ok- I have been a slacker… and I am getting ready for a trip to the land (Disneyland). So please excuse my crazy self…
Here is the cast of characters:
Me- mom of 3
(Yes those ages are important)
My Parents (69 and 67).
My hubby could not get this much time off, so we took off to FLA while he was at home holding down the fort.
We decided to leave a day early and drive down to Orlando… we stayed at a La Quinta on Intl Drive. While it was clean and ok- it was not Disney, and neither were the other guests at the hotel… it was a bad scene. So I was in a hurry to get out of there the next morning and try to check into our room early. My Dad, Mr. Rule follower… tried to tell me we could not check in early… (at 9 am). Needless to say, this was not the first time that I proved him wrong this trip…
So, we checked into SSR into a 2 BR unit. I swear, they had just refurbished the entire thing. The carpet smelled new. and it was squeaky clean-just my kind of place… Im a germ freak, and I take very good care of my stuff- so I want everything to look like a model home (its my designer syndrome). We were in the Paddock section, close to the pool and bus stop. that works great with a toddler and two tweens…
We were in the room by 9:30, and the staff at the hotel was great! My toddler started screaming when we entered the lobby (he wanted to be outside, and he didn’t understand what we were doing)… and they rushed over with stickers and a balloon. He was thrilled, so were the other people in the lobby. Got our room key, balloon and our smiles and we were ready for our week.
Now, one thing I will say- I never used the kitchen in the room- except for the fridge. I didn’t want to leave to even go to the store-how sad is that?
Loved the room, and the pools, although it was a little spread out.
It was our first time staying in a DVC, and my impressions were:
- What took us so long
- Why are we not DVC members
- It was much more relaxing than getting 2 hotel rooms
- You could come there, and never go to the parks…
- When can we come back?