Home, Sweet Home!

The Mighty Hudson River... as we flew over it was near impossible to imagine Captain Sully landing his aircraft there...

I always breathe a sigh of relief when I see the Great City from my window. There is nothing like it. She is majestic and regal and to me she has always, and will always symbolize my arrival home even though I now live about an hour away.

Disney was wonderful. It was magical for the children and it was exhausting! We go and we play hard. It took three separate visits to the Magic Kingdom to be able to get in all the rides we had wanted to experience. We also visited Epcot, Hollywood Studios and by far the best day of all was spent at one of the water parks called Typhoon Lagoon. There I was able to swim with sharks and stingrays in a salt water pool. It was amazing! We went to Downtown Disney twice were we wandered around and shopped and both times ate at Wolfgang Pucks wonderful restaurant.

We stayed at the Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa in a two bedroom villa. It was spacious, comfortable and beautiful as we overlooked the famed and sprawling golf course. We stayed in the Grandstand section where we were able to use a side pool that also had a play area for kids with horses that shoot water and water sprinklers. It is designed to look like the starting gate at a race. Movies are shown pool-side 2 or 3 times a week. The main pool area was closed until our last day, put this pool was perfect! We took advantage of Disney's buy four nights get three nights free package. We also took advantage of their dining plan. This all allowed us to stay at a luxury resort and spend a lot less. It was a great value. If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World in the near future you should absolutely look into these special deals. The park and the hotels were filled to capacity due to these deals and because of this we were unable to secure reservations at some of the places we wanted to, but Disney too is feeling the pinch of the economy and is doing what it can to attract visitors. This is really a great time to go.

Below is the pool area near us... it was smaller than the main pool area but had lots of fun for the children.
The main pool area opened the last day we were there. The small picture to the left represents a long and twisting water slide. You twist and turn through a long tunnel and end up in the main pool. Rebecca said it was as good as some of the slides in the water park! The pool had no stairs, just a zero-grade entry point or a smaller slide. Alexander loved the smaller slide. (Perhaps next year I will let him go on the larger one!)
While you plan your trip I will download my photos and post more about my trip!