Friday, January 13, 2012

Family Vacation

Now the weather in the Bay Area looks like winter I thought I would post some picture of our summer vacation. I am almost finished with a cape I started a couple of years ago, just need to sew in the last few yarns and then block. Finally the weather is cool enough that I will be able to wear it!

This past August our family traveled to Florida to visit Walt Disney World. Now not being a native of Florida the weather is a bit different than here in the Bay area of California, hot and humid, with afternoon thundershowers, was pretty much the forecast for our entire vacation. Here are just a few pictures from our trip.

Our first full day we had lunch at "Sci-Fi Dine In Theater" at Hollywood Studio. Fun experience as you watch sci-fi movies from the 50's, the food was ok, nothing special. I am glad we tried it.

After spending a day at one of the WDW water parks, Blizzard Beach, we had dinner reservations at one of our favorite restaurants at WDW, The Brown Derby, back at Hollywood Studios. We had made special reservations for the Fantasmc! Meal Package, where you eat at one of three restaurants and get special seating at the Fantasmc!. Wow, we had no idea what we were in for! The host took us to our table, but we were a little concerned as he walked passed all the normal seating and took us to a private room. Turns out this was "The Bamboo Room", where we were one of three parties. The waiter was absolutely wonderful, we were treated like royalty the entire meal. This had to be the highlight of our trip! The "special" seating at the show, well, let's just say the show was nice, but dinner was way better!

After a day on the road to visit a couple of Florida beaches, we stopped at the best ice cream shop at WDW, "Beaches and Cream!" Butter Pecan Sundae, yep I ate it all.Dinner with Chip ... or is that Dale? Another of our favorite Restaurants, The Garden Grill, at "The Land" in Epcot. The coolest thing about this restaurant is that it rotates as you eat. The menu is family style with turkey, steak, fish, salad, veggies, and potatoes, plus dessert. And it's all you can eat! Mickey and Pluto are dressed up in their finest farmer outfits.
One of our days to the Magic Kingdom park, I booked a special tour, Keys to the Kingdom, but because you have to be 16 to be able to go on the tour, only John and Tyler were able to go. Lauren and I took advantage of the early arrival by booking a breakfast at the castle, with Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, and Snow White. While the boys spent almost 5 hours on their tour, going behind the scenes of several attractions and employee areas (and getting lunch), we had breakfast and then had some mom and daughter time bonding on the rides throughout Magic Kingdom. This photo was taken before the park was opened, we were able to get in because of our tour and breakfast reservations. Absolutely so cool to see Main Street empty!

We spent a little over a week in WDW, I always enjoy my Disney vacations, but it is always nice to return home to my own bed!

1 comment:

no spring chicken said...

What a wonderful opportunity! Looks like your lovely family had a great time.

I scrolled down and peeked at some of your knits... just beautiful! I found you just by Google-ing 'christian knitting blogs'. I was eager to browse some fresh inspiration but was afraid of the idea of 'browsing'. I thought, "you never know, maybe I can request Christian knitting." Now I'm going to look at some of your older posts... then pick up my needles!

Blessings, Debbie