Friday, August 13, 2010

Florida Vacation!

I'm baaaaaaack!!!!! This week I've been in Orlando, Florida! Now that I'm back, I can share all of my vacation with you! Since we did so much in 4 days, I'm going to break the vacation down into 3 posts. Harry Potter was amazing as was Sea World and Gatorland so I'm going to be do the other two posts on them.

Let's start at the beginning: Monday afternoon, I headed to the airport, checked my bags and got ready to board the flight to funville aka Orlando. After getting everything checked in we boarded the jet plane for our 1.5 hour flight!
We were given EXIT row seats and being the good citizen that I am, I took my job very seriously! I studied that emergency route plan. 
When we landed in Orlando, it was pouring the rain but by the time we got the rental car, got our bags and got on I-4 it was sunshine again! Once we got checked into the hotel, we didn't waste anytime and headed over to Downtown Disney and dined at one of my favorite places to go, Planet Hollywood! I'm a big fan of seeing the memorabilia. It was packed out! The wait was kinda forever, but we trudged on and finally got seated. I ate my meal under Truman's bicycle.
If you've never been to Downtown Disney then oh my! You're missing out. They have everything from Irish Pubs to T-Rex restaurants to soap stores. It's great. Here's a few of the things I enjoyed seeing... Lego Land
They had these huge statues created out of legos. It was really neat! They also had miniture cities with tons of detail...
I also ran into one of my favorite childhood toys... Mr. Potato Head
and of course no trip would be complete without finding a Christmas store!

So there you have it. There's day one! Next up is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

30 comments:

ABW said...

Yea! Glad you had a good time and can't wait to see more pictures!

Magnolias and Mimosas said...

Sounds like fun! I can't wait to hear about Harry Potter!

Brandi said...

so proud you took your exit seat duties seriously. : p

Nicole said...

Yay!! Welcome back! Cant wait to see how the rest of the trip went! =D

Courtney said...

It sounds like you had soo much fun! Can't wait to read the other posts! :o)

Courtney said...

Ahh sounds like you had sooo much fun! Can't wait to read the other posts! :o)

All the Small Things said...

Your trip sounded like so much fun! I cannot wait to hear more about it.

The Boob Nazi said...

I can't WAIT to hear about Harry Potter world!

Yummy Mummy said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Can't wait to hear more!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

can't wait to hear about Harry Potter- seriously. lol

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Looks like you had a great time! Orlando is SOOO much fun : )

Steph said...

What a great time! I'd love to go to Disney.

Steph S. said...

Great pics! I'm sure the Christmas Store was amazing - everything at Disney seems so magically PERFECT! Looking forward to the rest!

P.S. I hate sitting at Exit seats! It freaks me out!

Bri said...

My son would LOVE Lego Land - we're flying to experience the Mall of America's version this weekend. Can't wait to read more about your trip!

Misty Michelle said...

How Fun! I've never been to Florida!
Welcome back!! :)Cant wait to see the other posts

Alee said...

Looks like you had a great time! Welcome back

Sunshinemeg said...

That looks awesome! I keep hearing that the Harry Potter place is amazing. That is hilarious you took your seat duty seriously. I would certainly want you in my exit row on a plane!

JG said...

Isn't it crazy, we go to Disney every year and never make it to Downtown Disney! :) But that's probably for the best. I'd break the bank in the Christmas store!

Kris said...

Looks like you had a lovely time!!

Jenna said...

Glad you had such a good trip!! We went to Disney the first week in June, but reading your post makes me want to go again now! haha

Have a good weekend :)

Amanda said...

I'm still bummed I didnt' get to visit with you when you were in Orlando! Downtown Disney is super fun...so much to do, you get "disneyfied" but it doesn't cost a cent! Can't wait to hear about HP

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Yay, glad you had such a good time! Can't wait to hear about HP!

Hutch said...

I didn't even know Planet Hollywood still existed. The one in Tahoe closed years ago and Sacramento just lost our Hard Rock too.

Kelsey Claire said...

It looks like y'all had a fabulous time! I bet the memorabilia at PHO was amazing!

New Girl on Post said...

I'm so jealous! I love Florida!

Miranda said...

I'm SO GLAD you had fun! I'm seriously sad that I'm not in FL anymore - I totally would have met you down there for lunch or something! Our favorite place at Downtown Disney was Earl of Sandwich. We could eat there EVERY MEAL! I'm so excited you found the Christmas store too! Isn't it amazing?! There are so many neat places to see in Orlando. I can't wait for the Harry Potter post!!!!

Selma said...

Sounds like a fantastic time!!! :)

The Girly Tomboy said...

Harry Potter world? I'm so jealous I may even hate you just a little bit! :) Why didn't you take me along????

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

i want to go to harry potter so stinkin bad! the pictures don't do the place justice i bet. looks like you had an amazing time!

love jenny xoxo said...

so cute, I love disney!! brings you back to childhood!