Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello, Orlando!

David and I had an amazing weekend in Orlando, Florida & just got back late last night! David had a work conference there last week so I flew out Friday to join him & his work scheduled him to come home Sunday with me. So this was a very affordable opportunity we couldn't pass down! Especially since we havent taken a vacation in over 2 years & probably wont get another chance for quite awhile. So here's one long post of our entire weekend!

I flew out 6am Friday leaving Rylie with Mimi for the weekend. She was also excited for her own fun weekend! David met me at the Orlando airport & by the time we got a rental & my bags, it was lunchtime! We ate at Bahama Breeze, a place we loved there 2 years ago!

Then we headed to our hotel! The view from our window! We stayed at a new Hilton closer into Orlando. We loved our hotel last time but it was 30 min out of town & we wanted to gain more Hilton Honor points! (This hotel is so similar to our previous one though & found out it's owned by the same person!)

First thing first-a dip in the pool! We were only out for 40 min when a huge storm blew through & we had to hurry inside.

Luckily it didnt last long so we kept our dinner plans! Dressed up & went to....Red Lobster! Haha! We just wanted to go somewhere we were comfortable!

Saturday morning we had breakfast in our hotel restaurant (which was kind of dramatic & I ended up crying....over waffles. Welcome to the 3rd trimester! lol) Then we headed out to Downtown Disney! This was the one thing we didnt do 2 years ago that I wanted. Oh this World of Disney store was amazing! I didnt want to leave!

And we had lunch at Planet Hollywood! Seriously yummiest salad ever & such a cool atmosphere!

Then we had dessert at Ghirardelli! Heaven!

That night we got back to the hotel & another storm was rolling in. View from our window with lightning in the background.

Once the lightning died we sat by the poolside bonfire for awhile. We never got to do this 2 years ago at Championsgate either.

Just chillin in the pool! It was so empty & relaxing!

Sunday morning we drove out & got Dunkin Donuts for breakfast to eat poolside!

Oh. My. Word. How good were those donuts & iced coffee! Good thing we dont have this near us or I'd be 500 lbs!

We had fun at the pool all morning thanks to a late checkout! David went down the slide a few times (or fell out of it lol)

We both did the lazy river.

Seriously so hard to leave! The water felt perfect!

Checking out of our hotel!

We had a late flight out Sunday night so I took David to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in the Universal Studios CityWalk! His favorite movie of all time is Forrest Gump & his favorite food is popcorn shrimp so I knew this was perfect for him! Seriously yummiest food & awesome atmosphere! Highly recommend this place! (Except it's $15 to park just to enter. Boo!) But we laughed the entire meal with the waitress & other guests. It was great!

Then we walked around CityWalk a little. I had to retake this photo....

Same picture of me 7 years ago when I first came to Orlando & fell in love with it! Probably my favorite place & I cant wait to go back in a year and a half to bring Rylie to Disneyworld for her 5th birthday! Until then, bye Orlando! We had a blast as usual!
And thanks to Mimi for watching Rylie for us!
Click here to view our online album with all photos from our trip! Just click on View Album button.


~Shelly~ said...

Looks like a fun place! Love that long dress on you. Im jealous- I would never be able to get into a bathing suit while PG!!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

OMG this looks like so much fun! Glad you had a good time!