Thursday, November 10, 2016

drive to orlando, disney springs, 'ohana and holiday wishes

hotel fun
We picked the kids up from school a couple of hours early and hit the road for our Veteran's Day weekend trip to Florida.  Instead of driving all the way to Orlando in one day, we like to leave in the afternoon and drive most of the way and then stop for the night- this time we stayed in Jacksonville, FL.  The kids LOVE getting the cooked to order breakfast at Embassy Suites, and I've even trained them to make my breakfast while I hold our table!

disney springs
We left the hotel after breakfast and we were at Disney Springs in time for lunch at our favorite place, Earl of Sandwich!  We split thai chicken wraps and then spent the afternoon wandering around Disney Springs.

We took advantage of the Starbucks BOGO sale and everyone got a holiday flavored drink (the kids all got frappuccinos while the adults enjoyed lattes).

We surprised the kids (again!) with dinner at 'Ohana!  We always explain to them that we can't eat at 'Ohana EVERY time we go to WDW (especially since the kids are getting older and more expensive) but since we LOVE it too, we try pretty hard to find a way to go almost every time we're there.

food for days
Mmmmmm.  Food for days.....

The view of the castle from our table at 'Ohana.  After dinner we hopped on the monorail for a quick ride around the loop and then got off at the Ticket and Transportation Center to watch the fireworks.

Talking about her favorite ride :)

holiday wishes
It was the first time we'd watched the fireworks from the TTC and we were thoroughly impressed! 

holiday wishes 2
Holiday Wishes from the TTC.

chris and nick
Sweet boys.  After the fireworks, we walked back to the Polynesian to get our car and headed back to our hotel to rest up for the next day.

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