Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Disney: Getting there

I am sorry for the delay in posting about our trip. I have been swamped at work and home since we got back. The photos are finally on the computer now and I want to jot down a few favorite memories from the trip before I forget. I will probably break this story down into 3-4 posts so stay tuned for more to come. I promised my friend Jadie that I would put some Disney photos up ASAP.

DAY 1: A car ride, gasoline hunt and a clambake.
We pulled out of our driveway at 2:40 a.m. C.S.T. We were nervous about finding gas with the price hike and gas shortage rumors that were swirling due to Hurricane Ike. Georgia had plenty of gas, but it wasn't cheap. Florida had plenty of gas too. We stopped a lot to eat, potty, etc. We arrived at our hotel at 3:30 p.m. E.S.T. That is 12 hours total. In the car. With 2 kids.

David and Claire on the way to Orlando. Claire's mug shot was taken when we left that morning. She stayed awake for about 3 more hours before she finally went back to sleep!

We stayed at the Beach Club resort at Disney. Our first night We checked into our hotel and freshened up for dinner. We met our friends, Jessica and Buckley and their son Max (he is 2 months older than Claire), for dinner at Cape May Cafe for a traditional New England Clam Bake. I don't like clams, but they looked cute in the little buckets. Claire had a cupcake for dinner. That is all. And she got some stickers in the lobby.

After that, we headed out to the lake shore/Boardwalk area outside of our hotel and walked around for a little while. Our friends headed to Epcot for the fireworks and we headed to BED.

Buckley, Jessica and Max.

Our family on the shore with Disney's Boardwalk in the background. (It was too dark to be taking pictures.)

Will and Claire on the "beach" after dinner.

This was Claire and David's room. A little Disney magic ... and poof! Mickey and Minnie stuffed animals appeared on Claire's bed. A little welcome gift from mommy and daddy. I highly recommend a visit to the Disney Outlet store at Opry Mills before you go to Disneyworld.

Stay tuned ... tomorrow, we hit the pool.

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