Friday Flashback: September 2013

It’s time for another Friday Flashback! I don’t do this all the time, but sometimes it is fun to look back on what I was doing a year ago, and see how things have changed. This year it has been especially fun to look back since all of my flashbacks are from pre-pregnancy!

Last September…

I was in Disney World for work for the Earmarked Conference. I had my own room at the Contemporary (glorious) and had a great time. My boss and I went a little early and got to hang out, and we also rented a pool cabana at the Contemporary which I highly recommend if you want to splurge.


I did a lot of recapping of things like the Disneyland half marathon,


and my visit from July to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


Not to mention the Disneyland half meet up

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There are several other recaps if you search September 2013 archives on my blog (my archive list is on the left sidebar) so if you are looking for trip reports and such that is the place to go!

So basically September was a super busy month of travel and recapping travel last year. This September…well…I didn’t go anywhere, sad times. No trips to recap, but hopefully next year! I would love to run in Disneyland again!

QOTD: What did you do last September?

Cabana at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

On Monday, my friends and I rented a pool cabana at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

contemporary cabana

You can rent for 4 hours or the whole day(10:00-2:00 is the first time slot) for $110 or $185 plus tax and we tipped as well. They had Cabanas by the main pool and then two out by Bay Lake by a quieter pool which is where we were located.

disney cabana

It was so great having the nice breeze blowing across the lake, and having a ceiling fan underneath. Our cabana host also closed one side of the tent for us to block out the sun.

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The cabana comes with drinks in the refrigerator and a small fruit plate. There is also a television, and an iPod docking station with USB connector.

cabana tv

There were two padded lounge chairs, and two lounge beds that were big enough for two people each.

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You can order drinks from the bar, food from the poolside counter service location, or even from private dining (takes more time). I had an amazing drink from the new bar menus you may see at the Disney resort pools.

contemporary drink

You can have up to four people in your cabana, so it isn’t that expensive if you have some friends or another couple to share it with. We really enjoyed the quiet as well as the view from our cabana.

contemporary cabana pool

It was nice to be able to enjoy the sun then get in the shade under the fan when I needed a break. There is wi-fi at the pool so you can even bring your laptop.

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QOTD: Would you ever rent a poolside cabana? Have you?

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