Guess I left you hanging at the ANC airport. Time to montage our way through to get us caught up to the present. As you can see, the flights were easy as we traveled south. We arrived in Orlando at about 1 am and finally made it to the hotel by around 3 am. Ready for a quick night of sleep, we were all excited to get to the rig and setup.
Thankfully other than a few low tires and some ants, the rig and truck were ready to roll. The kids and I got a head start so we could check out our site. It couldn’t have been more perfect, right by the pool, a few shady trees, and super wide. We waited for Dad, and he backed us in like it was nothing. Within a few hours, we were all set up and ready to start our Florida adventure!
It was a welcome relief after our very intense summer to just sit and wind down until the tree farm. We spent the weeks ahead doing all the things we dreamed about in Alaska. Nails, hair, pool time, hot tub time, tanning, yummy food. It was absolutely perfect. The kiddos got Universal passes, and we spent a few nights at the resort, and then Dad and I got passes too. Universal time during a pandemic is pretty awesome!
And our room at the resort was pretty amazing too! Plus, everything felt so safe and easy. They definitely have it all figured out. And it’s pretty nice to have the rides to yourself! Of course, that meant no Disney, but I just couldn’t do it this year. I think we are finally over our love affair with the parks. At least for now. It was a good run. Liv’s reminded me that we’ve been pass holders to one or both coasts for 14 years!! That’s a long run of Disney! But, because Universal is so stinking cheap, you get to stay on property. It does have its perks!
And as we prepared for the tree farm, we celebrated Liv’s 16th birthday! I can’t even believe it. And how did my little girl spend her bday? By putting a hole in her nose!!! Ahhhh. But I suppose if that’s the worst thing she’s doing at 16, we’re doing pretty good!
We had an amazing 5 weeks in Orlando. Then it was time for the Cunnigham’s to roll south and sling some trees!!!!