Happiest Place on Earth

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 
I know, I know. After the last time, I promised I would be around more. I guess life got away from me once again. With a trip to Vegas for work, followed by long days of playing catch up at work before leaving again for vacation, time got away from me.

When time gets away from you, sometimes one just needs to get away themselves. And this vacation that hubs and I had planned to continue the 30th celebration couldn't have come at a better time. We had scheduled a great vacation of a few casual days on Disney property, followed by our first ever Disney cruise aboard the Magic ship, then a few more days at the parks before heading back home.

Not that I need to tell you that I adore Disney. But I was really looking forward to this for a variety of reasons. Those first few days really were just what I needed. We spent our first day flying to Orlando (hubs worked in the am) and picking up our rental before checking into the hotel. We really wanted a casual night to kick off our vacation. Plus, a movie that I had been wanting to see, Dark Shadows, just opened in the theaters. We made our way to Downtown Disney and had a casual movie date night, while taking in the sights and sounds of the vacation destination.

The next day, we spent sometime in Magic Kingdom, with a quick jaunt to Fort Wilderness for lunch at Trail's End (you can read more about that over at City Nom Noms).

A relaxing afternoon followed by dinner in Epcot was just the day I needed to kick start our vacation. We were lucky to see the Flower & Garden Festival once again this year. It amazes me to what they can do with all the flowers, not to mention the great photo spots that become available.

The next day, we got up and started to casually make our way to Port Canaveral to board our cruise. More to come on that. Here's a hint - it was amazing!