Here were some of the highlights:
A trip to Orlando and to Disney World with the girls
Animal Kingdom with Jacqueline
This was Jacqueline's first time there in about 10 years.
The day was rainy and HUMID but the park wasn't insanely busy so that helped.
We rode ... over and over again as I did with Maggie the year before. SUCH an awesome ride! I am normally a complete chicken when it comes to fast rollercoasters that go upside down so this one was a nice compromise - fast, but none of this upside down business.
We went on a safari, it's pretty much literally a real safari too. We saw elephants, lions, hippos, rhinos, ostryichs, monkeys, wilderbeasts and so many more whose names I couldn't tell you - all just feet from the truck. It made me wonder if those guys carry guns or some sort of weaponry in case of emergency. But I guess, in Disney they couldn't. Maybe the animals train with the Disney Hospitality students how to act around guests!
Magic Kingdom with Jacqueline & Dearbhla
I felt very 'light' that day as I decided not to bring my camera with me. I have been there so many times that I have taken so many hundreds of pictures, I felt that's enough for now. Magic Kingdom was open late that night which is always great - it means when all the children have gone home/watching the fireworks/parade, we could go on a couple of the big rides a few times in quick succession.
As soon as you enter the gates of Magic Kingdom, you feel like a child again. It's a special feeling. I'm not sure if that is just for us, as we have so many memories there from when we are children, or if that is the same for everybody.
Dearbhla's first ride- It's A Small World...we broke her in gently! Look of terror!
Naples 5th Av. beach for the sunset.
..one of my favourite places ever
A mini reunion with Gloriana and Liset
Gloriana had come from Mexico for a short visit. It was amazing to see her. Between best friends, distance is nothing - the relationship never changes, only gets stronger.
Next time, it will be a trip to Mexico that will bring us together.
And hopefully a trip to Rome soon to reunite with Liset!
A visit to Marco
...and to my parents for lunch by the pool. It was my first time back to Marco Island in quite some time - it was so nice to be back.
Dad on BBQ duties!
Such a good day!
More pictures soon...
Have a good week!