We are on a mission to visit all 50 states and this time it was Florida! Disney World to be exact.
Our good friend is a Disney travel agent for Vacations Gone Goofy (in fact, we have several friends that work for this great company). She has been helping us plan for months. We told her exactly what we wanted to do, how long we wanted to stay, etc., and she made it all happen.
We stayed at the All Star Sports Resort in the baseball section (of course!) and spent 2 days in Magic Kingdom and 2 days in Epcot.
To be honest, it was probably 2 days too long for our family. We are not die hard Disney fans (sorry, friends), but we wanted to experience these 2 parks. We could've spent just one day in each park and been good. Plus, after walking about 500 miles each day (cue the song by The Proclaimers), our feet were so tired and sore.
We went on all of our favorite rides: Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Mad Tea Party, Space Mountain, and more!
We saw some fantastic architecture.
We also saw some magical fireworks every night.
We did have fun, ate lots of food, went on lots of rides (and even felt motion sickness from one of them), but it was time to really relax. So, off to the beach we went.
We've been to Gulf Shores before and we were so excited to go back. The only downfall was that we were not there long enough. We always stay at a condo on the beach and it's the most relaxing place, we were never in a rush to do anything, and we could listen to those waves crash all day long.
There was a hurricane in the Caribbean and it affected all of the gulf. The water came in closer than usual in the morning, brought some light afternoon showers, and the waves were a little more unruly.
Gulf Shores always has spectacular sunrises and sunsets and we got to see dolphins every single morning.
All too soon, it was time to head home. Back to reality and all the responsibilities that await us. But we're already looking forward to our next vacation!