Finally! Here we go. It won’t be a long one, but I have a lot of pics to share. Enjoy!
Roomie and I had a wonderful jetBlue flight that left JFK and arrived at MCO on time to beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Our buddies at Quicksilver delivered us quickly to AKL where we were met by my mom and our family friend, Laura, who were vacationing with us. They’d already checked in earlier in the day and told us we had adjoining rooms—one with two queens and one with a queen and a bunk bed. Mom and Laura thought the bunk bed would be neat and Laura ended up sleeping on it the whole trip! Our rooms were about three miles down Zebra trail, but were beautiful and I can’t complain. We faced Arusha Savanna and were a short (I use that term relatively) distance from the pool, restaurants, spa, and fitness center.
We started the evening by watching some animals from our balconies, then we went down to the pool where Roomie and I got our first adult beverages of the vacation at the pool bar. We all settled into an empty Jacuzzi (spa, whirlpool, whatever…) and relaxed for a bit while twilight settled into night. Then we headed back to our rooms to throw on some clothes for dinner at Boma, which was wonderful. Thanks to the fantastic manager, Steve, our great server (also named Steve), and a sous chef named Allyson who created TJ’s famous South African delicacy—deep fried oreos—for us, we had a lovely dinner. TJ came out to visit us as well and made us promise to visit the next time we came for dinner. He’d surprised us with his “special dessert” the past two times we’d been at Boma for dinner, so this time we just asked for it! J All of the food was wonderful, as usual, and was an excellent beginning to the vacation.