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When J suggested we take a trip to Orlando I was less than thrilled.  The picture of being THOSE people at a theme park immediately jumped into my head.  Not to mention the crowds and MILLIONS of screaming kids people.  J did his research, though, and planned our trip on only 1 of the 2 slowest weeks of the year: right between Spring Break and Summer Vacation.  He's a smart one!

We had 4 1/2 days and plans to do Universal Studios, Island of Adventure, City Walk (which connects those 2, and 2 water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  Although crowds are NOT my favorite, they weren't as bad as they could have been and easy to navigate.

THREE forms of navigation....

Full Day #1


Also reminded us of Frank....

My favorite part of the trip was a yummy dinner at Deep Blu, a seafood restaurant that we only heard about through reviews.  We knew we wanted good seafood and it did NOT disappoint!  The seafood was fresh, the portions were good and the service was awesome.  

Calamari "fries"...

Seasonal Red Snapper...DE-LIC-IOUS!

We also decided to check out a dinner theater, Treasure Tavern, and had a GREAT time!  It was in walking distance from our hotel and 2 hours of straight entertainment.  The show literally starts the moment you walk in the door.  It was an adults only (yay!) burlesque show where the servers were also the performers.  I wouldn't say it's for everyone, but we REALLY enjoyed it!

Our last days and night was spent shopping, relaxing and eating!  We're on vacation, so why not, right?!  We stopped by a mini golf course and were disappointed to find it under construction.  While we still had a great time, I think it would have been AWESOME had it been fully functional.  We also stopped by Ripley's Believe it or Not! on the way out of town after a lunch of yummy, fresh crab!  I'd never been to Ripley's, so it was quite the experience! 

Mini Golfers!

Crab, Lobster and Mussels?  You can't go wrong!

Some ridiculously tall guy at Ripley's....

We had a great trip with a lot of laughs.  I always find myself even more thankful for my sweet husband when we're able to get away and spend all of our time together.  We are truly blessed to be able to go on these trips and enjoy them with each other!

BTW, we weren't THOSE people...there were a ton of adults sans kids.  ;-)


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