Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10 was our last day. We woke up to rain, rain, and more rain!! We debated on finding an alternative indoor activity to do. All the museums we were interested in were over an hour's drive away and expensive, so we decided against that. We waited around for a while, and went to lunch after the rain had slacked off. By the time we were done, the sky was lighter so we went back to Epcot. Valerie fell in love with Figment on the Imagination ride and wanted to do it along with Spaceship Earth again. We spent a couple of hours walking around, then it was time to go back to the condo and pack. The sun was out when we left.
Sad it was all over after months of planning..... it went by so fast... but glad to be going home.
We were up very early Friday morning to finish packing and head to the airport. Took a while to check in and get through security. Had the usual kid aggravations with a very tired and uncooperative Veronica. *sigh* Clint sat with the girls on the plane this time. Val did awesome on the flight home, but Veronica cried a good bit about her ears hurting and refused gum or any other suggestions we had. (That girl is something else.) But we made it home safely. One nice thing about having appliances is that we brought back all clean clothes! No mountain of laundry to do!
It was an awesome vacation over all! We had a great time and will go back, but probably not for a year or two. When I get my photopass pictures, I will be sure to share those also.
Wednesday, March 9, was our free day. We decided to make up our missed day at Magic Kingdom and I'm glad we did. Once again, we made rope drop. Walked on to practically everything that was a must do for that day. Everything. So we walked the world and did a few extras. I had every intention of going back to the condo to rest, but we just kept finding more things we wanted to do! Crowds had thinned considerably also, so it was a very nice day.
We had dinner reservations at 1900 Park Fare for 5:00, so about 4:15 we headed for the monorail to The Grand Floridian. It was closed and we were directed to a tiny ferry. It too was full, and he told us another would be by in about 15 minutes. We waited and waited as the clock ticked closer and closer to 5pm. No ferry. We went back up to the monorail (which was operating again) and were on our way. We made it - just barely. Dinner was awesome! Food was great once again and the girls really enjoyed the characters. Lady Tremain asked "Who is the best at washing dishes?" And Veronica points to me. Ha.
We were on the go for over 12 hours and the girls did GREAT overall. Just the usual Veronica crankiness from time to time...
Mardi Gras day was to be spent at Epcot. Another rope drop day.... First thing I did was run to Soarin' for fast passes while Clint hit Test Track for them as well. FP return time was very close to our lunch reservations, so I was not sure if we would make it in time. Soarin' was a 40 minute wait, so I decided to ride it while I had the chance. I took the girls on Nemo while Clint rode Test Track. Then it was time to head to World Showcase for lunch.
I really enjoyed our princess dining experience at Akershus! It was much better than I anticipated. The food was really good and the princesses were awesome. It was the most expensive of all, but I would do it again. And finally, Veronica's dream came true! We had been searching for Snow White and here she was, up close and personal! I had lunch flagged as a celebration, so Veronica got another cupcake and birthday songs. After lunch, I decided we'd meet Snow White again since we were so close to her character spot.
Sunday, March 6, was the only off day the girls had. I think it was a combination of being tired from traveling and spending the entire day before at Magic Kingdom. We had a character breakfast at 1900 Park Fare featuring Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Tigger, and Pooh. Honestly, I did not enjoy this breakfast much at all. Partially because Veronica was in an awful mood and was not listening at all!! I think I spent most of the time trying to make her sit so she wouldn't bother the people next to us. The food wasn't all that impressive either. Val enjoyed meeting the characters, but a few Veronica did not want anything to do with.
After breakfast, we went to Animal Kingdom. Veronica was still very cranky. Valerie was tired and still not feeling well. There was too much crying, so it was a short Disney day. After a nap, we took them to visit the resort's castle playground. I'm glad we did because we did not have a chance to go back! Then it was early to bed so we'd be ready for day three.