I’ve loved following along! I’m sad that your trip report is over. Hopefully you’ll make it to Mauritius in the autumn.
How about champagne and chewy chips ahoy!?!?Nothing better to cheer you up than champagne and scones!!
OH so sad it's over... and how sad I am that I missed you by minutes!Day 15 - September 21st
Today it was time to fly home...
We woke up at 08:30 and started packing, we got back way to late last night to get backed so thought we would start early the next day.
We were hoping to pop into the pool for a swim before we left but unfortunately mass family packing meant we were a little slower than usual!
Also we needed to head to old navy as tasha had bought a dress in the wrong size and needed to get it changed!
Then it was time to head to Target and get some last minute presents and snacks for the journey home! We love going to target and always end up buying wayyyyy to much. I got as many red vines as i could carry as well as a spade load of chips ahoy chewy. (we honestly love them way too much)
We topped up the car on petrol and then headed off to the airport!
Driving to the airport like...
It was a big mood...
When we arrived we discussed with the customer service reps at Alamo about our many, many issues we had with their cars unfortunately we couldn't get a physical refund, only vouchers to use next time... ( i mean... we will probably use them again but i was still pretty annoyed...)
Then i was the most dreaded time of the holiday... Weigh in time for our cases!!
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The limit is 23KG and we both just got by...
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Although i'm a little annoyed, i could have easily fit at least one more pack of chips ahoy in there!
We breezed though security (a miracle for MCO) and headed to eat in bahama breeze, we still hadn't heard from Tashas family so assumed they were still getting the car unloaded
So we got the Key west nachos
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Someone was very suprised with the size!
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I treated myself to a cocktail It was the bahama mama which was coconut, black barcardi, castillo silver rum, banana liquor with pineapple and orange juice!
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Tasha had the bacon cheeseburger which looked rather tasty!
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then i naturally got the shrimp tacos (it shouldn't be so hard to find a place to do this back home)
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Just looking at this picture now is making my mouth water...
Although we made our usual mistake and didn't ask for the nachos to be served as an appetizer so it all came at the same time!
After our very relaxing meal, we were feeling all very chilled which very much annoyed Tashas family as they got the airport late, got held up in security several times apparently and only had time to grab a sandwich before boarding the plane!
The flight back home was the worst flight we had ever experienced however... No turbulence at all... just the spawn of satan sat directly behind Tasha on the way home (lets not forget this was a night flight) kicking her chair all the way home. Her parents did try to stop her but she just continued. We heard the parents say to each other as they were getting off the flight that they are not bringing her again.
We think next time we would definitely consider paying extra for better seating during a night flight just to get some sleep on the way home.
Landing back in manchester... At least you can always rely on the weather back home...
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We headed outside after grabbing our bags and headed to the shuttle area, it was absolutely bucketing it down. Amelia fell over in the rain and got herself soaked. We were all tired and miserable haha!
Although my mum and dad did leave us a nice little surprise to come back home to when we walked in the house
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Nothing better to cheer you up than champagne and scones!!
Off to bed we went dreaming of our magical holiday memories...
Great report!Day 14 - September 20th Continued...
Now we had to head across the hub to our fastpass at Jungle Cruise, although we had to make a quick stop first...
I grabbed myself the churro ice cream sandwich
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and Tashas mum got herself a pretty special funnel cake
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After we had our fill it was onwards to jungle cruise!
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Our skipper was called Sarah and Sarah had ALOT of sass! She kept calling tashas sparkles too on the count of her ears hehe!
Then it was time to leave!! But we couldn't leave before a quick stop off at Caseys Corner! Picked up these beauties
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The corndog nuggets are AMAZING
We headed outside and went to wait for the bus, whilst we waited i couldn't help but feel a little sad that we were leaving the magic kingdom and we didn't know when we were planning on returning (apart from the odd discussion that we should come back in 2022 for for tashas mums 60th) but who knows what will happen now i guess!
