Well we are back to the real world after 11 days at Universal / WDW. We had a great trip, even with Tropical Storm Debby trying her best to put a damper on things.
June 18th, Day 1
I went to bed fairly early the night before we left and had no problem falling asleep, but I woke up at 3:30, wide awake and ready to go. I didn't need to be up until about 7 so I made a last minute run to Wal-Mart and grabbed a few things to help pass the time until my Mom picked us up to take us to the airport.
Mom arrived on time and had us to Louisville International Airport in plenty of time to get through security and relax at the gate before departure. The Hardings arrived about 15 minutes after us and Henry, Shane's 5 year old son, announced that this was already the best trip ever.
The flight was on time and very smooth. We arrived a little ahead of schedule and picked up our Mini-Van from Alamo. The attendent tried to up sale the Large SUV, but we declined and packed all 7of our suitcases, backpacks and us in like sardines.
We then checked into the Holiday Inn Express at Universal Gate and let the kids take a quick swim in the pool.
Sam was fairly happy to be in Orlando.
After the pool we decided to head over to City Walk, look around and grab dinner. I enjoy City Walk, the atmosphere is laid back and it's not as crowded as Downtown Disney. We walked around for awhile in the shops and then decided to try Bubba Gumps for dinner. What a tourist trap that place is, the food was decent and the atmosphere is pretty cool, but the prices are really high for the quality of food you get. Oh well, it was fine, but we won't be there again anytime soon.
After dinner we headed back to the hotel and the kids hit the pool again for a short dip before going to bed. The next morning we had to check out of the Holiday Inn and into the Royal Pacific before heading to Universal Studios. Back with more in a few minutes.