Thursday, November 02, 2006

Orlando, The Long Version, Day Three

Friday, my husband had to work and I had every intention of taking the kids to Sea World. They hemmed and hawed and asked to swim at the pool. Fine with me. They jumped in and swam and goofed around for a couple hours. Got them dressed and took off in the minivan in search of lunch. Found a Sonic. Mmmmm. Cherry Lime-Aid. Ate. Took this picture:Called my friend K, who could get us a good deal on Disney World tickets. Loaded the kids back up and headed to her office about 30 minutes away. The kids watched the movie in the minivan, again. Picked up the tickets and saved a bunch of money... Whoo hoo.

Headed back to the hotel, not for sure what the plan was. Talked to my husband, he mentioned they were planning a dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. Sounded good to me.

Loaded up and went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was closed to the public. They had rented the whole thing out. The food was great. They even had a special section set up for the kids - and their own buffet. Mini corn dogs, spaghetti and meatballs, grilled cheese, cookies - it looked really festive, all decked out for Halloween. There was a great adult buffet as well. And a dessert buffet. In the kids' section, there was also a craft area, where they could make one of five things. As a parent, it is really neat when companies go above and beyond the call of duty to include and welcome kids. One decorated a picture frame and the other two made masks. They also had a dress up area complete with a polaroid camera. Maroon 5 was on hand for a concert. We watched it on the TV's. Still, pretty cool for a work function. We left about 9:30, the kids tired from a busy day of playing and eating. We needed our sleep. After all, the next day was Magic Kingdom...

3 comments:

Tanaya said...

The Hard Rock event sounds awesome! Is it the Hard Rock Cafe that is shaped like a guitar at Universal Studios?

Gretchen said...

Yes. It was great. Unbelievable really...

schloobie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic of the 4 of you!!!