The Disney Dining Plan, get it, use it! I love it! Seriously.
Having the quick service dining plan made our lives so much easier. We didn’t have to carry cash, or watch prices. It was great! And the amount of food you get with this plan is crazy! In addition to your main course and side dishes you get dessert with every meal. Not into sweets? Get grapes, apples, or a mixed fruit dish. These are super handy to take with you both in your room and at the parks.
The quick service plan includes two quick service meals and a snack daily. And I’ll admit, before getting to Walt Disney World I was worried about whether it would be enough. The kid and I tend to be grazers, and like to eat throughout the day. I was concerned about the dining plan meeting our needs – but it did, with a bunch left over at the end. We’d always pick up some fruit or other portable snack item as our dessert, so we always had something healthy to munch on whenever the urge struck.
I’m so glad Karla (our travel agent) recommended the dining plan. It really did make things so much easier… and we always had a ton of food, smoothies, and great snacks whenever we needed them. If we make it back (we certainly hope to, and soon) we’ll definitely get the dining plan again.
I tried to be a good blogger while in Disney World… I honestly did. But clearly I failed. LOL We were all so exhausted by the time we’d be back at the resort at the end of the day that we’d just crash. And even today (we arrived home at about 9:30 last night) any time I sat down or reclined I’d start falling asleep.
Most people, when they hear the word “vacation”, think of a relaxing time away. Lounging on a beach or by a pool, letting life float by, soaking it all in… This was definitely not that kind of vacation. This was a set the alarm for 6:00 so you can be at the park de jour for 8:00 or 9:00, go go go all day long, get back to the room between 10:00 and 12:00 at night, get ready for bed so you can go to sleep and do it again the next day kinda vacation. And as sore and exhausted as we all are, it was SOOOO worth it!
I promise that over the next while I’ll make sure to share lots of details, as well as a few “love it” or “lump it” tips on attractions too. And half way through we devised our own way of hitting the parks in a way that helped keep things easier, more organized, and thus easier on our bodies and brains. I’ll share our system as well. Now though? Now I’m ready for bed! I have a feeling we’re in for a week of early bedtimes around here as our bodies begin to recoup after our Disney holiday. 😀
Another long exhausting day… But this one completely wonderful. We’re all sore, and the girls are both asleep, no doubt dreaming about all our adventures.
For the January challenge today I had to take a photo of what’s in our fridge. So I did, yummy resort food and drinks:
And now for something a lot more fun. Here are a few iPhone shots from yesterday and today… Just some little highlights from our trip this far:
If we took a holiday, just one day out of life, it would be (it would be) it would be so nice.
Leave it to Madonna. Yep, a holiday would be nice… so I’m taking one. No, I’m not going far. Just a two hour drive. But there’s no internet – so I’ll be forced to actually leave work behind. Six days, just for me, kid-kid, my sister Bug, and some of the dogs. Damon will join us for one night at the start, but he needs to head back for work. We were hoping he’d be able to join us too, but he’s understaffed just now, so can’t get away.
Before I disappear though (and I may try to check in briefly from time to time using my iPhone) I wanted to take a quick minute to welcome Leandro to the family. My nephew was born at 3:22 this morning, three weeks early (just like his big sister), at exactly seven pounds. We’re so glad he decided to make his appearance before we disappeared from civilization – and I did MUCH better this time. I didn’t start crying. LOL I may have teared up briefly, but unlike the first time I held his sister the waterworks did not get turned on (thought I did have to work pretty hard to hold them off). When the kid saw his picture for the first time this morning (before we got to see him in person) she said “I bet he’s going to grow up to be a cute little handsome man”, and I’d be willing to bet she’s right.
Just a quick upload… I’m sure I’ll have lots of photos to share in the coming days, but whether I’ll get online to upload one a day or not is a big question. So here’s one from tonight. At the annual family and friends Christmas Eve party. Thank you Jamie for snapping this one for me. It means a lot.
Hope you all have a safe and happy weekend surrounded by your loved ones. Make merry and a happy ho ho ho to each and every one of you.
I’m sorry everyone. No picture tonight. I had some taken, but the wee girlie isn’t feeling well so I’m trying to take as little time as possible to post.
So for your pleasure I present what is supposed to be a super awesome recipe for home made eggnog. Now. I have made this… did so tonight (before the girlie was feeling sick), but it won’t be ready to drink until tomorrow night, and we won’t be indulging until Christmas Eve. A friend made it with spiced rum even though the recipe calls for light rum, and she loved it. So we too have used spiced rum. It’s a heafty treat in more ways than one, but home made eggnog is just soooo much better than that store bought stuff.
Be good to one another.