Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where Memories Begin.....

Time away from regular life is a good thing! This past week dear hubby and I took a road trip to Orlando to visit with our youngest son and "Mickey". DS has been working at Disney World since the end of January in the Disney College Program. We've wanted to visit him, but have been providing extra care for hubby's mom. Her health has now stabilized. She is getting excellent care in the assisted living, so we headed South to Orlando.
DS works at the Magic Kingdom in Frontierland. They don't call them uniforms at DW. It's called his costume. They are not workers, but Cast Members. Michael is having a blast. He's meeting people from all over the world. This is a dream come true for him. We were able to meet 3 of his 5 roommates (yikes, 6 males in one apartment) and spent time with them at the Parks. 

Disney Hollywood Studios

It was truly like having our own personal tour guide from Guest Relations. Michael and his buddies spend most of their free time exploring Disney World. He knew all kinds of neat facts and how to approach the rides and shows with minimal wait time. 
Magic Kingdom

Michael and Marion
Me and Michael

Family portrait time

 While no quilt shops were discovered or explored on this trip, ideas for quilt were abundant.

 Since Michael will live in Orlando through the beginning of August, we are already planning a return trip. This time we are hoping to stay in one of the hotels on the Disney property. We are investigating the Caribbean Beach Resort, Colorado Springs Resort and Pop Century Resort. DH and I would love to have any feedback if you have spent time in any of these resorts. We are not traveling with children and are looking for a resort that is quiet and comfortable:)


Diane said...

What fun! I'm so glad you got some time away. My niece worked at Disney World one summer and loved it too.

Denise in PA said...

What fun! And, what a great experience for your son. We are a Disney geek family for sure! I think you would love either Caribbean Beach or Coronado Springs! Have a great next trip!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Yea for fun! Karmen

Brenda said...

Looks like you had a great time. See you on Tuesday at the Guild meeting.

knittingtheblues said...

Looks like a great trip! I love Disney World. I'm sure once you start asking around you will get a lot of opinions on the different resorts. I have stayed at the Caribbean Beach and the Pop something or other. If you are looking for a quieter experience, skip any of the Pop resorts. They are the 'budget' resorts and they are also the resorts that most groups stay at, along with families. By groups I mean, we stayed there with our high school music program. Also, the food court is not as good as at the Caribbean Beach. I have loved the Caribbean Beach, but I've always stayed there with children, if I were to go back now, without them, I would choose something more like the Colorado Springs or that level of resort. Nicer restaurants, nicer food courts, more amenities, like a spa. So, while I don't know you personally the one thing I recommend strongly is avoiding the Pop resorts. Bottom line, it is Disney. There will be families with children everywhere.....