Day 7 Recap: golf & food & magic, oh my!

Friday was our last day in the Disney parks, but the day started early for my Dad, Tyler, and Kevin. They were up at the crack of dawn for a round of golf. Though it was cut short by rain, their 12-hole golf round brought them tons of joy, evident when my mom and I…

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Day 6 Recap: Animals & Deliciousness

On Thursday we went to the Animal Kingdom theme park. We also ate quite a bit of delicious food. I hadn't really planned on going to the Animal Kingdom, but Kevin heard there were giraffes and gators and got so stoked that we had to go. We saw lions, gorillas, fish, giraffes, monkeys, birds, rhinos,…

Day 5 Recap: Enjoying some quiet time

We kicked off Wednesday morning with breakfast at Kona Cafe, a staple for our family trips, at the Caribbean Beach Resort. As has been the case so far on this trip, breakfast was decent but service was weirdly slow to get started. I had their signature dish, Tonga Toast, which is basically a ginormous French…

Day 4 Recap: A quick 5-photo summary

We've already packed a lot into our first few days here. Yesterday we began our day at Disney's Hollywood Studios for lunch at the Sci-Fi Drive In Diner. It's a concept restaurant that reproduces the notion of being in a drive-in under the stars. The decor was cool, but the food and the service were…

Day 3 Recap: Around the World in Several Drinks

The game plan for Monday was simple: go to Epcot and have a drink in each of the countries that make up the "Around the World Showcase". It got predictably sloppy, but we topped off the day with a delicious dinner at "Le Cellier" at the Canada pavilion, and a good time was had by…

“the word of the day is fakades…”

... that's what Tyler told Kevin on Sunday morning after we entered and began exploring Disney's "Magic Kingdom" park. We quickly realized he meant 'facades' and had a good laugh. But he's right on about that being the word of the day. The Magic Kingdom is a imagination-driven park, designed to present a variety of…

We’re at Walt Disney World all week long!

For all of this week, we're on vacation at "the happiest place on Earth", Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Who's "we"? It's me, Kevin, my brother Tyler, and my parents. It's mine and Tyler's first trip in awhile, and Kevin's first-ever Disney experience, so we'll be taking many pictures and making many observations. We'll…