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!
Today we planned to take it easy. We woke up Danielle did some laundry and Emily took her morning nap in her crib. I took some pictures of the villa because we had a perfect blue sky. Unfortunately the temperature wasn’t perfect at 10:00am it was only 9 degrees Celcius.
After Emily woke up we set the destination in our GPS to the International Premium Outlets because there are some interesting stores Tommy Hilfiger & Janie & Jack. Finally we got some heavy traffic, my hands were all shaky because I wasn’t in a single traffic jam for a whole week. I think you get addicted to them…
Our little shopping queen (or should I say Fashionista?) was tired as soon as we picked her some fancy new clothes…
For us it was time for a quick lunch in the food court before we went back home. On our way home we stopped at the nearby Target to get some food for the evening because we invited Jens (a colleague from Germany now based in Atlanta), Aušra and Julius for a barbecue.
Today our addictions got treated well, while putting Emily in bed one noise we hadn’t heard for almost a week was outside of the house: fire-truck with sirens! That’s enough for this trip please keep the traffic calm and the noise down!
Our friends arrived at 9:00pm and unfortunately it was a bit to fresh to enjoy the pool and we even decided to enjoy the food inside the house while with it only being 12 degrees outside it was simply to cold. We decided to call it a night just minutes ago while both Julius and Emily won’t understand the concept of sleeping a bit longer ad usually…
Lucky for us tomorrow will be a bit warmer as today as Jens, Aušra, Julius are joining us for a day of Magic in the Magic Kingdom!