Friday, June 18, 2010

Orlando Trip

This was our first official family vacation.
We usually use our vacation time to go visit
relatives in California.
It was also Dawson's first plane ride!
Orlando was about 90 degrees every day.
And 90% humidity.
Give Kids the World (where we stayed)
had a nice big pool we swam in every night,
which I think was Dawson's favorite part of the whole trip.
They had an ice cream parlor with all-you-can-eat ice cream
from 9am to 9pm.
There was a 7-hole miniature golf course, an arcade,
talking trashcans, a snoring tree,
and planned activities every night.
Dawson got to pie his dad in the face one night.
We were about 10 miles from the resorts.
Our Villa was perfect in every way.
Complete with full kitchen, washer & dryer,
and jacuzzi tub.
We ate breakfast and dinner at the on-site restaurants
and lunches at whichever park we were visiting for the day.
We made it to every park but certainly didn't get to do everything.
The day we went to Animal Kingdom there was a huge rainstorm
so we only stayed 1/2 day because they closed down all the rides.
It's just RAIN people!
Some highlights:
We got to the front of the ride lines with Dawson's golden ticket.
Dave got to be a star in the "Disaster" ride,
and was hamming it up in another attraction too.
Ariana got chased by Darth Maul.
Dave got his panties in a bunch because they wouldn't let us
to the front of the line to take pictures with Chewbacca.
We got to eat at the Hard Rock cafe and get a souvenir cup.
We took the Ferryboat and ate at little Germany in Epcot.
It was a trip of a lifetime!
I want to give a special shout out to the Make-A-Wish foundation
and Give Kids the World for making it all possible.