Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day One and Two of Trip to Disney

Day One

We didn't rush to get out the door because we knew we'd break the long drive into two days.  Got the RV packed and we hit the road...
 Bumpier than what I thought, but Emma was still able to do some artwork and she and I played games.  Although we played games the first hour we were on the road...she was really excited, but the drive is still a little long for her...
 She kept wanting to relax and sleep, but nope didn't happen...
 Renting an RV is the best thing we could have done.  It has spoiled us and now we really wish we could get one.  We were told not to judge the drive of a rental vs. one you would purchase.  They are made differently.  It was a very very very bumpy ride...but it was soooo nice.
 Yesterday was Dennis' birthday, so we got to our destination and headed for a dinner celebration...
 Back to the RV to open his present...Emma did the honors...HA!  She gets so excited about birthdays.
 He got his tungsten ring he had wanted for a long time...thanks, Dean, for the info on getting it.  Got it through Ebay, but will have to post the link at another time...
 Then the card that Emma made Dennis was next...so sweet...
 So we got our rental RV set up for the night.  It wasn't as bad as what we thought.  Dennis kept having visions of the movie RV with Robin Williams and the guys pulling out lawn chairs to watch us try to hook the thing up...
Day Two

We could really get used to this kind of traveling.  Our espresso machine came with us.  So at 6 a.m. when chickadee got up, we could get a few shots.  And we had the microwave to heat the milk, so nice.
 Hi Ho Cherry-O, one of my favorite games as a kid and now Emma says it's her favorite...although she is playing a really good game of UNO right now...
 She was up with no delay and in the driver's seat again...she can at least move around in the RV, but I can tell it's not enough...because she is very wired and very tired.
 How cute is this?  This is truly the way to travel and discover America...that's us to the right...
 A little shop...
 We got a postcard to show Emma where we were and where we're going...can you see it?  Ha!  We are about where her pointer finger is...
 And now the job has got to be done...the sewage.  But thankfully no guys in lawn chairs to watch.  
 We were prepared to run if the hose came out...but all good.
 And then finally we made it to Disney.  With only 2 hours 45 min drive left, it felt longer...Emma was ready, we were all ready...got settled in, checked out the hotel and info for our big day at the park tomorrow and then went to eat...
 Staying at the Animal Lodge.  Very nice, but if you're looking for a Disney feel for little kids, maybe not.  But very nice.  Emma hasn't said she doesn't like it, but tonight and last night, she has gotten a little weepy and wants to go home.  So I think once she sees Mickey, she'll be okay.
 Here's the name of the restaurant we ate at in the resort...called Boma...it was wonderful!  Buffet.  But pricey as you can imagine being in Disney.  But it was worth it...we eat what we brought for the road for lunch, so having a nice dinner is really a nice treat.
 And the view from our balcony...some of the animals coming closer.  They say there's a baby giraffe...so hopefully we'll be around to see him or her...
We weren't able to connect at the RV site for some reason...they did provide wireless, just didn't work.  Here at Disney...it's $9.95 for 24 hours with an Ethernet cord (they Provide).  We were shocked.  They charge for everything I guess.  So may not post again tomorrow night, but will wait until Tuesday.  Will have to see how it goes...
Tomorrow, we have breakfast with Mickey at Chef Mickey and then we are going to bring Emma to Magic Kingdom first, because, to me, that's going to be the highlight for her and the whole Disney experience...

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