||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 23, Golden Corral, Heading Home To Glasgow
Created: 16 Jul 19 3:51 PM
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Today we go home.
I apologise in advance for the lack of photos. It was just one of those days where I was too busy doing stuff to take photos.
I got up at 7am, sorted the washings, got the iPad out and planned the logistics of where we were going before the airport today, and made my coffee. While I was waiting for my coffee I turned on my phone and thought something ...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 22, Kayak From Kings Landing, Final Dinner At Teak
Created: 14 Jul 19 12:48 AM
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So today is our last full day. I can’t believe how fast the last two weeks have gone! I know it maybe seems from reading the report that we’ve been away for ages but it’s flown by.
Today we wanted to do the kayak down Rock River Run that we did last year. Hannah doesn’t want to do it it. She admits it was stunningly beautiful and good fun, but ...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 21, Last Shopping, Disney Springs Poutine & T-REX Dessert
Created: 13 Jul 19 3:27 AM
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New specs, new day. Thank god I had spares with me
I had a long lie to 8:30 this morning. We had originally planned to the kayak down Rock River Run today (like we did last year) but yesterday our wee weather watcher (Caitlin) reported it was 90% chance of thunderstorms. We might get the kayak done but would likely be caught in it while waiting at Wekiwa State Park for...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 20. Train To Winter Park, Boat Trip, Magic Kingdom
Created: 12 Jul 19 4:10 AM
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This morning kevin was up before me at 7am, with me following at 7:45. He only got up as he was too hot. We’ve been turning the aircon off at night as that seems to help the girls sleep with their ongoing sniffles, but it does mean it gets warm by the early hours. Once I got up and put the aircon back on he went back to bed for another hour.
But not before we saw...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 19, Blizzard Beach, Lilly‘s On The Lake (minneola)
Created: 11 Jul 19 3:09 AM
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Up at 7:30 this morning and sat by the pool. Very quiet this morning. I did spot the alligator sunning himself but too far down the lake to get a good pic.
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 18, West Orange Trail Bike Ride To Winter garden, HS
Created: 10 Jul 19 3:12 AM
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I was up at 7:15 and my usual morning routine. I got a better picture of the rabbit today, as for the first time he didn’t run away as soon as I opened the pool cage door. Still just on the iPhone though.
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 17, Typhoon Lagoon, Florida Mall, Teak
Created: 9 Jul 19 1:47 AM
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Today was a free day in the planner, but from the chat last night the idea was a water park nice and early before the storms hit, then maybe shops.
I was up early as usual (still after Kieran though. I’m starting to wonder if that boy actually sleeps!) sorting the never ending washing, rolling up the now dry ponchos, repositioning the still damp shoes.
Had a coffee...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 16, A Very Wet Animal Kingdom, Bamboo Wok
Created: 8 Jul 19 2:16 AM
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I was up just after 7 and pottered about sorting washing and tidying up before making my coffee. Kieran was up as usual.
I’m sitting out at the pool in my nightie with my coffee at 8:30 when Hannah appears, fully dressed holding a bowl of cereal. ’Should you not be getting ready?’ She asks, in a none too happy tone.
Em nope, the fastpasses are all for t...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 15, Nails, Shopping, Mini Golf, Rock N Brews
Created: 7 Jul 19 2:58 AM
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So today was a free day on the planner which meant letting everyone wake up when they felt like it and then deciding what to do.
I was up at 8am and unsurprisingly Kieran was already up and had his breakfast. Kevin was up shortly after. Kevin and I sat out by the pool watching the wildlife as usual. The rabbits were out, and a big crane flew in to visit. It was a lovely...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 14. Epcot & Olive Garden
Created: 6 Jul 19 2:42 AM
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Epcot today and we wanted to be there early to do soarin as we had used our tier 1 for test track, so the plan was to leave at 8:10.
But after our late night last night this was going to be a challenge. I had to wake kieran at 7:30 for a start. Now if you have to wake kieran up, who needs the least sleep of all of us, you know the rest are going to be shattered. Woke t...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 13. Shopping, Sweet Tomatoes, 4th July In Celebration
Created: 6 Jul 19 12:43 AM
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Today is 4th July.
I woke at 6:40. Got up and sorted the washings and tumble dryer stuff, emptied the dishwasher and cleaned the kitchen. Then took my coffee outside. Very quiet after all last nights rain. Only the wee rabbits bouncing about playing.
Went to get ready at 7:30 as we are due to leave the house at 8:15 this morning. The girls are desperate to go shopping...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 12 Magic Kingdoms 4th July Fireworks (on the 3rd) & McDonalds
Created: 4 Jul 19 4:55 AM
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Lazy morning today as we are off to Magic Kingdom to see the 4th July fireworks. Which they do a practice run of on 3rd July so you get to see them when it’s not quite as busy as 4th.
I slept til 8am and Kevin was up same time as me. We sat out at the pool with our coffees watching our very own nature programme as usual. First kevin caught a wee water snake from ...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 11, Animal Kingdom, FOP, Chinese Takeout From bamboo Wok
Created: 3 Jul 19 2:40 AM
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As I finished off my trip report last night, Kevin was playing pool with Kieran in the games room. When he finished he brought his beer out and climbed into that toasty hot spa so I joined him. Kieran came out for a swim in the pool and Caitlin (who had been for a run around High Grove) sat on the edge and dipped her feet in.
