Monday, May 25, 2009

Details of our trip! I Heart Faces makeover.


I did a post a few weeks ago about my trip to Disney World. This week at I Heart Faces they are doing a "My Trip in Pictures" week. So I just revamped it a little and voila, here it is. Sorry for all the boring details, you can skip them if you want and just look at the photos.



So we set out and headed east on Saturday morning for Disney World (the greatest place on earth). The drive went well, we ended up getting to our hotel around 6 pm which is good considering we lost an hour due to the time change. After we got all settled we ate some yummy pizza (if you have not tried Domino's white garlic Parmesan sauce instead of the marinara you are missing out), then we took a little walk around the pool area. The girls wanted to jump right in but we assured them they had plenty of time to swim later in the week(little did we know what was to come).


On Sunday we decided to start at the Magic Kingdom. It was a bit crowded and kinda hot. We stood in lines and did what we could before the rain started. That evening we left just in time to get out before we got too wet.


Monday started out okay. We went to Epcot and were able to do a few things before the rain started. We were not prepared for the rain so we broke down and bought ponchos. We even had to use one on the stroller so it wouldn't be soaking wet with our little ones in it. Rain, rain, rain the rest of the day.


Tuesday we woke up and it was still raining. We took a chance and went back to the Magic Kingdom. We treaded through rain all day. I think it stopped briefly for lunch but not even long enough to dry out. Of course I made the mistake of wearing tennis shoes instead of flip flops so I had wet squishy feet the whole day. We really wanted to stay to see the fireworks but around 6:30pm I just couldn't take it anymore. We left and went back to the hotel to dry off.


Wednesday was our first day at Animal Kingdom. The girls loved it here and we survived half of the day dry before the floods came in. That was were I took most of my shots of animals. By the way, I am serious about the floods. It was just before 2pm and we decided to stop in and watch a bird show. We parked the stroller headed on in and got a seat at the top of the bleachers so we could rest our backs. As we are waiting for the show to begin the rain was light. The show started but about 5 minutes into it they had to stop because of the weather. Then the rain really started coming down. Thunder and lightning and the whole nine yards. We were in an area that had was kind of like a tent in a way. It had big cloth pieces above us that were sewn together. Here is the best picture I have of it. Anyways, as the rain came down the cloth started collecting water and you could see the weight coming down. Eventually one of them broke through and water was pouring in. It was quite a sight to see. We thought the rain was finally slowing down so instead of sitting in one place all day we decided to make a break for it and walk to another area of the park. That's when we found the stroller to be in about 5 inches of water. The wheels were completely under water and it was very cold on my flip flop covered feet. Needless to say the day ended just like that..rainy and wet.

Thursday was our last day at Disney World and we were hoping for the best but very prepared for the rain. I will have to say that it turned out perfectly. It was overcast and breezy because it was threatening rain at any time yet we only had a couple of sprinkles until the evening.
I think being there with all the rain just makes me want to go back that much sooner so maybe I can enjoy it in dry weather. Considering the conditions we were able to still do alot of the things. It was definitely a trip to remember. Here are some more photos from last week.


















I had originally done two posts of pictures from Disney. I couldn't combine them so here is the link to the other post if you are interested in looking at the other pictures. Thanks for stopping by!!


http://macmanusfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/disney-in-pictures.html

19 comments:

Nana said...

Love your pictures.

Candy Living said...

aww..I love disney! I have not been there since I was little. I need to have some kids so I can have a good excuse to go!! :)

Sonya said...

That stinks about the rain but I am glad that you still got some great shots. Love the ones of everyone being silly and your girls are so adorable.

Dea said...

Aw i am sorry about the rain but at least you guys still had fun! You got some amazing pictures!

Erin a.k.a. Griffin's Mom said...

Your kids are beautiful! I love the pictures that you have posted - you have a true gift!

Sonya said...

What photo editing software are you using. I really like the black edges around some of your photos and I am trying to figure out how to do that in photoshop. I have done it before and I just can't remember!! Also what border did you put around the photo of your hubby and King Kong! :)

2003beachbunch said...

Your pictures turned out great!

Just Add Walter said...

love the pictures... but where are YOU in all the fun?! :)

Pineapple Princess said...

What a fun time! I really want to go there again with my kids!
What a beautiful family you have!! :)

Sarah and Chadd said...

GREAT photos!!!! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time.. yah for Disney!!!

~~tonya~~ said...

We were there that day too at Animal Kingdom waiting for the bird show!! Small world!! We really thought that roof was gonna fall in. That was a lot of rain that fell in a short period of time. We left shortly after that soaked to the bone. We stayed on until Sunday--and it continued to rain everyday.

Oh--and I am a very part time NICU nurse--SAHM now.

Following your blog now!!

Foursons said...

Love the gorilla pictures. Your girls are gorgeous!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Beautiful girls!

Becca said...

I absolutely LOVE your pictures - they're gorgeous! :-) looks like you had a great trip!

Erica said...

all of your pictures are beautiful! i have been to disneyland but not disney world and would love to go sometime! your family is beautiful! i love how your little one is smiling with her eyes behind the paci- too sweet!

Niecey said...

Incredible. I love the photos and the editing.

Herb of Grace said...

I can't believe you got such good pictures all while having sooo much fun! :) I tend to either participate and get NO pics or stand on the sidelines, doing nothing but taking pictures :)

Mandi said...

Love the gorilla pictures!

McFadden Family said...

I love all things Disney, and this is a wonderful account of your travels to Disney world. :0) beautiful photos.