January is usually my least favorite month. The holidays (and in my case, a lot of vacation days from my day job) are over and January is just blah and cold. The cure for this in 2020 was to schedule a nearly 2-week vacation to Florida to get us through most of the month.
Since we go to Florida often, we like to do side trips from our main destination (which is usually Walt Disney World, of course). While Gary has been to St. Augustine before, I hadn’t. Since we knew someone who offered to let us borrow their vacation home for the night, St. Augustine became our side trip for our summer vacation this year. So…. St. Augustine, here we come!
I have only been going to Walt Disney World since 2010. Gary and I were married on October 8th of that year, and 10/10/10 was the date I first stepped onto Disney property. We checked into Pop Century, went straight to Magic Kingdom (where my first ride was Stitch’s Great Escape!) and had dinner that night at Chef Mickey’s.
And it took us almost 9 years to return! Why? Well we like to try new places (I know, I know, so what’s with always going to Boma and ‘Ohana then?) and Chef Mickey’s is pricey. Since our most recent trip was all about getting a good value because we were on the dining plan, we decided to finally go back to Chef Mickey’s.
A year ago this week we were vacationing in Disney World. Easter was on April Fool’s Day, and we arrived a few days later. On that trip we stopped by Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club resorts and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to check out the Easter egg displays. So while all the other Disney blogs can show you this year’s Easter egg display, I’m going in the way back machine to last year’s. 😀
In October we went on a 5-night sailing aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas from Tampa, Florida. You know you want to watch us wander around the ship!