We got back to the hotel and grabbed the car and was heading off to Epcot to meet some of our fellow trip reporters!
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Then we found this cute little guy who was missing one eye and wanted some of our bread from the cheese and bacon soup from canada land!
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Unfortunately as the bus that came to collect us from Magic Kingdom to foreverrrr to pick us up we missed a lot of the gang but luckily we managed to meet @Darstarr !!
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It was great to meet you in the flesh @Darstarr ! and thank you so much for our wedding gift!!
We got this beautiful elephant ornament which also doubles as a bottle opener! I actually use it all the time as well (I also feel very cool telling people i have friends stateside now )
Now it was time to go to Disney Springs for our last meal with the family at rainforest cafe!
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how cool is that?!
to be continued...
So you guys went to the Saints/ Colts Monday night game? I’m a season ticket holder! Had I read this trip report we could have met up and I’d have bought y’all a beer, or as we call them Dome Foam. Such a cool surprise!And there you have it! Thank you all for following along. Our trip report is now complete! It's always a bitter sweet moment at the end of every trip report especially knowing that our time back in our happy place may not be for quite some time and might not be the way we remember it when we do get back.
We loved staying at POFQ. It has that Disney magic without feeling overly crowded. Adam says beignets are life. He also loves all thing New Orleans and the saints
OKW was a little slice of key west paradise. Its such a laid back resort and the bigger room sizes are lovely. the decor is perhaps getting a bit tired but it didn't bother us at all.
110% would stay at both again!
We were very lucky in that we didn't have too long to wait until we were jetting off again. This time it was a surprise trip for Adam's 30th birthday to New Orleans. Winning ultimate wife points I had been planning since before the wedding and we went there for a week just before xmas 2019. Just because I can't resist sharing with you guys here is the video of his big reveal.
As for the future? who knows?! We have a trip planned to Mauritius in the fall and who knows what travel will be like at that point, but you can bet we will be there to share it with you all
haha! I know... we suck at trip reporting!How about champagne and chewy chips ahoy!?!?
I loved it.
Jeez, I looked so young!(actually that is a stab because it took you so long to do this report)
Tasha— best! Wife! Ever! For the whole saints bday gift. Amazing!!!
Until we meet again...
I know we were so sad too! There will be plenty more times i think thoughOH so sad it's over... and how sad I am that I missed you by minutes!
I loved the last video... in just about every scene there is someone laughing!
We did indeed! It was a great game to watch! Especially when Drew Brees broke the all time TD record the dome was so loud! I heard people say how loud it got but had no idea how great the atmosphere was! It would have been great to meet a fellow trip reporter! We would have definitely loved a locals view of New Orleans, we felt like such tourists and the only British people for miles haha! Everyone didn't believe that we had come with the sole purpose of watching the saints play We will definitely be going back there though. Everyone was so friendly. One guy who we were sat with at the game just gave us his pelicans tickets and would not take a penny from us! Maybe next time we go we'll meet you and get you a dome foam!So you guys went to the Saints/ Colts Monday night game? I’m a season ticket holder! Had I read this trip report we could have met up and I’d have bought y’all a beer, or as we call them Dome Foam. Such a cool surprise!
Yes!! Keeping our claws crossed for red lobster! It is needed!!I’ve really enjoyed following along following along, thank you for sharing. I really hope we all get to go back to Disney soon, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your Autumn holiday.
Funnily, I found out a couple of days ago that we’re getting a Taco Bell in Milton Keynes. Now, if only they’d bring over Red Lobster
I was super late to this report, but I loved it! Your wedding was gorgeous! Loved everything, especially the photo shoot in the parks! Best wishes for many years of happiness!
Loved this report! Congratulations again to you both!!
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!! We've not had the luckiest year of marriage so far but definitely glad we did it last year rather than this one! Thank you all so much! WDW Magic community is the best community!So sad this is over! Thank you for sharing your wedding/honeymoon with us. Here's to SO many happy years ahead!