Guess I can’t delay any longer. It’s time to start my TR and reflect on the wonderful time we had in the USA.
As some of you are aware, this trip included a visit to Las Vegas. Our DD had turned 21 and this was part of her 21st birthday celebrations.
However, we will start as always with Walt Disney World.
Our flight was from Manchester, UK with Virgin Atlantic. We arrived at the airport in plenty of time, and made our way to the gate. The flight left at 10.25, and as is most usual on VA flights, the cabin crew were scruffy, unprofessional, and generally unhelpful. However, we are never surprised by this, as we are frequent fliers with this airline, ( long haul choice is somewhat limited in the UK) so it’s a case of ‘better the Devil you know’:eek: The upside is, that as we are on our way to WDW, nothing dampens our spirits not even VA, and so we grinned and bore it until we touched down at OIA.
One of our favourite things is the shuttle ride over to baggage claim. We love to hear ‘Welcome to Orlando’ and much to the delight ( and sometimes horror) of the other passengers we always give a family ‘woop de doo’ on hearing this:happy:
We collect our bags, collect our rental car from Dollar, and turn on to the road that will take us home…
We arrive at POR and check in, we ask for Oak Manor as we like the proximity to the quiet pool. It’s either that or Alligator Bayou, we dont really mind. And we are given our keys. The room is fine, a little difficult for me with my Asthma as the lifts are far from our room and there are two flights of stairs, not alot, but enough to leave me wheezing. It’s my own fault, I should have asked for ground floor, but as I am a ‘newly diagnosed’ Asthmatic, I ‘forget’ sometimes how bad I am, and this was one of those occasions!:crying:
Its a tradition, and part of our holiday itenary, to head off to the food court at POR for DD and DH to have their first double bacon cheeseburger of the trip:blow: I myself prefer something a little lighter, however, they were shocked to find that this option is no longer available:eek: Gone also, was the rich cheese sauce that was a side option- still, they opted for some sort of burger, and, confused and dazed by the time zone changes, we headed off to bed at 9.p.m (2.00 a.m) in the UK.
Tomorrow, we head off to Wal Mart:laugh:You may be puzzled, but Wal Mart is like nothing we have here! We are able to stock our room with water and candy and juices, besides buying toiletries and other things only available to you guys in the US- it is a shopping haven for us, and much fun.