We turned off all the pool lights and watche...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 10, Campsite Checkin, Hollywood Studios, Chilli‘s Takeout
Created: 2 Jul 19 1:49 AM
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I had told everyone we wanted to be in the car at 7am and set my phone alarm for 6am, but I was awake and up at 5:45 anyway. As I was standing in the kitchen at 6am, mine went off, Hannah’s went off in her room, caitlins went off in her room. All systems go!
Kevin had made the sandwiches last night, put them in the fridge and selected which snacks he was taking. I...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 9, Shopping & Teak Neighborhood Grill
Created: 1 Jul 19 2:21 AM
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I was awake around 7am and could hear Kieran in the kitchen banging about getting his breakfast. So I got up and went through. I made a start on the trip report that I hadn’t managed to do last night. The thing I hate about doing it in the morning is the photo reporter app shows the report as soon as you do the first photo and first paragraph. But you then have t...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 8 Donut Experiment, Ellenton Outlets, NBC Grill, Citywalk
Created: 30 Jun 19 2:04 PM
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I woke at 6:20 and still felt quite tired so wasn’t sure whether to get up or not. But then again once I am awake I can rarely fall asleep again so just got up and dressed. I didn’t make a coffee incase I wanted to go back to bed when I got back.
Out the door along the deserted street and out to my wee bay spot.
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 7 AMI Sunrise, Walk, Lazy Pool Time & Thunder n Lightning
Created: 29 Jun 19 1:50 AM
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So today is our last full day on Anna Maria Island. I slept really well and woke at 6am. Lay on til 6:15 then dressed, made my coffee, and slipped out to watch the sunrise at the bay again.
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 6 AMI. Beach Walk, Captain Kathes Boat Trip
Created: 27 Jun 19 11:24 PM
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Before I had gone to bed last night I had used the Cortizone 10 cream on my bites. Well I woke this morning after a great nights sleep with no itching, the swelling all down and no pain! Yay!
In fact I had slept so well I had missed sunrise and it was 8am
And last night before we went to the beach I had used this combo
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 5 - AMI sunrise, Bean Point, Fishing At Rod N Reel, Sunset
Created: 27 Jun 19 3:05 AM
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I woke up at just before 6 and heard Caitlins alarm go off at 6. Got dressed and met Caitlin in the kitchen. Made my coffee in a palm tree plastic cup this morning (still classy).
I put on my cardi and lifted a beach towel to wrap my legs in before I sit down at the beach. Not because it’s cold - far from it. It was just a desperate attempt to cover my skin to avo...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 4- AMI, Pine Avenue, Free Trolley, Ugly Grouper
Created: 26 Jun 19 3:05 AM
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I woke at 6, lay til 6:15 then dressed. Kevin was sound so I didn’t wake him. Made my coffee in a plastic turtle cup (classy) and headed for the bay
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 3- AMI, Sunrise, Beer Can Island, Starfish Co, And An Absent S
Created: 25 Jun 19 3:02 AM
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I was asleep by 10:30 last night and woke at 6:15 - result! I had googled the time of sunrise which was 6:37 so I decided to get up and go to the bay to watch it.
Kevin stirred and decided he was coming too. He was a nightmare though - couldn’t find his flip flops, telling Kieran (who had just woke up himself) we we’re going to watch the sunset, to wake the ...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 2 - Sassy Seahorse, Anna Maria Island
Created: 24 Jun 19 2:09 AM
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I had abandoned uploading the trip report at 10pm as I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer! I was asleep in seconds and imagine my surprise when I woke at 6:20am. That’s over 8 hrs sleep on my second night! That’s a record for me! Feeling SO much better for it I rattled up the rest of the trippie. Sorry it was late for those of you who read it over bre...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Day 1 - I Hop, Anna Maria Island, Rod N Reel Pier
Created: 23 Jun 19 3:12 AM
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At 1:35am kieran leapt out of bed shouting ^GRAN! THE CASES!^. Good lord here we go again 😳 this time it was Kevin who shooshed him to lie back down while I pretended to be asleep (as if). I had dropped off fine at 9:30pm but woke at 1am and been trying to get back to sleep ever since. Kieran spent the next hour sleep talking, then sleep walking back n forth to the...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. travel Day. TC Flight, Alamo Car, Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando, Miller
Created: 22 Jun 19 2:03 AM
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I woke bolt upright at 2:40am as there was a really loud knocking noise only to find Kieran up on his knees in bed knocking the wall, sound asleep. When I told him to stop he said ^somethings jumping at my feet^. Managed to get him to stop and lie down - eventually.
Back to sleep and did manage to sleep on and off til alarms went off at 5:15. Kevin messaged the girls to ...
||Scottishnellies 5th Element 2019. Pre-travel Day, Train To Manchester, Premier Inn Heald Green
Created: 20 Jun 19 10:07 PM
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My pre-travel trip report detailing our plans for this year is in the pretrip section.
Kevin was nightshift last night, which I hate when we are going somewhere next day. Normally he goes to bed and I have to be organised enough not to need into the bedroom all morning. This time he decided rather than go to bed he would stay up and just lie...