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Monday, June 02, 2008

The Peoples' Vacation

Woman is still really swamped with work, but I have wrestled the computer away from her to make a post about their vacation. This is going to be a pretty quick post with some photos, but I'll be sure to make more in depth posts throughout the week.

The People left Saturday morning for Orlando. The plan was to do Disney parks Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, then travel to Keystone to visit with Ian's grandparents on Wednesday, and return home on Thursday. The Peoples' friends the Rubles (their friends from Mobile) were going to meet them in Orlando on Sunday night for their own family vacation. The whole trip went perfectly according to plan, and the people had a great time. The People say this is the perfect week to visit the Disney parks - the week before Memorial Day weekend. The lines were VERY short, and the crowds light.

Saturday was pretty uneventful. The People left around 8:30am and got to Orlando around 6pm. Yep, they drove. They checked into their hotel and hung out in the pool area for most of the night. Yes, the People stayed at the Nickelodeon Hotel! This is where their friends (who do have a child) were staying, so they decided to stay there too. Woman loved the hotel. It was swarming with kids, but she said the rooms were great and the two huge pool areas with 4 waterslides were off the hook. She says she will stay there again in the future. Be warned though that you get weird looks when you stay there without children and it's VERY noisy on Saturday night. If you're looking for a more quiet room, ask for one on the top floor with a parking lot view.

Sunday the People went to Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. The first ride they rode at Animal Kingdom was the new Everest rollercoaster. Woman said it was pretty much awesome.

tammy and ian in front of everest at Animal Kingdom

Woman loves having her photo taken with the Disney characters, but she will not wait in long lines to get a photo.

tammy and ian with baloo and king louis

Donald did not want to let go of Woman. She started to freak out a little bit.

donald loves tammy

The People made it to Magic Kingdom in time to see the parade.

magic kingdom parade

It was so hot that Tigger whizzed on the crowd. OK, not really, but doesn't this picture look suspicous?

tigger pees on the crowd in the magic kingdom parade

They rode some rides and had a good time.

ian and tammy on thunder mountain

Monday the People met up with the Rubles and went back to Magic Kingdom and then Epcot.

ian and tammy at epcot

Tuesday the People and the Rubles went to Animal Kingdom and then back to Epcot. Woman and Jody got really sick on Mission Space at Epcot and they had to go back to the hotel sooner than planned. LOL!

The People at Animal Kingdom with Elena.

ian tammy and elena at animal kingdom

The Rubles.

jim jody and elena at Animal Kingdom

The whole group at Animal Kingdom. The People on the far left are Jody's parents. They were the on-staff babysitters. Woman said it was pretty awesome, because the grandparents would take Elena home when she got fussy, and the parents and my People got to stay at the park as late as they wanted! Hooray for grandparents!

group shot animal kingdom

Wednesday morning the People left Orlando and went to Keystone to visit with Ian's grandparents. They ate some home grown garden fresh corn, enjoyed some pistachio dessert and talked about gardening.

grandaddy, granny and ian

The People left for home on Thursday morning and made it back by dinner time to snuggle with me!

This was the quick review of their trip, but I will make some more posts later on in the week and give you some more photos and better details. Stay tuned!


  • At 3:42 PM, Blogger Page said…

    oohh, sounds like fun! Why don't they let dogs in theme parks??

  • At 3:50 PM, Blogger Frances Louise said…

    Sound like the People had a great time . . . but I hope they brought something back for you, Norman! After all, you were guarding the house and Big girl Sarah!

    That picture of Woman with Donald is too funny!

  • At 4:29 PM, Blogger AM said…

    That Tigger photo just looks wrong. All wrong.

    If we ever go (and OF COURSE WE WILL) to Disney with the kids, we too plan to bring the grandparents for occassional babysitting duty. :)

  • At 5:07 PM, Blogger The Devil Dog said…

    That sounds like a lot of fun. If you are a human. Mom & PlusOne loved Animal Kingdom. Mom is chicken though, so she did not do the Everest ride. We are glad Woman and Ian had so much fun, but we are more glad that they came home to you.

    Roxy & Lucky

  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger Leah said…

    Oh FUN, I LOVE Disney World! I am so glad you had a good time. I agree, Expedition Everest ROCKS, and a member of our party got sick on Mission:Space also.

  • At 9:52 PM, Blogger ♥PugPosse♥ said…

    SO cool...seeing some of these pictres are in the same places we took some of ours!

  • At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh wow! It looks like Woman had a ton of fun!!!
    What did she bring you home Norman? lol

  • At 7:52 AM, Blogger Tami said…

    It looks like a blast! That hotel seems just my speed. I love how colorful it is. Did Woman get a themed room?

  • At 10:19 AM, Blogger Nevis said…

    AWESOME, Norman's woman. Me and Terry are going to WDW and it's parks this summer. Actully in July, in like...38 days. No...I'm not counting...

  • At 6:31 AM, Blogger rpm said…

    What a wonderful vacation! I'm loving all the pictures and the tour of Disney sites. That little Elena is a doll, too.


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