We left our house on Sunday morning around 8:45 in an absolute monsoon. The airport was a madhouse when we got there. Flights had been cancelled and rerouted the day before so the place was packed with people trying to get on new flights. The line to drop off your bags (not to check in, just for bag drop) wound its way around half the JetBlue Terminal at Logan. We waited in line about 40 minutes just to drop our bags! :ohmy:
Our flight was delayed by about an hour and 40 minutes, which was not too bad considering that other flights around us were being cancelled left and right. The airport was teeming with spring breakers trying to get out of Boston. I should have taken this as a sign for the rest of the trip!
Once on board the plane, the pilot warned us that it would be a super bumpy ride at least in the beginning because of the intense wind gusts (up to 50 MPH!) I was NOT a happy camper as I hate flying to begin with and the thought of a super bumpy flight sent me over the edge. Fortunately, the pilot overestimated the bump level and it was not too terrible. In fact, it was bumpier landing in Orlando than taking off from Boston.
We arrived at MCO, boarded the Magical Express and headed off to the Boardwalk to start our trip. Just seeing the sun after all the rain in New England was magical!
Check in was a breeze at the Boardwalk, our room was on the main level and had a lovely courtyard view. I was surprised at how nice of a view it was, considering we just booked a standard view and when we had standard view at the Beach Club a few years back, we had a great view of an ugly roof. LOL
The newly redone Boardwalk room was LOVELY. The Boardwalk is my dream resort, the place I have always wanted to stay. I was not disappointed. Other than than unwelcome surprise of finding a dirty diaper left behind in the drawer of the bathroom vanity (Ew!) which housekeeping promptly took care of, the room was clean and comfortable.
We grabbed dinner at ESPN Club and then walked to EPCOT where we really just walked around, enjoyed the ambience, had some French pastries and watched Reflections of Earth. My favorite thing about staying in the EPCOT resort area is the nice feeling of just strolling home at the end of the night!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
Starting our vacation!
A relaxing evening at EPCOT
Finally getting to stay at the Boardwalk
LOWLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
Slightly bumpy flight
Dirty diaper in the room (Ew, again!)