Sunday, May 26, 2013

Disney Vacation - Day 1

Saturday, May 18, 2013

We spent Friday night at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Palm Coast, FL. Nice, clean hotel, and I got a great deal on priceline. It was exactly what we needed for the short amount of time that we were there.
We woke up Saturday morning, ate breakfast at the hotel, and then hit the road. We were in a hurry to get to Orlando! It was a quick trip, only about 2 hours. We went straight to the Gaylord Palms to check in for the night. I also got a great deal on priceline for this room. Tomorrow, we would be checking into our Disney Resort for the rest of the week. We went up to check out the room, and it was huge! Two queen beds, plus lots of extra space. Too bad we were only there for one night.

We decided not to waste any time, and we drove right over to the Magic Kingdom. We parked at the Polynesian Resort, and took the monorail over the the Magic Kingdom. We were all hungry, so we decided to grab some lunch at Tortuga Tavern in Adventure Land. We all split some yummy nachos, and were ready to ride some rides. First off is always, Pirates of the Caribbean, Andrew’s Favorite!  We went over to say hello to Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Minnie. Michael was a little shy, but by the end of the week, he loved meeting the characters! 

After a couple of hours, Michael fell asleep in his stroller, and we decided that it was time for a Dole Whip! The line to get a Dole Whip was ridiculous, so we took the monorail over to the Polynesian Resort, and got one there. It was so refreshing!

Then we headed back to the hotel. There was going to be an Alligator Feeding demonstration in the lobby, and we didn't want to miss that. We were hoping Michael might lay down a little bit in the room, but that didn't happen, so we went to the lobby and waited for the demonstration. The Gaylord Palms is a huge resort, and the lobby isn't really a lobby, it is more like a shopping mall. We watched the guy feed all of the alligators, and then it was time for us to eat some dinner.

We knew we had to eat at Sweet Tomatoes at least once, while we were in Florida, so Saturday night seemed like the perfect time. Andrew ate a Sweet Tomatoes over ten years ago, and since then, he has talked about it all the time. We don’t have any in SC, and the closest one is 3 hours away. Well, it did not disappoint. It was great, and we ALL ate a ton of food. Michael ate more during this meal, then any other meal the whole week. We will definitely be going back when we are in Orlando again. After dinner, it was time to go to bed. We had a long day, and the week was just getting started. Tomorrow we get to check into our Disney Resort, and we couldn't wait!

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