First Family Vacation Pt. 1
We would first like to thank VisitOrlando for helping us coordinate our amazing family vacation. We had a jam packed 4 days of non stop activities and memory making fun! However, it started off TERRIBLE! First, Southwest Airlines delayed our flights for 3 hours. We are supposed to leave at 10:05pm and arrive in Orlando at 11:30 pm. We were already cutting it close because the rental car facility closed at midnight. Luckily, they partner with the neighboring rental stand who was able to get us in our whip when we arrived at 2:30 am. Before I get ahead of myself, let me not forget that we forgot the camera! After dropping everyone at the airport so that we could check our bags, I rushed home to get it and quickly drove back to park the car and take the shuttle to the airport.
At this time, I am thinking we are all in the clear. Right up until we get through baggage check and realize we left the backpack with our phone chargers, computer, AND camera charger in it back at the parking garage in our truck. I swear I could have screamed! I felt like the vacation devil was out to get us. At this point it was nothing we could do but make the best of it and deal with it all when we arrived. We finally made it to our AMAZING resort Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort and everything started to feel a little better. We had an awesome 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom villa with a full kitchen and living area. The resort also had its own waterpark, mulitple arcades, watersports, golf, and mini golf. We really did not even have to leave the resort!
After getting about 5 hours of sleep, we woke up in the morning to head to SeaWorld! We were so happy the weather was being kind to us, it was supposed to rain the entire week we were there. However, when it wasn't raining it was SCORCHING HOT. Trying to look cute, we were burning up. Remember me saying we forgot the camera charger? Yeah so all of our footage was on our phones aside from the first couple of minutes when we walked in. We had a blast feeding the pinnipeds, watching the animal shows, and seeing the dolphins (Terrell loves dolphins).
After a couple of sporadic periods of heavy rain, we left SeaWorld to head over to The Escape Game Orlando. Let me tell you guys, this is a MUST if you visit any city that they are located in. It was a great bonding activity we got to share with our moms and best friends as we worked together to find clues and get out of the room. You only have an hour to get out and we ended up escaping with 4 minutes left on the clock. The staff was amazing and we all purchased shirts to commemorate our victory!