plans have changed. We were originally going to hit SeaWorld today,
but have moved that to next weekend. We wanted a Wilderness Lodge
pool day and a day to sleep in as well. The girls did just that and
didn’t get up until around 9:30.
We grabbed a nice
breakfast at the Roaring Fork and then headed out to the pool. It is
another beautiful Florida day and it’s not too crowded yet. As we
returned to the pool after breakfast we found the woman doing hair
wraps was not busy so decided it was a good time for the girls to do
this. The price has gone up to $2 per inch from $1.50 last year.
Quite a jump, but something the girls really enjoy and it lasts
quite a while.
made it long enough for Madison to get her wrap done and then had to
get in the pool. It is another hot one, and I wanted to cool off. We
still could watch Brinn from the comfort of the pool. :-)
Soon the whole family was enjoying the pool and slide. It’s still
not crowded and it was easy to get a good chair and no lines on the
slide today. The pool water is quite warm, and not as refreshing as
I would prefer, but jumping in the hot Jacuzzi for a few minutes and
then back in the pool makes the water seem cooler! ;-)
swam for a couple hours and then returned to the room to get ready
and head to Downtown Disney for a bit of shopping. The girls already
had their eyes on some Cheetah Girl dolls and Brinn wanted to add to
her collection of Minnie Mouse Plush with the Year of a Million
Dreams one she had seen at the Contemporary the night before. Valet
had the car pulled around when we arrived downstairs and we were
The parking lot was not too full, so the crowds weren’t bad today.
We headed straight for lunch and had decided Dad gets to pick today!
I have wanted to try Fulton’s Crab House for YEARS, and today I
finally got my way. ;-) A nice 30% discount on lunch for DVC members
didn’t hurt my cause either! We headed into a pretty empty
restaurant and were quickly seated. The place had a bit of a smell
in the lobby near the kitchen that the girls were less than thrilled
with, but it was fine in the dining room. :-)
decided on the grilled swordfish special that was excellent. The
girls (none of them!) do seafood so that has been my problem in
getting them here. But the kids menu had some tasty chicken tenders
and Kristen enjoyed a burger. We had a nice table near a window with
a view of the waterway leading to/from the resorts. The shuttle
boats were running frequently back and forth from the resorts
nearby. And we saw several people in the Water mouse boats having a
we finished lunch we hit the World of Disney store first. Back and
forth from room to room chocked full of Disney souvenirs and
products. LOTS of the same stuff from previous trips, but a few new
items. The Hannah Montana items were at least around this year. Some
shirts and even a costume that was WAY overpriced. Maddy found her
target Cheetah girl doll and glommed on to that for the duration of
the time there. Brinn’s doll was not there and even a helpful CM was
not able to find one in the back. She also struck out on the Minnie!
They had TONS of all the fab 5 except Minnie was sold out. She must
be really popular! Brinn is striking out a bit on the shopping, but
found several other items she really liked. We were here quite some
time, but soon moved on and hit a few other stores finishing up at
the Christmas store. Got a couple ornaments for ourselves and as
gifts and it was time to get back to the resort.