We just returned from a great trip with lots of family!
Here are some random thoughts from our trip to Orlando
If you go to Disney and or Universal please make a plan. It broke my heart to see frazzled parents and children at 1230 every single day trying to decide what they wanted to eat and by then the places were all so packed.
Pack snacks. Alicia and Marisa and Kaitlin did this so well. Your children and you will be hungry so throw in some cereal and peanut butter crackers etc. William and Alicia had big carabiners on their stroller to hang snack cups on plus other necessities.
If you can read the newspaper through your stretch pants, don't wear them to Disney. I was in a wheelchair and I saw lots of folks and I am so sorry I can't unsee some of those things.
There is a dragon on top of Gingotts in Harry Potter World and when he goes off and roars and the fire comes out, you will jump. I jumped so high I scared the folks standing near me.
The child swap at Universal is usually a room to wait in which is nice. At Disney it is a fast pass given which is a different kind of nice.
We were there the same weekend as the Disney marathon. There is a 5K, 10K, a half and whole marathon. The folks that wore their medals after the 5 and 10K cracked me up. I got the feeling from them that they felt like they had beaten Usain Bolt at the Olympics. Seriously.
Mr W loved watching the monorail. We had no need to ride it. Fairest had us ride it from EPCOT to MK one night so he could ride it. Heaven. He was in heaven.
We rode the bus back to our motel one night with a group of runners from New Hampshire. When the canned bus music played Sweet Caroline and they all sang with gusto, Carl and I joined in with them. Thanks to Andrew we knew how the Bosox fans sing it!
We have lots more pictures! Just ask if you want to see them.
Below is our Florida trip crew. Several folks wondered how John could be in two places in one picture- John in the front and William is in the back. William is John's cousin and they are often mistaken for each other. They decided that for our next trip they will dress more alike to really mess with your mind!
Our first stop was to Atlanta to see Mr Precious and his parents. Fairest enjoyed all the time she had playing with him. The boy loves his vehicles! We had a great time. Lots of laughing and visiting and reading to Mr P.