Returned yesterday from an 8 day/7 night wacky weather trip.
Dates: Oct 16~Oct 23
Location: Shades of Green & Poly
1st day~Early Thur morning we got a call from my mother-n law in OH, who was supposed to join us, but had to cancel due to medical problems which put her in the hospital. She’s ok, but unfortunately too late for any refunds. We finished packing while waiting for the girls to get out of school so we could leave. The following day was our 1 lowly little day of Fall Break and since they were going to miss the whole next week we decided to wait till 3 to go.
Tick-Tock and we’re off! Drove till not sure when or where, but I know it was past Ft. Walton and a clean bed so we got a good night sleep for our first day in the world.
Arrived at SoG by 1, grabbed both rooms, unpacked and showered so we could head out for awhile. Jo was flying in from CA and wouldn’t be there till after 6 so we had time to kill. There was a huge Oktober fest going on at the hotel but the girls wanted to hop the rail so we walked over to the poly and did the loop, stopping at Contemporary for snacks/refreshments. Back at Poly I sent Jeff & the girls to the beach so I could try advance check-in for later that week. Nope, only on-line or day of. Didn’t understand why if i’m already there, guess they have their reasons though. Hung out with the girls and a Lapu-Lapu before heading back to get Jo. Here comes the rain!!!
Jo was in so we grabbed her and around 8 all headed to the Boardwalk for dinner at Big River. Heard really good reviews on it so had to try. A lot of empty tables but many outside were wet so we opted for inside. Wait for table wasn’t long, just enough to play a game or two on the Boardwalk. Once seated at a table FOR 4! with 2 extra chairs pulled up(we’ve noticed this happening A LOT!!) we ordered drinks which took 35 min before even placing food order. Not a good start. And it began!!! the girls complaining because they couldn’t order off the menus they were used to everywhere else. “They didn’t want that yucky food with all that stuff in it”. We went ahead and let Em order from the kids since she turned 10 a couple of months ago, otherwise she would’ve starved the whole week. And she still only ate 1/2 of it. Dani and Jess both got chick fettucini. Dani ate maybe 1/3 of hers. Jess was about 1/3 through hers and found a rather large black hair on one of the noodles.:eek: She’s a dark blonde. I sent it back. Our waiter brought another plate out as we were all fininshed. Only option he gave was to box it up, not to take it off the ticket, discount it or anything.:frown: DH doesn’t do confrontations whereas I probably live them in my sleep,:laugh: Soooo, her new full plate, Dani’s 2/3’s and Em’s 1/2 all ended up in the trash. What a waste.
Disney, can you hear me…please, please have kid friendly menus past 9!! But w/o hair,lol
After the dinner that no one seemed overly impressed by, we walked back down the boardwalk so Dani could get her hair wrap. It started getting really cold so once finished, we headed back to the room for a full nights sleep. MK was tomorrow!!!