Some fun in the sun.
This year, during our kindergartner's school spring-break, our family of four headed down to Florida for a little visit to Walt Disney World. My parents have a house near Fort Myers, so we stayed with them for a few days too. We soaked in some sun at their pool, hung out at the beach, and took on Disney's Magic Kingdom during the peak spring-break season. The word "peak", isn't big enough to describe that craziness that is Disney World during spring break. Let's just start there...
|The 4 of us in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.|
|Linna and Jimmy with their Nana and Bompa. Jimmy's face says it all.|
Much more intense.
|My dad, Linna, and the Magic Kingdom fire chief. My dad is|
the fire chief of our hometown of Hopkins.
|Linna in front of Cinderella's castle.|
|Mama + Papa Saigh with Linna standing in another long, hot line.|
Even if we wanted to spend the money to sit down for a decent meal in an air-conditioned restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, we had to wait an hour or more with our name on a list... And that's only IF the restaurant had room for customers outside the existing reservations. We saw so many people sitting on the ground under the hot sun, choking down a hot dog, or some other over-priced fast-food. Plus, we spent over $30 on bottled water, as the drinking fountains inside the Magic Kingdom were either not working, or dripped out warm water. To Disney's credit, they do allow you to bring your own food and drinks inside the Magic Kingdom. However, it was pretty disappointing to not be able to experience the amenities of Disney World, even when we wanted to drop the $$$.
How do people do Disney on a budget?! I'm guessing they don't go over spring break.
|Linna and Jimmy in Nana and Bompa's Beach Wagon.|
|Our sassy 5-year-old at the pool in Florida.|
|Jimmy found his heaven on earth, with all the tennis balls on the tennis court|
at my parents' house in Florida.