WOW!!! What a fun week we have had, but I do agree with Dorothy when she said, "there's no place like home". It is good to be back!
(Sorry this will be a long post, but mainly pictures!)
Last week after the all night graduation party Gio, Pino, and the boys left for Florida! They got to the resort by early Sunday morning (1 AMish).
On Sunday they went to Kennedy Space Center near Coco Beach (remember "I Dream of Jeanie"?) They said that it was an amazing experience. Gio's dream came true of seeing a real space shuttle and doing some of the things that astronauts do. I don't think that it is something he will forget for a long time to come. They boys too were amazed by all of it and I heard a lot of stories about it. I wish that I could have been there with them.
On Sunday night I took the red eye and met up with all of them and on Monday we went to Disney Hollywood. It was a fun day with fun rides. Brian and I overcame our fear of roller coasters and went on one that had 3 upside down loops. I don't know if we'll do it again for a while, but it was fun. What a great day!
On Tuesday we went to Epcot! How fun was that? They have some amazing exhibits there and it was neat to visit all the different "countries" and we went on some fun rides. We ate lunch in France...it was an experience. We saw Ratatouille while eating...the hostess brought him around. It was so cute and Brian loved it.
Wednesday we went to Universal Studios Orlando and that was great! There are two theme parks there and so much to see. I wish that we could have spent two days there, but we didn't have the time. Robert, Pino, and Gio went on The Hulk! It is a huge roller coster and they said it was amazing, but for sure not a mom ride. Brian wasn't able to go on it because of his cast, so we walked around. There is a cool simulated Spiderman Ride there that is really cool and the Mummy ride was great too.
We did a water ride on the "rapids" and they don't lie when they say you get wet...we walked away looking like we had just came out of the shower.
Thursday was Animal Kingdom. Very cute shows and the animals were amazing. A much more relaxed day. We got home just in time because then a huge rain storm hit and we were lucky that we didn't get caught in it! The wind blew and it poured! Our condo had a sunroof and the rain was so hard that we all made the comment that it would be very unlucky if the sunroof cracked or leaked.
Friday morning we went to Magic Kingdom for a few hours before our plane left. Space Mountain was closed and so were some of the other rides that we wanted to do, but it was fun to go and walk around and have the "typical" Disneyland feel.
It was a wonderful trip and a great way to celebrate Robert's graduation. He is now in Lake Powell for a week with "the guys" as he calls them. Hopefully he'll take some good pics that we can share.
It has been a fun time with Pino being here and we're glad that we have been able to share this exciting time with him.