoo (which was lame) back to the main park. So we left right after that, and went back to the house. We swam, and got Rowan some Tylenol, and made him relax for the day.
The next day he was starting to feel better, so we went back to epcot, rode what we missed, then went back to Magic Kingdom to go back on the teacups, and go shopping. Bill and I even got a chance to get out on our own, and we went to Joe's Crab Shack and Downtown Disney to do some shopping. It was nice for just the 2 of us to get out and do something (which with 5 kids we hardly get to ever do.)
The ride down was really nice, all the kids slept, and we made pretty good time. The ride back home was another story! Brayden ended up catching whatever Rowan had, and when we stopped in Virginia to get a hotel and sleep, we noticed that Brayden had a fever. Soooo, now I know why we rented a house instead of a hotel room, it was chaos! Rowan was screaming and crying, Jordan was cranky and crying, Donovan passed back out, and so did Brayden. The kids need seperate rooms, or, rooms with not so many people! LOL!
The next morning, we get back into the car, and I gave Brayden a plastic bag in case if he had to throw up. Well, we just almost got into Delaware, and guess who throws up all over my car WITHOUT using the provided plastic bag!?!? All I heard was, BLECHHH,,,,BLECH......I said "OMG WTF WAS THAT?!" And Bill looks in the back and said, Oh no! Brayden just threw up everywhere! So now we pull over to the next exit, and I'm now cleaning puke! (Great way to end a trip huh?!) Well, now we had to call my dad and ask if he could bring Austin to our house instead of us picking him up, because now we had nowhere to put him! (we were only 120 miles from home.) As soon as we got home, I kicked out all the kids, and had to totally sanitize my car! GROSS!!! It sucks how puke finds all the tiny nooks and crannies that are hardes to get to! LOL! Thankfully, I got it all out, and the car smells fresh and clean.
Rowan was so good during this trip, it was amazing! We were really expecting to have a hard time with him, but he is known as the Observing child. He'll just sit and watch, and he's happy with it. as soon as I opened up the stroller, he walked right to it, and sat down and put on the seatbelt. It was so cute!
I can't wait until we travel again...but Disney will have to wait for a while. The kids liked it, but they noticed the "lack" of thrill rides for them, and were getting bored on the little slow rides (small world, peter pan, etc..) So next time (in about 3 years) we are going to do Disney Quest, Sea World, and Bush Gardens. We think that will be more fun. But until then, I think we are going to do little trips to Virginia, and North Carolina to the beaches...somewhere to just get away for a weekend, and relax. Bill and I don't know how to plan "relaxing" trips, we seem to be moving all the time! LOL!
Oh yeah, WTF with South of the Border!?! We went there because I figured it would be fun for the kids...and it was a ghost town! Practically everything is boarded up and closed down. It was really sad, I remember going there all the time as a kid, and it being so lively. I was kind of upset at how pathetic it was. I'd love to know what happened, and why it's so trashed.
Oh well! That's the practically Readers Digest version! LOL! Hoped you enjoyed reading!