2: Our first hotel was the Wyndham Bonnet Resort. We couldn't have been closer - we were right inside the gates.
3: We spent our 2nd week at Wyndham's Reunion Resort. We were outside of Disney but, Greg enjoyed 2 of the 3 PGA golf courses! Both resorts had a lot to offer, we were just too busy to partakes!
4: Day 1 Seaworld Sat Nov 27 | a good sleep & our | packed lunches we | ready to go. (The 6am | flight the day before | took a lot out of us! | But I'ld do it all | After an early night, | again! | It was too cold to go on Atlantis, I was NOT | getting soaked! So Greg went on the Manta.
5: Clyde & | Seamore | take Pirate | Island | We love this show! It always | cracks us up, we watched it | twice this trip! But the true | STAR of the show is the Mime!
6: Shamu NEVER Disappoints! | Remember, DON'T SIT in the | & if you see a Fin, RUN! | SOAK ZONE!
7: Hollywood | Studios | Sun Nov 28 | Mom | Day 2 | joined a band! | She rolled right up | The singer liked what | what he saw & gave | her the cow bell to | play. (mom has the | drumsticks to prove | it!) The crowd loved | her signature move | the Spin of | Death!
8: Parades are just an excuse to PARTY
9: We Transported a spy, while evading Darth Vader with R2D2 & C3PO!Awesome! | Greg & I survived The Twilight Zone, but mom Chickened out to watch Beauty & The Beast!
11: We had a 2 hr wait &,almost got trampled entering the Theater. Once seated we became the "Handicap Section Bouncers. " How sad is that? Mom even had a woman leaning on her pretending to be with us!We went to the early show but still missed our resort bus.Plan B:take the ferry to Epcot, get something to eat,(The Food & Wine Festival was on) & catch our bus.When we arrived, ALL marketplaces were closed & Epcot was shutting down.So,no food but we did make our bus & just ordered a pizza when we got back to the resort. Was the show worth it?Yes, yes, yes!
12: Happy Haunting! | Magic Kingdom does | Day 3 | Mon Oct. 29
13: We LOVED the Parades & Street Parties.
14: Jungle Cruise
15: Every night before the Electrical Parade the Castle is lit up in every color imaginable. Beautiful! But it was so COLD! Mom & I snuck into the VIP area which gave us the best seats, & a way to warm up- Body Heat! Greg missed the parade, he was holding our table so we could eat after the parade. We all missed the fireworks, mom & I were finally warm & didn't want to go stand in the cold.
16: Greg & Terran had a "meeting" on the roof of our resort with Wyndham that stretched on forever! Then we all hit one of the Outlet Malls for some "Retail Therapy." Some money was spent! When we got back Greg cooked an amazing supper! (I helped too) Thank you Greg it was delicious. | Day 4 - Tues Oct 30 | Orlando is the city of UTURNS! Even when you follow the GPS
17: Epcot Day 5 Wed Oct 31 | Lori, Scott, Justin, and Thatcher joined us for the day! We had so much fun, we journeyed back through time & sent a postcard to the future!
18: We visited with Chip N' Dale and Nemo. Learned about the Land & then we were Soarin'.
20: After Lori & "The Boys Club" left we all bravely completed our Mission to Space. After we landed Mickey, Minnie, & Pluto welcomed us with open arms!
21: The Luau was SPECTACULER! Good Food - Check, Good Entertainment Check, Check, Double Check! The Fire Dancer, Breathtaking. He STOLE the show.
22: Animal Kingdom Day 6 Nov 1, 2012 | Finding Nemo Is a show NOT to be missed
23: The Lion King
24: Next on our adventure was the Safari, | I can't believe I got this shot.
25: Nobody can touch a Disney Parade.!!!! No matter how many times you have seen them you are still captivated.
26: What a day, shows, parades, animals & of course the characters.
27: Downtown Disney Day 7 Fri Nov 2 | After a night of laundry & packing , Friday morning we moved to the Reunion Resort. Luckily, we were able to check in early, just after we left Bonnet Creek. We got settled in, & headed over to Downtown Disney because we had tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil at 6:30. The show was UNREAL, we could have watched it again.
28: It's a table made from Golf Clubs! A new way to make alot of money
29: You have to pay to go up in the Balloon but, it is so worth it. We were lucky & had a gorgeous sunny cloudless day so we could see all of the 4 Disney Parks!
