We are officially in Longmeadow, and I’ve been without internet access for a week. So, a Saturday date night has turned into Jordan and I working independently on our computers at Starbucks – and I have 9 minutes to post. So, my apologies for the brevity here, but I go back to work on Monday, so I figure something is better than nothing!!
We had a super fun Christmas vacation in Florida with the Linville’s.
We all flew into Orlando on Sun 12/20 and stayed on the Disney property (the Contemporary – walking distance to Magic Kingdom!) We went to Magic Kingdom on Mon and Wed. I’m obviously a huge fan of the fast pass and the magic hour, where people who stay on the resort get first dibs at the park! We were able to try out a lot of rides and meet a lot of princesses through these…. Natalie met Belle, Merida, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Elsa and Anna. (Elliott met all but Merida – he opted to ride the train around the park with Dad, while Nat and I waited in line.)
The kids’ favorite ride was Peter Pan’s flight – they are very into Tinker Bell and Peter Pan, from what they know of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Natalie’s second favorite was Its a Small World. Elliott’s second favorite was Goofy’s Barnstormer. (He literally went on it 10 times – its the most intense roller coaster a 2-year-old could go on… I see Space Mountain and Thunder Mountain in this boy’s future. Nat, on the other hand, was pretty upset we even took her on it.)
My favorite time was post-Disney, with a semi-relaxing time in Venice. (When is “vacation” really a vacation when you have a 2 and 5-year-old?!?)