Sunday, May 23, 2010

Disney 2010

I think I left my writing inspiration at Disney. I would say I left my muse at Disney so I would sound all writerly, but I don't believe I've ever had a muse. Unless you count the kids. And I definitely did not leave them at Disney. Although over the last couple of days I've secretly wished I had left them at Disney. We've had a few Vacation Habits to break: staying up 'til all hours of the night and then sleeping in until 10:00 (OK, so that's me too), eating whenever they what, whatever they want.

I really should have stayed up to date on Treasured Chapters while on our vacation because then I could better capture the details of our trip. But now--alas--it is but such a distant memory, so I'll just offer some sketchy details:

Day 1 (Tuesday):
1. Bright Futures

2. pick up TravelDaddy from the airport

3. sit in the car for 7 hours

4. plan French for 2010-11 school year

5. freak out because I thought I left my wallet--with all the cash and the rest of my life in it--sitting in a nasty bathroom in a lonely gas station; thankfully I had just absent-mindedly set it on the car seat, and hubby absent-mindedly put it on the floor

6. check into a Marriott hotel, which caused a bit of a stir with the Princess who was not at all inclined to believe that we had actually arrived at the correct destination; we tried to explain that we were not going to waste Disney vacation points on a few hours sleep

7. Princess does not understand Disney vacation points, but she does understand Balloon Guy at the nearby Chili's and declares that Chili's the best one EVER

Day 2 (Wednesday):
1. move over to the REAL Disney, the Beach Club Resort to be exact

2. enjoy the really unique, awesome pool--being the Beach Club and all, they set it up as such with a sandy bottom pool

Day 3 (Thursday):
1. Epcot

Day 4 (Friday):
1. more pool fun

2. a tiring trip on a 6-person surrey

3. dinner at Animal Kingdom at our favorite restaurant where we enjoyed an African meal

4. Princess and the Frog on the beach

Day 5 (Saturday):
1. a relaxing day poolside, er, beachside

Day 6 (Sunday):
1. no more room at the beach inn, so we moved over to Saratoga Springs Resort which is where we stayed last year

2. more pool fun at our new resort

Day 7 (Monday):
1. plans to go to Magic Kingdom are put on the back burner because of a rainy forecast, but should have known better--only about an hour of rain

2. Downtown Disney

Day 8 (Tuesday):
1. Magic Kingdom

Day 9 (Wednesday):
1. drive home

Day 10 (Thursday):
Vacation? What vacation?


Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Beautiful photos! I'm glad you had such a good trip. And I'm sorry you're back to reality already. I can sympathize on a small scale...I went to a women's conference the same weekend you were gone and I do believe my mind is still wandering around Charleston somewhere. At least that's how it appears! ;)

BTW, what kind of camera do you have? I have camera envy. ;) Not that I could actually buy a new one right now, but thought I'd ask.

Bunch of Barrons said...

Cute pictures! I LOVE Disney. We've been several times, all before we had kids. I know it's a totally different trip with kids. We went to downtown Disney back in January when we were in FL...we actually have a picture with that same pirate standing at the boat wheel! :)

dclouser said...

It was great to see your pix! Glad you had a good time.

Teacher Mommy said...

I'm exhausted just seeing it all. Oof. :)

Arby said...

French class?


tsinclair said...

Vacations! We plan and anticipate for weeks (months?) ahead of time - enjoy and relish the moment it arrives - then spend weeks (months?) recouping and trying to get back into routine.
Is it really worth it? Oh yeah! :-)

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

I so get this. I'd like to say it gets better, but I actually acknowledged as recently as 5 hours ago that I miss the Bahamas more every day. And it's been something like 6 weeks now..