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Day 2: Barcelona!

The night was, how do I say this? Interesting. We started of with Emily in the sleeper-sofa and us in the “big” bed. Emily was sound a sleep around 9pm but we were not…

This continued for the next hours and somewhere around 2am I decided to move to the “tiny” bed and sleep besides the princess. Within moments we fell a sleep for a little bit but it was just to warm in the room and I ended up with some feet in my side, face, stomach, …

At 5:45am Danielle and I were both awake, after we showered we woke up Emily. This went better as we expected. 6:40 we arrived at breakfast which was ok. At 7:00 sharp we started the car and drove to the airport.

We expected some lines but there was no wait at all and at 7:25am we arrived at our gate.

Later we learned that the flight would be delayed by an hour due to the bad weather in Barcelona. We bought some food for in the plane as we still boarded on time but would be waiting on the tarmac for almost an hour before we took off.

At 13:00 we stepped of the plane, Emily did really well on the plane. Most likely because we brought a movie filled iPad. 😉 Out of the gate we walked and Emily raced through the airport towards bag claim. This took a while but Emily found a friend at the cruise line transportation desk, Victor, who was in love with her suitcase.

After about 30 minutes we got our suitcases and left towards the taxi’s, at 14:30 we arrived at our hotel. Someone was bit tired and fell a sleep during the ride.

Check-inn went quick and with the digital key on our phone we were in the room quickly. This room is very spacious and if it wasn’t for the bad weather we would really have a tremendous view over the city and sea.

After a nap, we left to the mall across our hotel for Tapas! Good choice, not far from the hotel, affordable and we shared Sangria! Before people understand it wrong, Emily went for peach juice.

After dinner we walked through the mall, grabbed a coffee to go at the Starbucks and went back to our hotel through the pouring rain.

Since we are all tired its going to be an early night today.

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Day 18: Bon Voyage…

No we are not yet leaving, but that’s the name and theme of the character breakfast we have today. 

After a late night yesterday we slept until 8:00am due to our alarm clock, Emily slept till 8:40am and at 9:05am we rolled of the driveway towards the EPCOT parking lot.

We parked at EPCOT instead of at Boardwalk where Trattoria al Forno, the restaurant, is located. Just because we wanted to walk through EPCOT and enjoyed a quite morning. EPCOT has 2 entrances, and the restaurant is located not far from the entrance at the International Gateway. Just before 10:00am we arrived at the restaurant and we got seated a couple minutes later. 

Every character was announced while entering the restaurant and we were the first table to be visited by each of them. First one to stop by was Flynn Rider from Tangled. She saw him writing in her autograph book and that was the only thing she wanted to have from that point in time, Right after him came his girl Princess Rapunzel who distracted her with her long blonde hair and was able to write in her book too.

Next up we’re Prince Eric and Princess Ariel. Emily recognized Ariel pointed at their the moment she saw her but she was a bit starstruck again until Ariel left that’s where she almost jumped out of mama her arms and gave Ariel a big lengthy hug.

The food during the breakfast was amazing, the pastries were delicious, Danielle ordered “Swimmers di ‘light’” (Smoked Salmon Egg White Omelet with Spinach, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Roasted potatoes), Emily got “Flounders Flapjacks” (pancakes with a sausage and fresh fruit) and I ordered “Golden Frittata” (Prosciutto di Parma, Piquillo Peppers, Green Onion, Pecorino Romano and Roasted Potatoes). Mine was served in a frying pan.

After breakfast we strolled a bit through the Boardwalk area and went back to EPCOT. Between the U.K. Pavilion and the Canada Pavilion there were a couple characters taking pictures, we were just in time for a photo with Mr. Smee. 

With the last page of Emily her 2 autograph books filled we decided to stop at the Starbucks and leave the park. While waiting for our drinks it started to rain and Emily and I left towards the car, but before we got there it stopped raining already. And that was good because mama had the car key with her…

Next stop was the villa for a afternoon nap for Emily. At the same time we (mainly Danielle) started packing the suitcases for our voyage home tomorrow. 🙁 Emily slept almost 4 full hours, she must have been exhausted. 

She got her dinner and after she was finished we went for one more visit to Disney Springs. Danielle got to pick out new Disney themed bracelets from Alex and Ani and we had dinner at the D-Luxe Burger place. And it was delicious, Emily got some fries and she loved them. 

After dinner we went back to the villa for our last night in the villa, the last packing and the last blog from Florida during this trip. Can’t wait to go back….

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