I promised myself i’d do a TR this year since I didn’t do one last summer. There are many things I don’t remember and had to check my pics and FB reports so i’ll do my best to get it all out. Pics will follow soon.
We didn’t even have a trip to WDW planned this summer but the girls wanted to visit SC/Myrtle Beach to see where they were born, their 1st homes and the beach. Ummm, HELLO! If we’re going to be anywhere near the east coast we’re taking a detour south to WDW for a week:happy: Jeff didn’t mind since he was in Korea all last year and missed our last trip.
I booked everything except the hotel there and back. I left that for Jeff. Two days prior and still no hotel so he decides we’ll just drive straight through :ohmy:. 4am Saturday morning and we’re off on a 14 hr drive. Ok, fine but checkin isn’t till Sunday and our hotel was booked so about an hour from Disney I go onto Allears looking for DTD resorts. Figure we could hang out there, get our shopping done then check into SoG the next morn. What jumps out is the Holiday Inn (formally Sunspree) at Allears rate for $69.95. SOLD! I can say that if a Disney resort was not available or feasible I HIGHLY recommend this one for a stay. I wanted to get some shopping out of the way but the kids outvoted me for the Dive-in movie by the pool. In not a big fan of Applebee’s at all but there was one in the hotel and Jeff was tired of driving so dinner (and breakie) was onsite. Surprisingly it was really good and service was Outstanding.
Check out of HI and head over to Premier Outlet for some shopping. I that place. After going to those it makes me realize that’s what our outlets want to be when they grow up, :laugh:. Head over to SoG after lunch, send the kids to the pool while I check in and buy our park tics. We got the 4-day Salute tics which incl hoppers or water/more. Last several trips we realized we’re not really hoppers so we chose the water option. After unpacking we go to MK to validate our tics so we can go to DQ later that eve. It’s a pain to have to do that but for the price it’s worth it. Off to DTD and eat dinner at EoS. I so wish we had one of those around here. After dinner I sent Jeff and the girls to DQ while I shop a little. I’m seriously reconsidering this family/group thing. Maybe it’s time for a “me”, or “big girls” only vacate.:happy: After meeting up with the fam at DQ we play for a couple of hours before Jeff, Jess and Dani are tired and bored. Emily’s not done so I send them back to the room while we play more. Around 9pm she decides she wants some beignets so we head for the POFQ boat. Beignets are good but sorry FQ, you’re no Cafe DuMonde:blush:. Snacks done but how the heck do we get back to our resort??? Hop a bus to MK, get on the rail to TTC for a bus to SoG. Sounds like a lot but the timing was Perfect, almost like they were waiting for us to arrive before departing on the next leg. It was a Great day- weather, crowds, everything. What a great way to start a vacate in the World.