Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Florida Day 7: Last Resort

After Animal Kingdom, Ryan wanted one last chance to swim with Saylor, so Adam brought him to the pool. The pool was nice because it was large enough for everyone to have their own space, had a fun pyramid waterfall, one long slide, and a little wading pool with fountains. It wasn't a waterpark, but for these kids, it was more than enough.

Swimming with Saylor
After swimming, we ate supper at the Pepper Market on property and took a few last pictures of the resort.  The Coronado Springs has a Spanish theme and is a sprawling complex that probably had more guests than our town. I wouldn't call it 5-star quality, but it was nice enough and we had rooms near the Convention Center where my meetings were held. If we came to do the Disney parks again (I'd say this is a small possibility, but not until all of our kids can go on the grown-up rides) I'd stay on property for part of the vacation but would find a place near the beach for part of the trip as well.
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
The landscaping on Disney property is very well-maintained and it was fun to be surrounded by tropical plants. It also housed some of Ryan's other Florida favorites...geckos.

Geckos and their habitat

We had such a nice time together as a family and are grateful for all the help Adam's parents provided with the boys. We couldn't have done it without them!

Our wakeup call came much to early at 3:00am so we could return our rental car and catch a 7:20 Allegiant flight out of Sanford. If you want to know how to make a 3-year-old crabby, the key is waking him up at 3:30am to take him home from Disney World. Despite how tired we were, the flight went fine. I was once again thankful for a direct flight into Sioux Falls. Cohen slept almost the entire way and Ryan entertained himself with the ipad and safety card.
We dropped Adam's parents off and were to my parents by 11:30am to pick up Nika. After an afternoon of unpacking and laundry, it was back to reality the very next day. But, it was a good kind of tired and I am just so thankful for how well everything went on our first big family vacation!

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