Monday, November 12, 2012

Great Things...On The Way

I feel like I have so much to say about our trip to Orlando but I don't know where to start.

 I want to tell you about how we escaped from our semi-crappy hotel in the dead of night during rush hour with a cab driver that didn't read or speak english and I really want to tell you about all of the food and drink I had.  If you're at all interested in that part, I'll be telling those stories over on The Rookie Foodie.  (hint hint...go follow that blog)

I want to tell you about how my kids are still on Florida time and are up at the crack of dawn this morning and that I have ZERO desire to leave my house today.

I want to tell you that I thought about Owls during the whole trip and why. (hint's about Christmas)

And I really want to tell you about the very eventful flights in both directions and how my husband believes that I'm cursed and likely doesn't want to travel with me anymore.

Instead, I'll leave you with one funny Mallory story.

We were standing at the bus stop waiting to go to Disney Epcot when a man asked if we were from Colorado.  Both Alex and iKeith were wearing Bronco hats so everywhere we went people commented on them.  Mallory looked at him and said, 'How did you know that?  Is it because we speak english?'

The entire bus stop busted up in laughter!

Side note here: Apparently....we visited Orlando with half of Europe.  While American children are toiling away until Thanksgiving...Europe is on Fall Break and as my dear UK friend put it, it's bloody cold there!   We heard lots of accents and other languages. more funny story.  This one about iKeith.

Our shuttle bus from our hotel to Sea World and Universal Orlando was driven by a guy named Terry. He was so much fun and had the whole bus singing songs.  One day...we ran out of songs and he asked for suggestions.  My kids had been practicing a song that they have to sing TODAY at a book store and Keith broke out in that song.

He taught all of these Europeans a song about a turkey hiding in the woods to avoid being killed for Thanksgiving Dinner!  I found it so funny because they don't celebrate Thanksgiving.


  1. Sounds like you had a GREAT TIME!!! You guys so deserved it.

  2. Love the Mallory story. Can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

  3. Disney can be so fun. Sounds like you have bunches to tell us. Looking forward to reading more about it!

  4. LOL!! Mallory. I want to bring her home with me.
    Also...did you drink butterbeer???

  5. Sounds to me like you guys had wayyy too much fun. ;) The Mallory story made me giggle. Can't wait to hear more about Orlando. I'll live vicariously through you.

  6. i thought I heard uncontrollable laughter filtering my way from you having fun can't wait to hear all. Psst did you ride MIB and shoot aleins

  7. can't wait to hear all the stories!!! That M is a hoot!!

  8. You should be very proud that your family culturally influenced countless Europeans about our Thanksgiving traditions!

    Sounds like you had a good time. And, if iKeith refuses to travel with you anymore, I'll be your travel-husband :)

    I hear sister-wives don't hold a candle to travel-husbands.

  9. LOL at Mallory's comment!!! She cracks me up!!! :o) It is crazy how many Europeans go to Disney this time of year! I don't think there's ever a time when Disney isn't crowded!

  10. Love this post! The speak English comment made me literally snort :) And too funny that he taught them the Turkey song

  11. So funny! I'm catching up... what brought you to FL? Did you get to see Shawn? How long were you on vacation? Miss you!


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