Friday, November 14, 2014

A Week Away with the Grandparents

Last Saturday Hannah, Nana, Papa and I boarded a plane and flew to FL to visit with Grandma and Grandpa for a week.  Each fall my parents rent a home in ‘The Villages’ FL and we join them for a week of sun, relaxation, playtime and shopping!

A brief stop in the Orlando airport to take a picture at our traditional spot.IMG_5517

Our first stop is normally Downtown Disney but this year to avoid the traffic headaches caused but construction we went to Disney’s Port Orleans ~ Riverside ResortIMG_5521 to park, check it out, eat and then take a boat to Downtown Disney.  A much better choice than trying to find a parking spot right now.  (Thankfully the new parking garage is scheduled to open in a couple of weeks so hopefully things get better.)

An unexpected event for us was renting one of their surrey bikes.  We sure had a lot of laughs as we attempted to pedal this bike around the resort a couple of times!


After lunch we boarded one of the boat shuttles and made our way to Downtown Disney.IMG_5531

Skating with Anna, Elsa and OlafIMG_5538

It’s not a trip to DD without a stop at Goofy’s Candy Store for caramel and peanut covered apples!  Mmmm!!


At the Disney Store their is a magic mirror where little girls can see what they look like with all the different princess dresses and accessories.  This mirror proved too tempting for Papa to pass up!

After a long day of travel and fun Hannah crashed in the car at 6pm and was gone for the night.  I was concerned she’d be up early but she slept right through until 6am the next morning!   Guess we tuckered her out!


Sleep well my sweet girl.  There’s a week of fun ahead of you!


  1. I want to live in Canada you get an incredible amount of vacation time!

    1. I have worked for the same employer for more than 27 years and am blessed and thankful to have 6 weeks of vacation each year Lucy.

  2. Another fun week, awesome! Glad Hannah got better in time for your trip!

  3. It's great that your school is ok with you taking her out for holidays. Last February we took our little guy out for a trip to Cuba and the school made me feel like we were committing a crime. :-/

    1. I'm sorry that happened to you. Hannah has an amazing teacher who is fully supportive of our travels although she wishes she could come with us! :) Hannah is just in kindergarten so it's easy to pull her out but I know I will have to scale things back soon as she enters Grade 1 next year. But this year - it's full on travel mode! I know there are opportunities she has to learn things while traveling that she never could in the classroom.

  4. Family time is just awesome. Enjoy!

  5. How Fun!! Love all the giggles that Papa supplied for everyone. :D


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