Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Vacation - Monday

After our wonderful Christmas celebrations with family, we slept in on Monday and just puttered around Grandmommy and Granddaddy's hanging out with family. Then we packed up and left about 4pm to head for Orlando for three nights.

Orlando was absolutely packed out for Christmas break! We didn't hit any traffic problems until the last mile or so of I-4 when things slowed way down and once we got off in Buena Vista it was bumper to bumper. We made it to our hotel close to Downtown Disney - called Hawthorne Suites. It was quite nice. We had a one bedroom suite with a separate living area, kitchen and dining area.

After checking in and getting all the luggage settled we fought the traffic to get to dinner at Fuddrucker's. We had thought about spending a little bit of time at Sea World but decided to skip it and just head into Downtown Disney to get our park vouchers switched over into regular tickets at Guest Relations there. With that chore accomplished relatively easily, we cruised along in some of the shops. We picked up a few "junk" pins to trade off in the parks over the next couple of days. At Team Mickey, they had build-your-own-race-cars to go along with the new CARS 2 Movie.....only $63 for a base model remote control car! Needless to say we skipped those as souvenirs.

We made one last stop at the grocery store to stock up our fridge with drinks and snacks before heading back to the room to crash for the night.

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