Hi guys! Well, we are still here! It’s still raining here, still very windy. I posted several videos of the storm on my You Tube channel if you want to check them out. It’s been a tedious few days, and the big news from yesterday is my flight got cancelled for tomorrow, so we are now having to fly out of Pensacola with a stop in Atlanta. I know this is nothing compared to what other people are facing today with flooded homes, but not going to lie it frustrated me yesterday. In case you have no idea what’s going on down here I suggest you check out weather.com….lots of people have flooded or washed away homes, it’s bad down here. Again. 7 years to the day after Katrina. My family has been very lucky, and we are blessed to have a home with no water in it, and no major wind damage.
I remembered I still haven’t finished recapping my May cruise/trip to Disney, so I thought it would help me pass the time by remembering and posting about the fun time we had this spring! Well, until I got sick, but more on that later.
Where I left off, we were getting off the Disney Magic to start the “land” part of our vacation.
When we got off the boat, we got in our car and didn’t have to be sad, we were heading to WDW, and my parents were joining us there the next day. We drove straight to our resort, the Grand Floridian, to check in. It was early in the morning, and our room wasn’t ready yet. We grabbed some snacks from the lounge and headed back out to Animal Kingdom.
We headed straight for Expedition Everest so Bobby could jump in the single rider line. He rode it twice very quickly….and then it started to rain, I mean POUR! We ran into the shop, and huddled in with hundreds of others for a good 20-30 minutes until it passed. I had not even thought to bring our ponchos. Whoops. Pretty sure we did the safari ride, walked through and saw some animals on the jungle trek, and did It’s Tough to Be a Bug. Even after eating non stop for 5 days on a cruise, my stomach had the nerve to growl and so we headed to lunch at Flame Tree BBQ. We ate down at a kind of “hidden” deck over the water that has a great view of Expedition Everest.
While we were at lunch, we got the text message with our room number in it. I was itching to get back because I KNOW that room number and knew what room we were in, but Bobby wanted to stay longer at Animal Kingdom, so we wandered around a bit more, saw Festival of the Lion King, and then finally decided to head out.
Bobby felt bad using a one day ticket for just a few hours (I have an annual pass) but I assured him it was ok. We had several one day base tickets leftover from packages years ago we needed to use anyway. We excitedly went straight to our room and called for our luggage. Just as I suspected, the wonderful staff at the Grand was able to get us the room we honeymooned in five years earlier.
The best part of course, is the view. Can you see the castle to the left in the distance below?
We had panoramic views from the monorail to the castle (including the DVC construction)
We headed to the lounge for tea and scones, and the best banana bread ever. It’s one of my favorite things they serve in the concierge lounge!
We relaxed and ate, my favorite thing to do at the Grand, and then went back to our room and had a surprise from the hotel.
It was so pretty I almost didn’t want to eat it….but I did anyway, of course. We got cleaned up and dressed for dinner, then went to the lounge to enjoy some appetizers before driving to the Yacht Club for dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.
By this point we WERE full, so we decided to split a meal.
Of course, we had to have a little birthday fun. Bobby was not amused.
We headed back to the hotel to get some sleep before my parents arrived in the morning!
QOTD: Do you like having your birthday celebrated at restaurants, etc. or do you not like the fuss?
That is SO awesome that you were able to get the same room! And the strawberries were a nice touch from the hotel. What great service!
At least you learned ahead of time and could find other flights. Good luck this weekend at DL!
Looks like you had a great time!! So much fun 🙂
Glad that you and your family are okay! The news reports of the flooding are scary.
SO much fun! That room has the best view!
Steph @fitmomtraining says
(Glad too that you’re safe)
Mindy @Road Runner Girl says
So glad you are ok from the storm! I’ve been thinking about you and praying you are ok!
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie says
I LOVE having my birthday celebrated at restaurants! What an amazing trip, Disney is so magical, I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it! And I’m so excited your house is safe and sound! It sounds scary down south atm!
So cool! Love the strawberries and birthday cupcake!
Happy to hear you and your family are okay!
Glad you are safe!
Wow – those chocolate covered strawberries look delicious!!
Hope you have a safe trip to DL!! Good luck at the race!
Pavement Runner says
those strawberries were cool….
you always have photos in different locations. we need more mouse ear photos.
sending best wishes to you and the fam. during the weather with names.
Shannon Clark says
Looks like y’all are having a great time. I LOVE the Mickey Mouse thingie!
I like celebrating my birthday ANYWHERE!!! 🙂
Frank@The Fat Runner says
First, glad to hear you are safe. Second, The view from your honeymoon room is awesome! I wish I could stay in the Grand Floridian… *sigh* LOL