March 4th, 2006
Aunt Sa (Dad’s Sister)
their daughter Gracie
Scotty (Andy’s Brother)
his son Travis
Uncle Stew (Dad’s Brother)
Dan’s fiance Kim
My sister and I leave for the airport around 7:30. I am having some stomach aches and I am so anxious to get there. No airport problems and we arrive in Atlanta for a short layover and arrive at MCO around 1:30. Yes! We are getting close. We run downstairs to the ME desk to check in. After a 10 or so minute wait, we board the bus and off we go. We were probably the 2nd or 3rd stop - the bus was not very full. We jump off and its sunny and warm. We run to the front desk and go ahead and check in at the BWV. Our room is luckily ready. We are in the studio section of a two-bedroom villa. We’ve been there before - its like coming home!
We need food so we decide to go for something new. We walk around the lake to the Beach Club and hit up Beaches and Cream. Sis has a veggie burger and I have the roast beef sub. Very good. Really cute atmosphere. Our server gives us a cookie (for free!) for the road. By the time we get back to the resort, other family members are trickling in. Scotty and Travis have arrived and Sa and Andy and Gracie are not far behind. Stew and Swan have rented a car and are driving from the airport.
We go to the pool to have a quick “libation” and lo and behold - our same bartenders. They have been there since BW opened! It was good to see them again. So its off to dinner - 9 people and we walk in Spoodles and have a tiny 5 minute wait! A stroke of luck! We are all so excited and making plans.
Mom and Dad finally arrive around 11:00pm and we are all exhausted. I call the front desk and have them hold their ME checked baggage until the morning. Day two coming soon…
Note about ME: If you can check into your hotel room immediately, I recommend bringing your bags with you on the bus so you can get settled. Otherwise, letting them bring the bags is ok. But it really can be 3 hours later!