Hi friends! Did you miss me? Sorry to leave you hanging after Saturday’s post … I decided I would rather unplug and enjoy my family and that the blog could wait until we got home. That also meant taking a little break from Twitter. Due to the break, I don’t think my wedding post got as much love as it deserved from me, so you can check it out here. It’s all the details of our ceremony 🙂
Chris and I got up bright and early Friday morning to pack up Emmalyne and hit the road to Orlando. Disney World is only about a 4.5 hours drive from Savannah so we got to our hotel around 1PM. We stayed at the Shades of Green resort which as a military-exclusive destination that is located on Walt Disney World. The resort was beautiful and our room was perfect. A big part about staying on property is the easy transportation to the various Disney parks. We were able to hop on a bus at 2PM and head over to Epcot to meet my family.
We met up with my dad and brothers at Mission Space. They had just ridding the “less intense” version and my brothers wanted to tackily the “more intense” orange version. My dad loving obliged with sit with the Emster while Chris and I hopped on the ride with the boys. I had ridden Mission Space the last time I visited WDW but totally forgot that it it generated G-Force by spinning. When Chris realized this I was in trouble. He stuck it out on the ride but it is not one he plans on repeating haha.
After our deep space voyage we started touring the world. We did so in my favorite fashion … by enjoying a “local” beverage in the countries. On the suggestion of my Twitter friends we hit up La Cava Del Tequila in the Mexico pavilion for a margarita. I got a pomegranate margarita on the rocks and it was delish! My dad got a regular and loved his also. The whole fam-bam split some chips and guac as a pre-dinner snack. If you follow La Cava Del Tequila on Twitter you can get some drink specials! We also ran into Donald Duck!
By the time we were done snacking it was getting close to our dinner reservation so we continued our walk down to Germany to find the Biergarten restaurant.
This was where the only real hiccup of the weekend occurred. I checked us in for our dinner reservation 10 minutes early. They proceeded to hand me a pager and said it would be 5-10 minutes later. About 10 minutes in my pager beeped but didn’t light up/vibrate so I asked them about it. They said it was probably a “test” and to keep waiting 35 minutes after our reservation time I went back up to ask how much longer and apparently we had been deleted from their system. 10 minutes later we got seated. Ugh. The dinner itself was a lot of fun. It was pretty pricey but that’s Disney for you. The German band played an awesome polka and the food was pretty good. Of course, beer was involved.
Here is my other complaint. Chris and I had to dash out of the restaurant at the end of our meal to attend to Emmie and a diaper issue. My dad stayed to pay our bill. Later that night he told me that they charged him for Emmie. He disputed it with the waiter but the waiter said basically that my dad was SOL. They charged $15 for a 7 month hold who didn’t eat when on their website it said kids until 3 were free. Ridiculous right?
Any-who … after dinner we walked around a bit more and then camped out along the lake to get prime time viewing for the amazing fireworks show. The Epcot fireworks are among my favorite so I was pretty excited. By this time though Em was pretty tuckered out.
Before the fireworks started we were able to snag some family photos:
My dad and 3 of his 4 children … Heather is off galavanting Europe with her family right now and missed the photo op 😉 My brother Jack is the beast next to me. He’s 15 and 6’2. Drew is my youngest sibling and is 12 🙂
We had a great day at Epcot and the fireworks definitely didn’t disappoint. Stay tuned for Part 2 this week! Also coming up is a WIAW Disney Edition and Tips for Doing Disney with a Baby 🙂
Have you been to Epcot?