I’m finally back home… after like three weeks! Boy, am I exhausted. These past five days, especially, have been amazing! It was, by far, the best family vacation ever. Tiring, but amazing. We got back home at 4:30 in the morning! Our flight from Orlando to D.C. was delayed two hours… and then we went to our mamoo’s house real quick to pick up my luggage that i had left there from my trip to VA… and then finally left for the four hour drive home. I slept for most of the drive home… and went right to sleep when we got home – and didn’t wake up until 11:30! which is so not like me! even with all that sleep, i’ve been tired all day.
We flew on Jetblue… and i was pleasantly surprised. for some reason, i had the negative things i’ve heard in the past about it in my head… but flying for the first time on jetblue – my experience was good. the seats were roomy and comfortable, and the attendants were friendly.
Orlando was, plain and simple, absolutely AMAZING! There’s just no other way to describe it. Fortunately, the weather cooperated throughout our trip – we were very lucky! A crazy storm ended just as we got to our hotel the first night… and a crazy storm (including a tornado nearby) began once we were already on the plane… so aside from a 2+ hour flight delay… our trip entailed pretty much hot weather (the last day, with heat index it was like 116 degrees). during the days we were there, it was rain for like a few minutes sometimes in the evening… and then immediately clear up.
The first night we got there, we didn’t do much – just went out to eat at a halal chinese place. the rest of the days, however, were jam packed. Sunday, we went to universal studios early in the morning – where my favorite thing was the shrek 4D show and twister (SO realistic!). we left around five o’clock to drive 45 minutes away to the kennedy space center to see the shuttle launch. the weather was great until about 5-10 minutes before it was too launch… and then the storm clouds came. even though, there was no storm there – lightening was apparently visible within 10 miles… which caused the launch to be delayed another 24 hours.
while we were disappointed, we had no idea how annoyed and restless we would be when the 40 minute drive back to orlando would turn into a 4+ hour drive because of the heavy volume. man, i’ve never been more restless in my life! we knew then, that there was no way we would be attempting to come back the next day.
More on our days in epcot and magic kingdom, and the shuttle launch tomorrow (hopefully). it’s 10:20 right now, and i’m already exhausted… but going to try and hold off trying to sleep for another hour or so to avoid waking up crazy early.
Did i mention it was the best trip ever?