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…

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…

“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…