Sunday, 3 October 2010
Orlando, Florida 2010
It has been a week since my last post because we are on holiday in Orlando, Florida. After a full day at the parks we return utterly exhausted and collapse in our beds so blogging has been placed on the back burner while in Orlando . My family have been planning and saving for this trip for 2 years and have accomplished what we set out to do. Having an amazing adventure! So here are some highlights of our trip so far!
Sunday: We explored Disney's Animal Kingdom
Playing African drums in the African safari village.
Fruit bats from Mexico. Princess was so enthralled with watching these bats. We had to drag her away. I have never seen bats so big!
Monday: We headed for Magic Kingdom and enjoyed the rides and the shows
I actually teared up watching the opening show because we have been planning this trip for so long and I have dreamed of taking my children here. How sappy is that?
Tuesday: We went to Epcot
The start of the day was very hot and humid
By mid afternoon there was a thunder and lightening storm . But we didn't let that stop us from continuing on.
Wednesday: We took the day off and went shopping! We needed a break and new shoes as everyone was developing blisters from all the walking we were doing.
We had dinner here and the kids loved it. I had never heard of it before. Owned, I believe by the same folks who do Rain Forest Cafe.
Dancing at Disney Marketplace. I wish I could bottle up my children's energy because by this point I was exhausted:)
Thursday: We visited Sea World
Feeding the sting rays by hand. Daddy had to go first but the kids did try it.
hand feeding the dolphins
Watching all the shows at Sea world
Friday: Discovery Cove
Feeding the birds in the aviary
Swimming and learning about dolphins --for me this was the highlight of the trip!!
Swimming with Sting rays Little Man was not to sure about this experience he wanted them to stay away from him:).
Saturday: Drove to Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center
I would love to say a lot of learning was done on this day however I think everyone was tired and worn out from all the activities planned. We left early and headed back to the hotel. I did buy a few books and DVD to take home as we are going to be studying the solar system in Jan. My husband complained that I must be the only person on holiday still searching for school books for the kids.
I kept my promise to the kids and husband, no school work was done on this portion of the trip:). As we school year round taking a week off shouldn't be problem. What a great start to our US holiday. Next, we are off to visit friends in North Carolina and then on to Williamsburg, VA.