30: Day 8 | Busch Gardens | Sat Nov 3 | Sat Nov 3
32: The Train & walking | tour allowed us to see every | kind of animal imaginable up close. | They walked right up | to the train!Everything | was great until mom took her tumble. Thankfully she was okay.
33: Busch Gardens is THE place for Roller Coasters, there are 7 in the park! Greg only got on 2 that day & I chickened out at 1st. When I wanted to go on 1 it was shut down for repairs! Just my luck but, I did get to see King Tut!
34: Seaworld | Sun Nov 4 Day 9 | Seaworld take 2! Unfortunately, we had some bumps - we were to meet up with Lori & her "Boy's Club" but, we missed each others calls to make plans. (Note to self, always make sure to have a phone IN the hotel bedroom!) Next, my "beauty process" took so long we got there around 10am; Lori & the boys waited at the entrance until 9:30am. Sorry Mom! We did look for them but, it was so crowded we didn't see them & it turned out that we were in the same areas ALL Day! It figures! We still enjoyed it.
35: Acrobats, Aerialists, Exotic Birds, Dolphins. Where to look 1st? Don't Blink, you WILL miss something. Who wouldn't want to waterski on a Dolphin's back?
36: There are other animals at Seaworld & they have their own show! Which is a good idea as they seem a little BITTER! | PETS AHOY
37: Seaworld | is a Beautiful park | to visit. From animals | to scenery there's | something for everyone. | Everything was Halloween | on the 1st visit, the | 2nd was Xmas.
39: On our 1st visit the Tower was closed. We got lucky on the 2nd - a beautiful calm day that let us see the whole park & beyond. We got a unique view of The Kraken, The Manta & Journey to Atlantis
40: Mom & I went to | Hollywood Studios to | spend the day with | Lori,Scott,Justin & | Thatcher!What a Day! | Mon Nov 5 | Day 10 | Hollywood | Studios
41: 1 | st | up the | Extreme Stunt Show. | There were chases - motorcycles & cars, men lit on fire &, a HUGE Explosion | to end.
42: Scott,Justin & I Survived the Tower | Aerosmith's Rockin' Roller Coaster & The Tower of Terror are Hollywood's "Thrills" | Scott,Justin Thatcher & I did this twice
44: We had a Blast! Roller Coasters, Towers, American Idol. But, being with family made it Perfect.
45: Gram & her boys
46: While mom & I spent Mon at Disney, Greg played golf & explored the resort. He played again Tues morning before we hit the malls. | Tues Nov 6 Day 11
47: EPCOT Take 2 | Wed Nov 7 | Day 12
49: Epcot is Awesome! You Travel the World, get a "taste" of each country's culture all without getting on a plane & without a Passport! The only problem - we almost froze waiting for IllumiNations!
52: Magic | Kingdom | Thurs | Day 13 | Nov 8 | When you enter Magic Kingdom it's like walking into another world - Santa's Workshop!
53: Cinderella's Castle | is always a huge draw but, at NIGHT during the Holidays it's truly MAGICAL! The FARIY GODMOTHER waves her Wand & each Turret ONE by ONE is draped in Icicles.
55: Believe in your Dreams
57: Our last day of vacation! We were all over the place. Greg & I did Space & Thunder Mountains, we all shopped. The best part,our"Sneak Peek" of the New Fantasy Land!
58: Well, our trip is over & we're home now. Yes, we experienced "Turbulence" that almost took us down but, we held on & stayed the course. I even did some driving! Who knew that both mom & I could remain calm enough for me drive. The GPS definitely came in handy though.(It took me exactly where I needed to go & then back to the resort. We were able to spend some time with Lori, Scott, Justin &, Thatcher that we all enjoyed.I had thought that we would get more shopping in but I made my retail experience count. To me, our trip was unforgettable - I have memories that I will cherish for a lifetime!
61: I couldn't fit all of my pictures on the previous pages, that's not a surprise! But I still wanted them in my book so that I could relive memories. Like mom going on Star Tours & Mission: Space! Too bad mom only enjoyed Star Tours, sorry mom, I truly don't feel the spin during Mission Space. One last thing - thank you Greg & mom for indulging me when it came to stopping & taking photos during the trip! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.