DAY 1 (Saturday March 11th):
Our trip started on Saturday March 11th. With having about 20 hours of sleep the entire week, we got up around 8:00, which was earlier than we really wanted to!! I took care of last minute details around the house while hubby took the dog to the kennel.
We left home around 10:00 and headed to the airport. Got parked and bags checked in and through security by 11:30….for our 1:00 flight. We had A boarding passes on Southwest, and thank goodness we did because there was not an empty seat on the plane!
We had a good flight and arrived at MCO and at the ME counter by 4:35. We had two stops at Pop and CSR before our night at AKL. We arrived at AKL at 6:00pm. The check in line was HUGE! But only took about 20 mins. The kids and I looked around a bit while hubby checked in. He asked for an upgrade and they said no, so I figured we had a parking lot view. MUCH TO OUR SURPRISE, we had a beautiful savannah view!
It was so neat! There were wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and some other type of cattle that I don’t remember the name of! It was really great! (especially at $185 for the night!!)
I had packed our swimsuits in our carry on so the kids went swimming for about 30 mins before our dinner at Boma. The kids loved the pool and didn’t want to get out when it was time, but we promised they could return after dinner.
The lobby of Boma was packed. When we showed up they said we were 30 mins late??? I assured them I had confirmed my ressies and was told 8:00pm. So we waited about 30 mins and was then seated. All I can say about Boma is Wow! Wow! Wow! Those ribs are now my favorite food anywhere in this world! They were delish! We all enjoyed Boma very much and agreed that we will go back again next time.
Back to the room to put back on the swimsuits, this time hubby and I joined the kids, but we took turns in the awesome hot tub while the other stayed with the kids. What a great hot tub, but I kept thinking of the part of Lion King 1½ when pummba gets out and the bubble stop! I think I had way too little sleep this week, hehe!
After an hour or so at the pool, we went back to the room and oohed and ahhhed over the animals and went to bed. I slept SO good.
View from our room: