Monday, September 19, 2011

The Quick Vacation Recap

We are back from vacation!  It is always great to be home and, usually, I am anxious to be home and a bit ready for vacation to end…sometimes, I am even needing the proverbial “vacation from the vacation” but – not this time.  What a wonderful week we had!  Yes, it IS nice to sleep in my own bed but we came home relaxed, refreshed, FAT and full of great memories.  Hubbie and I agreed this may have been one of our best vacations.

I have plenty of photos to sort through – read that HUNDREDS! thanks to our own personal event photographer….daughter, EricaSmile who sent us home with two cds worth of pictures!  But browsing through all the memories will have to wait – at least until the laundry is done!  Our kids did a great job of holding down the fort while we were gone so not much to do there…but I do have to get my brain out of vacation mode.

So just a few photos I pulled off my phone this morning….

vaca dolphin

We stayed at the Dolphin – I know, doesn’t exactly look like what I think of when I think dolphin but an impressive roof top sculpture, nonetheless!  Too bad these folks did not ask me to write an official review because it would be glowing!  The hotel is beautiful, the grounds gorgeous, and the service was fantastic!  We felt very spoiled! Uh, not spoiled as in brats….but very pamperedSmile

We spent a lot of time doing this -

vaca pool

Uh – nothing!  As in lounging by the pool and summoning the pool boy for more ice tea!!  HA HA  Pizza eaten poolside is just so delicious!

vaca princess

We also spent just the right amount of time (not every day!!) at the park – we like Epcot!! and saw a princess a plenty!!  The characters still make me smileSmile

We had WAY too many meals like this -

vaca pancake

as in huge….but, oh so yummy!!  This was breakfast at Cat Cora’s Kussina (oh, I hope I spelled that right!)  Breakfast has always been my favorite meal but breakfast on vacation is the absolute best!  I have to admit we had a hard time finding coffee we really enjoyed.  They said it was Starbucks coffee but it wasn’t like the Starbucks we enjoy at home.  Really, I think what we really want is a cup of the sugary good stuff that they mix into the coffee and call it a latte!

And one of my favorite “pastimes” on vacation -

vaca self pic of us

trying to take pictures of yourself!!  They are always (ALWAYS) horrible and I have no idea why we keep trying but it’s entertaining somehow!

And, of course the real reason we went…….

vaca jack 1

To meet the J-man!!  What fun we had with both the grands!!  and why I don’t have a picture of Riley on my phone is a mystery but there are “grand” pictures a plenty…….just you wait!!

6 comments:

  1. Hello! This sounds WONDERFUL....love the dolphin ~ your right, quite impressive. Don't ya just love breakfast on vacations? Yours looks wonderful. They always are soo big though. Too bad I don't usually have a hard time eating them. ; ) That grandbaby is just adorable. Look at those eyes! Soo glad you got this time with them. Looking forward to the rest of the pics! Have a good week! HUGS

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! You are so right about vacation breakfasts! The baby is so cute, looking forward to more pictures!

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  3. Well, I would have just sat and kissed those sweet cheeks all week!

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  4. So glad you had such a great vacation! The baby is a adorable and I know you had so much fun with the grands!

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  5. Hi Jennifer,Thanks for stopping in at my place because you brought back memories of our trip to Disneyworld and Epcot. Loved that place. Sounds like you had such a wonderful time, breakfast and all-especially spending time with you adorable grand. Hope you have a great week settling back in.
    Hugs to you. Noreen

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful trip. So glad you had such a good time. I wouldn't mind some pampering, but I think that is going to have to wait a while...but I can look forward to it! :-) Can't wait to see more pictures!

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