Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Walt Disney World Trip 2016

{Railroad Selfie}

While I shared a few tips on how to save money at Disney, I wanted to share more specifics from our 2016 trip like our favorite restaurants and rides at each park.  This was our first trip to Disney as a family of three and our two and a half year old loved it!  We opted for a four day pass versus an entire week, and it was the perfect amount of time for us.  We spent about six hours each day at the parks and stayed off site.  I had wanted to go back one night to see the fireworks show, but it didn't happen on this trip.  This Disney trip was a spur of the moment add-on to our already planned family vacation so I am happy with the way it turned out even with last minute planning.  When our daughter is older we will be able to spend longer days at the parks, but for now I'm glad we were able to introduce her to the magic of Disney without it being overwhelming.  Better to leave wanting a little more!

Day 1 - Magic Kingdom

Lunch: Liberty Tree Tavern

Favorite Rides: Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Prince Charming Regal Carousel

Highlights: Meeting Cinderella and Rapunzel

{Prince Charming Regal Carousel}

{Cinderella's Castle}

Day 2 - Magic Kingdom

Lunch and Treat: Be Our Guest and Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Favorite Rides: Mad Tea Party, Under the Sea, Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan's Flight

Highlights: Meeting Chip and Dale, Tinkerbell and Daisy Duck

{Plaza Ice Cream Parlor} 

{Meeting Tinkerbell}

Day 3 - Animal Kingdom

Breakfast: Tusker House

Favorite Rides: Kilimanjaro Safari and Tricera Top Spin

Highlights: Breakfast with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy and Wishing Goofy a Happy 84th Birthday!

{Tree of Life} 

{Tracer Top Spin in DinoLand}

Day 4 - Hollywood Studios

Favorite Rides & Shows: Toy Story Mania, Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, and Disney Junior - Live on Stage

Highlights: Lunch with Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Handy Manny and Jake & the Never Land Pirates

{Toy Story Mania} 

{A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration}

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Nashville Fall Getaway

Since we all have the January blues over here, we've already started planning our next vacation.  Yay!!!  But first, I need to share about our super fun fall getaway we went on back in October.  We spent three nights in Nashville, which is the longest we've stayed in the city other than work trips, and we had a blast!  Nashville never disappoints since we visit a few favorites each trip like Cheekwood, and set aside time to explore one or two new places in the city.  And of course, since we have a little girlie girl in the family we made sure to visit the American Girl Bistro in Franklin before heading home.  

{Pumpkin House at Cheekwood Harvest}

{Pumpkin lined walkway}

{Cheekwood in October}

{Sici's favorite exhibit at Cheekwood}

{Lunch in The Pineapple Room 2015 and 2016}

{Picnic Dinner at Arrington Vineyards}

{Sunset in the vineyard}

{Feeding Jip dog food (chocolate sprinkles)}

{Pink ice cream in a flower pot - perfect ending to a perfect trip}

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