Our Honeymoon in Florida

18 Sep

Today’s another Blog-tember challenge day!!!

Tell a tale of traveling, a city or country you’ve been to or a favorite vacation.

I had originally planned to tell of my trip to Spain, but apparently those photos are only on my parents computer! so, I decided to share our honeymoon! It was so much fun, even though we had to get up super duper early the day after our wedding to catch a ride up to Portland to catch our flight to Florida! And yes, we went to DisneyWorld. I think we were the only couple who didn’t gain weight on our honeymoon! With all our allergies and doing the crazy amount of walking we did, I think we actually lost weight!

Our hotel was super super nice, but we had to catch a public bus to get to downtown Disney in order to get a Disney bus to go to Epcot, Animal Kingdom or  Magic Kingdom. In other words, it was a little interesting making sure our timing was right for the bus schedules!  I was glad I had packed my ever-trusty Chaco sandals for all the walking we did, but on almost the last day, the heat and swelling of my feet caused some serious blisters!

So we started out at Downtown Disney. So fun there – they had a serious Lego store which I could have splurged at like crazy if I was a millionare, which I’m not. So I didn’t.  I loved the Christmas store (poor OH) , Mickey store and there was a sandwich shop that was primarily where we ate out. (Disney + food allergies = difficult) Plus they had a Pooh and Tigger statues you could catch a photo with!

Then we went on to Epcot – which I absolutely loved. That you can walk through different ‘countries’ was so cool – it would have been so fun to be able to grab food from some of them too. ha. Then, there was a miniature train village set up and I have since decided I want one like it! It was on a little hill side and had everything. SO COOL. I love trains. (yes,  i realize i sounded a bit like a six year old boy when i said that.)

The next day we went to Animal Kingdom. We didn’t enjoy it as much, honestly. It seemed to be geared more for kids.The walk through the ‘jungle’ seeing the animals was cool. And we rode a ‘train’ around the whole place but ended up wishing that we had skipped it and gone straight to the Magic Kingdom.

Sadly, due to the traveling and so much physical activity, I got a migraine the next day so we stayed at the hotel and I slept most of the day away. The OH was sweet and searched out some food and a deck of cards for us later in the day. Thankfully, I felt better the next day so we were able to go to the Magic Kingdom. Sigh of happiness right there.

The rides at all the places were fun, we didn’t get pictures with any characters because the lines were crazy long and I just don’t have that patience, we ran two blocks through a downpour to get to our hotel, we ran a LOT to catch the correct bus, we got blisters on our feet and got ripped off by a ‘christian’ taxi driver and  on the way back my OH had to sit next to a guy that doesn’t believe in deodorant or bathing… but it was a wonderful time. We were ready to be home by the last day. We missed having more options/less expensive food.

We are discussing going to DisneyLand for our 2nd anniversary, which he’s never been to and I went there  for my 15th birthday. Is it kind of obvious that i’m a Disney  nerd??

first row is at Downtown Disney

next bunch odd are Epcot

yes, that is an M&M vending machine… how COOL is that??

next bunch is Animal Kingdom – how often do you get to see a hippo swim right in front of you?

the rest are Magic Kingdom.  – bottom right is Rapunzel’s castle (!) and the last is of a piano man that played incredible!

Have you been to DisneyWorld or Land? What was your favorite part?

40 Responses to “Our Honeymoon in Florida”

  1. Daisy @ Simplicity Relished September 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    What a fun trip! I’ve never been to epcot before and now I think I have to!

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    • booksnbakery September 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

      It was so very cool- the architecture fit each country, the restaurants, sigh. plus you could ride a ferry =)

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  2. Plaidfuzz September 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    I love all of your pictures, but especially the dwarves and Monsters Inc!

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    • booksnbakery September 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      i loved the character shrubs! I took way too many pictures of them!

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  3. Lindsay September 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Fun!! Looks like such a great honeymoon 🙂 I’ve been to both and I must say that I love Disneyworld a lot better!

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    • booksnbakery September 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

      i am looking forward to it – especially the fact that it is a whole lot smaller heh =)

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  4. allie September 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    This seems like such a fun honeymoon!!!

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  5. Erica September 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    Oh my gosh, looks like you had so much fun! 🙂 My honeymoon was hands down the best vacation I’ve ever been on!

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    • booksnbakery September 21, 2014 at 11:14 am #

      i love to hear that! it’s so sad when honeymoons are horrible!

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  6. Angelic Sinova September 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    I LOVE Disney! I’ve only been to Disneyland once but I’ve been to Disney World ever year since I was like 5 (I’m actually spending Christmas day 2014 there!) What an amazing trip ❤

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    • booksnbakery September 21, 2014 at 11:15 am #

      oh wow – how lucky are you? every year and Christmas day this year? i hope you share photos!

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  7. Chelsea September 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    This would be so much fun to do with my bf! I so want to eventually!

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    • booksnbakery September 21, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      you should! make sure your hotel is part of a resort that offers Disney bussing – that would have saved us so much time!

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  8. Fiona September 20, 2014 at 2:42 am #

    Ah!!! What a fantastic looking honeymoon! We want to go to DisneyLand Florida with our little boy when he’s three or four, can’t wait!

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    • booksnbakery September 21, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      thanks! i never dreamed that’s where i’d go for my honeymoon but it was so fun!

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  9. Marissa Bartlett September 20, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    One of my good friends and her husband just left for their honeymoon at Disney World! 🙂 You definitely do A LOT of walking there! So fun to see your pictures and hear about your honeymoon experience!

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    • booksnbakery September 21, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      oh how fun to hear that! thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  10. Kristine Foley (@thefoleyfam) September 20, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Looks and sounds like a blast! Florida is one of our fav vacay spots and we are long over due for their beaches!

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    • booksnbakery September 21, 2014 at 11:23 am #

      it’s the only time we’ve been to Florida, we really wanted to get to a beach while we were there (our beaches here in Oregon are cold) but didn’t have the time.

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  11. Jessa @ Sparkle September 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    I love that you had your honeymoon at Disney! What fun!

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    • booksnbakery September 22, 2014 at 11:51 am #

      i know – i always thought it would be Ireland or some such exotic destination! =)

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  12. French Robin Designs (@FrenchRobinDesi) September 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    Sounds so fun! I’ve never been to Florida or Epcot. Looks like it is amazing.

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    • booksnbakery September 22, 2014 at 11:52 am #

      it was so much fun – except the humidity, that was not so fun

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  13. Carly Anderson (@lipglosscrayons) September 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    It looks like you had a great honeymoon! Thanks for sharing the photos and your story!

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  14. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 21, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    I love Florida, looks like had so much fun!v

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  15. redheadloves September 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    That looks like so much fun! I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves!

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    • booksnbakery September 22, 2014 at 11:53 am #

      we did! we still talk about it =) Thanks for coming by

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  16. theaccidentalmama September 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    I had my honeymoon at Disney too! Great mind…. Great, dorky minds…
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://theaccidentalmama.com

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    • booksnbakery September 22, 2014 at 11:54 am #

      hehe! I know! what’s so funny is that he’s not a huge Disney fan like I am and he came up with the idea =) Would love to hear about your honeymoon

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  17. Raewyn September 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Ahh what a fun honeymoon!! I would love to go to Disneyworld! My husband and I live near Disneyland but we still haven’t gone together! I can’t wait to get our passes.

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    • booksnbakery September 22, 2014 at 11:54 am #

      oh no way!!! You must go!!! Plan at least 2 days for Magic Kingdom – wish we would have!

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  18. Rebekah September 22, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    I’m hoping to go with the family to Disneyland next year – neither of us have ever been and we’d love to take the kids

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  19. teamwiking September 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    This looks like so much fun! We didn’t quite make it over to Disney when we went to Florida, it was wayyyy too hot then.

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  20. Katie Matthews (@XKatieMatthewsX) September 23, 2014 at 5:45 am #

    I really, really want to go to DisneyLand one day. Can’t wait till I one day have kids and an excuse to go 😉

    Katie ❤

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    • booksnbakery September 23, 2014 at 9:02 am #

      eh, why wait?! Go now! =) It’s still super fun!

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  21. laurelwads September 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    I am such a Disney nerd too, along with my husband. We went to Disneyland for our 2nd Anniversary. We are planning on going to Disneyworld for our 5 year anniversary in one year. We are so excited 🙂 Looks like so much fun. Do you have any other tips about Disneyworld?

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  22. Lix H. September 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    Looks like a fun trip! Florida’s not high on my list of places I want to go to, but I’d like to visit someday. 🙂

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