Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Vacation Post

We spent 8 days, 7 nights at Walt Disney World and boy is my bank account empty!

Looking through all of the pictures I took and remembering all of the fun things we did makes it all worth while. In total there were 11 of us that braved the Rodent World. The 11 consisted of my 2 older siblings, their significant others, their offspring, my offspring, my significant other, and my mommy! :)

The cool part was that we did not attempt to hang out together all the time. We met up each day for a meal (usually dinner) to catch up and visit with one another. Our rooms were all at the same resort, on the same floor, in a row so we did run into each other most mornings. And of course the kids had a “slumber party” in grandma’s room on a few nights. But all in all it was the first real Simmons family vacation and it was fantastic.

We went to every park. We rode every ride we wanted to. The wait times were short. The weather was great.

My favorite part of the vacation was just hanging out with my kids. We laughed and laughed so much our sides hurt. It was so great for just the 4 of us to run around like crazies and all act like little kids for a whole week! My kids are so much fun and funny to boot! The cool thing is how they really tried their best to experience everything. Not just treat WDW as an amusement park.

They tried new foods, talked to people from the different countries in Epcot and learned about the different customs from different places.

They posed for every lame picture moment their corny dad wanted them too. And they even did some acting to spice up the pics for dad’s blog.

Master P about overheated after looking at some of the desserts we had!

This is what the kids looked like every time we rode the bus to another park or back to hotel. They always rested so they were energized for the next adventure.

I would not have changed a thing!

*coming up next on The Bad Blog*

Our “While you were out” moment. I cannot wait to tell you about our homecoming!


Scott K. Johnson said...

That is AWESOME man! Your kids are the best! Looks like they had a really great time!

How are your feet doing?

In Search Of Balance said...

Aw, neat. What awesome kids, and what an awesome family! Glad to hear your vacation was everything you hoped it would be!

Kelsey said...

How fun! I'm so jealous :)

Living in San Diego, we've been to Disneyland about a dozen times in the last 3 years... but Disney World sounds very cool.

I'm echoing Scott... how are your feet now?

MileMasterSarah said...

Wow, that looks so fun! That makes me want to pretend to be a part of your family for just that week! It must have been nice to have such a good vacation! It seems like all of my vacation days lately are actually used as sick days!

George said...

Thanks everyone!

My feet? Well they seem to be getting better but not fast enough for my liking. I should just leave work and go to the doctors but I am still playing catch up from Vacation. I am still putting Neosporin on them and wrapping my toes in gauze. (Pigs in Blankets)

Minnesota Nice said...

George, do your kids play drums at home? They look like they are in good form -- I have played djembe and congas for years and it is the most fun thing for people of all ages - (although doesn't do much to endear you to your neighbors).