In My Own Words

Writing and Images from the heart...

In My Own Words

Writing and Images from the heart...

Day 3 – Are we there yet?!

So we’ve arrived in Orlando! After a full night sleep on the train if 10 hours straight. I wouldn’t call it ‘restful’ because the train moves. I by nature am a light sleeper, so I woke up every hour or two, checked the time, then tried to go back to sleep. I took the top bunk which comes with complementary straps to make sure you don’t fall out! Even though they looked like parachuters harnesses I’m glad they were there. there were a few times I was afraid we were going to de-rail! But its a train, and it moves!

We couldn’t be more proud of the kids. It probably had something to do with the fact they only had 5 hours total the night before, but whatever! Ill take what I can get! We opened our eyes to golden sun and green palm trees. I had forgotten how much I love it here. Only not so great thing is that it is only going to be a high of 58 today. Still, ill take a cold day in Florida above a cold day in Massachusetts any day!

Breakfast in the dining car

After waking up around 6:30, diaper changes and bottles, we made our way to the dining car. We all sat together having some cereal, bananas, and bagels. Soon after we packed up our things, had one last surprise poopie diaper by Avery, and and off the train we went.

Narrow hallways carrying children to breakfast

As I walked down the narrow hallways dropping things while trying to get off I of could feel judgmental eyes on me. I know because I used to be that person thinking ‘that poor lady, she has her hands full!’ So much so that a random woman had her arms out asking of I wanted help. I was thinking ‘lady, I don’t know you. I’m sorry but you can not hold either of my children.’ But instead I said ‘oh that’s okay. My husband is coming right now. Thanks though!’.

Before leaving our car in Virginia, they give you a number. We waited as they took off and called each car’s number, which went okay. Peyton was restless so Eric took him to the park I had spotted when we were getting off the train. When our car came came off the train it was like being reunited with an old friend. (Hello Traverse! I missed you!) We loaded ourselves up and did ‘Around Me’ to find the nearest Starbucks. (Hello Starbucks, my other old friend!) after that we made our way to the Buena vista Resort and Spa.

With 4 hours to kill before check in, what does one do? Well if you have small kids you look for any possible playground possible. We found that, and Irish Pub, AND a walking outlet mall right next to our resort! SCORE! After that, some lunch and then finally seeing our friends whom we made this long journey to spend time with. Ivey and I got to go for a spa treatment once we got there. Very relaxing after a long trip. That night, it was pizza, catching up, and of course, sleeping.

Reflections Spa – awesome place.

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