Monday, December 29, 2008

Welcome to Bogger-City

So I have joined the blogging scene... oh dear me! It's not very normal for me to hop on a bandwagon... but, what the heck. Someone might actually be interested in what's going on with Lance and I...then again, maybe not. But, it will still be fun to write in the hopes that someone will read it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Disley World Blogs - JenJo MySpace Blog

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Nope, that's not a typo.  My super cute almost sister-in-law, Lolly went to Disney Land when she was little, and on their third day, when her parents woke her up to go she said "I don't wannoo go to Disley Land..."  I bet she was so friggen cute!  I love her.  Aww, warm fuzzies.
Anyway...  I went to Disney World in Florida last week, and it was AWESOME!!!  I have the bestest husband in the world.  I'm so glad I married someone who loves leaving town just as much (if not more) than I do, so we can go on vacations a lot.  But, this one was a bit bigger than our "normal" get-aways.  We actually saved for it so we could do a lot more.
Tuesday the 2nd of December we flew out of SLC airport to Phoenix, AZ, where we had a 45 minute lay-over.  We got some steak sandwiches for lunch and headed over to board our next flight, which took us to Orlando.  It was cold!!  Probably 60 degrees, but that's not really warm enough for me, srsly.
We took a shuttle, with a way cool driver, to our hotel in Kissimmee.  We tipped him well.  ☺ Our hotel was average, yes it was outside of the park, dude, that's cheaper!  It wasn't bad though.  Our first night there we went to CiCi's Pizza Buffet, because we've seen the commercials a lot but there aren't any around where we live, so we really wanted to try it.  It's really good!!
On Wednesday we went to Magic Kingdom (which is similar to the Disney Land park in Anaheim).  It was totally fun.  We stayed for the fireworks this time (We didn't do that in Cali this past spring.)!  We thought our seats were pretty good... but the fireworks ended up being behind a huge tree, so we didn't really see much of them.  It was alright though.  I got to see Tinkerbelle!!!!  I love her.
Thursday we went to Hollywood Studios (which is similar to California Adventure).  The Tower of Terror ride is a bit different there than it is in Cali.  It was sweet!!  They also had a Backlot Tour that was really sweet, we got to see behind the scenes stuff, and learn some things about Disney.  I wish I could remember specifics, but it was pretty rad.  We also saw Lights, Motors, Action, which is this car stunt show thing.  Very entertaining.  At night we went and saw Fantasmic, which was a fireworks/music show with Mickey and some Disney characters about dreams coming true and stuff.  I dunno, I wasn't really that into it.  It was alright.  After we saw that we walked over to the section of the park that was covered in millions of lights that danced to Christmas music.  It was so gorgeous.  They also had fake snow blowing into the street.  I loved it!  I saw my friend Andrew here, with Trent!  It was kind of a shock to see him half way across the country, but hey, he loves Disney so it fit!  I said hey to him and we talked for a bit.  After that Lance and I went back to the hotel for the night!
Friday we went to Epcot.  I really, really liked Epcot because it was super new to me!  They had a couple rides I'd never been .., and they have a section of the park that is like walking through different countries.  All the buildings and restaurants are country specific.  Very, very cool!  We had lunch in Japan, went on a boat ride in Norway, and ate dessert in America.  Pretty wild.
Saturday we went to Animal Kingdom and this park was really cool too, because it was really new to me. Walking into the park is almost like walking into a jungle... a well controlled jungle... but yeah.  There are trees and animals everywhere.  My favorite ride was in this park; Expedition Everest.  Such an awesome ride!  Here we decided to "splurge" for lunch and hit up an African buffet.  Ah it was so delicious!  Food in the parks is so expensive, for just normal burgers and fries, so this was a tad more money than that... ok, like double.  But I feel like I ate my money's worth.  We were there for quite a while...  heheh.
I feel like we got to do everything we wanted.  We were super tired at the end of each day, and more so the end of the week, but it was totally worth it!  We flew home on Sunday, and got home around 3 in the afternoon.  Our flight flew out of Orlando at 5:30am!  That's 3:30am Mountain time... ugh, super early!  But hey, it wasn't too hard to get up for work on Monday!
I can't wait for our next vacation!  I think we're going on a cruise out of Florida to the Bahamas in the spring.  That's the plan, but we'll see if we stick to that plan.