Monday, February 16, 2009

Florida, Part one!

Dec. 31st - Jan. 3rd, 2009
This year on New Years Eve, we decided to party by packing up our suitcases, and flying to Florida! Well, we mighta made the decision a bit earlier than that, but we did do quite a bit of last-minute packing for our trip on New Years eve... : (

So we headed out to San Jose airport at 0-dark-thirty, and flew to Ft. Lauderdale, met up with Shelly's sister and family, rented a minivan and drove for a few more hours to Orlando (don't ask why we didn't just fly straight to Orlando, it's a long story!) But the place we stayed at was great, and we had a nice cozy bed to crash in for our week in Florida.
The T-Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney

Boyd loved the lights, and the food wasn't too bad either!

Our next day was mostly spent stocking the home, napping, swimming in the house pool (a first for our little guy!), and a very cool dinner at the Disneyworld version of Downtown Disney. We ate at the TRex Restaurant, and Boyd was absolutely loving all the animated dinos and lights!Boyd hanging out with family in the house pool

He wasn't quite sure he liked it yet... : /

Saturday was an amazing day, we went to Discovery Cove, a nature water park and animal reserve. There were huge salt-water pools that had amazing reefs that you could snorkel around and through, whilst surrounded by ginormous sting rays... : ) Shelly's favorite thing was the river that wound through the entire park, where you could just lay back on floats and watch the beautiful tropical landscape pass by, and spot all the amazing birds that were all around the park. Very fun day, and we highly recommend anyone visiting Orlando to check it out!
Our group at Discovery Cove

Boyd bonding with Aunt Shawnda

Boyd cuddling with Mommy, and loving it!

Los Velez y el delfĂ­n

This place was crazy full of birds, I took almost 200 pictures there! This one was in the aviary where all kinds of birds would swoop down to you and feed.