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Day 18: Doing nothing!

Our early morning decision was to not do a lot today. We left around 10:30 for a coffee at Starbucks and continued to the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

Here we checked out multiple stores and bought something at the Character Warehouse, a Disney outlet, and the Tommy Hilfiger before we went for dinner at the Ford’s Garage in the mall.

After lunch we shopped at the Old Navy before we drove to Disney Springs.

In Disney Springs we checked our a couple stores. Daniëlle bought a new bead from Pandora, a Disney Park Exclusive from the Happily Ever After fireworks.

Next we stopped at the Walmart nearby our Airbnb, here we bought an extra suitcase (we only took 2 with us) for the trip home and some groceries for the last couple days.

Also this was the first time in days Emily got to take an afternoon nap! Daniëlle packed the first suitcase while I wrote the first part of the blog.

After Emily woke up we went out for dinner. Emily wanted rice and so we ended up at Bento an Asian Bar on the Sunset Walk at the Margaritaville Resort.

Emily finished her hole Bentobox in the blink of an eye and asked for ice-cream. Since there was a Bahama Buck’s serving Shaved Ice across the street we took our chance. Emily got a Rainbow Unicorn Sno, looked beautiful tasted interesting with all the different flavours mixed. The best part was either the heat/cold colour changing spoon or their slogan: “Eat Yellow Sno”.

On the way back we stopped at the Dollar Tree, we found some learning cards for Emily to keep her English fresh.

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Day 10: Relax…

Last night we had one extra hour of sleep, we only found that out after Emily woke up really early. After some negotiating with Emily at 6:45 we agreed that mama would get her out of bed in an hour is she would sleep a little bit. Oh and I got a kiss!

Off course I couldn’t sleep anymore after making such a deal, but mama was happy. I decided to get out of bed and work on the last blogpost of the cruise to get them ready with pictures and uploaded. Somewhere today everything will be up and readable.

First things first, I didn’t live up to my promise to make pictures of the Townhouse and the car but I’ll give it an another try again tomorrow. Sorry…

Emily slept till 9:15, I guess that’s a new record! Out of bed we had a very slow pace, at around 10:00 we decided that we would drive somewhere with the car, Emily kept asking “go with the Auto”, so that would resolve that. First stop the Premium Outlets at Vineland Avenue, die to a lot of traffic we arrived there around noon. It was difficult to find a parking spot but then Mama suggested to park at the Promenade section across the street, plenty of space.

The main reason for the visit was the Disney Character Outlet. The shop was extremely busy and Emily didn’t like it but the deals were great, the selection was mainly items related to specific events like Christmas 2016, the Alaska Cruise, the Disney Wonder in New York, etc. Not a lot of things we were interested in.

After this we decided to check out the promenade section, we had never been here before but they had some interesting stores. We found some cool clothes at Tommy, I know what you think but no not Tommy Hilfiger, but Tommy Bahamas.

After this we went on to the Mall at Millenia, the more luxurious mall in this area. Funny was that we parked right across from a car with a Dutch license plate (front only). First stop Apple Store, I wanted to see the iPhone X with my own eyes. Beautiful phone but I don’t think it’s worth the price.

Then we all got hungry and we stopped in the foodcourt together some fried rice, veggies and meat at the China Town counter. When that was done we went to mama‘s favourite store Lilli Pulitzer! The staff recognized Emily from the last couple visits, not sure of that’s positive as she always touches the mirrors in there!

After this shop we drove back to the TownHouse and off course the little princess fell a sleep! We decided to stop at the Super Target to get some more water and other useful things. Mama did the shopping papa stayed in the car. Just before mama came back Emily woke up…

We drove back to the Townhouse and the first thing to do was getting our bathing suits on as we wanted to check out the resort pool before it got dark (which is around 6:30pm). In the beginning Emily needed to adjust to the water temperature and the fact that water is different but afterwards she had the most fun of all! It was even difficult to get her out of the water but reading a book and colouring did the trick..

At 7:30 she asked to go to bed and so we did, 8pm sharp we closed her bedroom door. Danielle did some laundry and I’m writing this blog enjoying a cold beer and chocolate, I love vacation!

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