The Cast Adults- my friend Misty, DH and myself
Children- Theresa - 2
Ted - 4
Alex - 6
Zoe - 8
This was a long trip for my family. My friend Misty just joined us for the Disney part and this was her first time there. The beginning part for my family was Aug. 9 as we started the drive down to Florida to stay a while at a family cottage. I will not get into great detail about that part do not worry. However there were some fun times, though my poor little Theresa was homesick after a week and asking to go home. She would say “go home?” I would have to brake her heart and say “not yet. We finish our time here, go to Disney, then home.” Her reply "Why?"
We had to make the place spotless before leaving so I was up late the night before and got the kids up at 7. We were on our way around 8 and everything was going quite well until my Theresa was sick. We had to clean her up and the carseat, and then we were back on the road. We took a little bit of a wrong turn on the I75 but then got back on track.
We were able to get right into the room at the ASMusic Jazz Inn before my friend came like I had wanted, so our things would be in the room making it easier to get out when she arrived which was. She was very worried about her bags and did not have shorts in her carry-on so we just finished getting things unpacked. Just as we were going to leave the room the sky opened up and we had a nice heavy rain. When it had eased and my friend knew her bag was at the hotel we got our mugs and then went back to the room and took about an hour getting things together. We went to AK since they had magic hours. I would have been willing to skip that park but it was her first time and I wanted to ride Everest. We did not do to much there as we ate than the park was on magic hours and there really is nothing for the kids to do in the way of rides. We did do the Tuff to be a Bug show which the kids hated. I forced my DS Ted to watch the last few moments of it. The kids also loved riding the rapids ride they went twice as did my friend. I did the Everest ride with my DD Zoe who loved it as did I. We also had fun looking at all the animals that were out.
When we arrived at the bus stop to go home I was worried it was going to be a long wait but they kept the buses coming so the wait that I thought was going to be an hour or so was only 10 mins.
When we got back we all went for a swim and then the kids went to bed without any hassle. I was able to spend some time with my friend and get a snack and drink before the food area closed for the night. Then I had to do laundry because of my Theresa being sick. So I was in bed for 1am or a little after. By the way it is really fun to hang out in the laundry room just chatting with people.
Well I need to get grocery shopping as is 11pm right now. I will do Tues. and post pics tomorrow.