Trip Recap January 2013


Hi guys! Happy Tuesday. This is kind of a weird week for me since we are in Louisiana with my family while Bobby takes care of some business in New Orleans. You would think I would get a lot of work done not being in my actual house with distractions like laundry and dishes, but I am having a really hard time focusing here. I thought a fun picture post would be a good one for today, sharing some of my favorite photos from marathon weekend that weren’t in my race recap. We were in Disney for 6 nights, so a lot of other fun things went on besides the races themselves!

We stayed the first four nights at the lovely Yacht Club. Bobby had never stayed here before so it was fun to experience something new with him. We had a great room with a king bed and a huge balcony overlooking the quiet pool.





We hung out at Hollywood Studios Friday


Then picked up Karen and Jason from the expo and went to dinner at Trails End Buffet at Fort Wilderness. It was a fantastic meal with good friends and we went back later in the week!


On Saturday after the half marathon, we got cleaned up and headed over to the Magic Kingdom for lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern (and to stay loose for the marathon the next day!)




The next day after the Full marathon we went to dinner with Jen and Jeff at ‘Ohana



We had a great time with them as usual, and we were sad they were leaving the next day.


Monday morning we checked out of the Yacht Club and into the Beach Club for two nights on the concierge level. We called it a late anniversary weekend getaway.


Our room wasn’t ready so we ate breakfast and walked over to EPCOT. I love the proximity of this resort. Bobby even found a limited time magic photo op in Canada, but the characters weren’t there yet.



We ate lunch at the quick service place in China, before meeting up with Karen and Jason so they could eat in Mexico.


We texted Crystal and found out she was nearby, so we went over to France to meet up with her and Mary. The four of us met four of us first met this same weekend back in 2009. Crystal was running the marathon and the other three of us were not even runners yet. Too funny!


As we were taking photos, a random Japanese couple ran up to us and asked to take a photo with us. Sure! They handed over their camera and we took a picture. Bobby was laughing so hard, but he still managed to snap a photo with my camera, too.


After the mini photoshoot, we got a call saying our room was ready. We were dreading unpacking the car, so we just decided to go ahead and walk back and get that taken care of.


View from our room





Appetizers in the concierge lounge




We had dinner at the hotel at Cape May Cafe, and it was nice to just walk back to our room after dinner. The next day we went to Animal Kingdom with Karen and Jason.


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We at lunch at Flame Tree BBQ (side note, we loved all the eating outside we were able to do in the gorgeous weather!)



We went back after lunch and spent some time just relaxing at the resort, and went back to Trail’s End for dinner. We were sad to leave the next day, but we had a great trip and I can’t wait to go back for Princess!


QOTD: Would you prefer vacationing where it’s cold or hot?


  1. I LOVE the yacht club! That’s my favorite resort to stay at when at Disney. I love going to warm weather places for vacation, mostly because I don’t really have any winter or cold weather hobbies and I love being outside!

  2. Ohhhh my gosh those tourists! Bahaha! That was hilarious! We were all so confused! Lots of fun times during Marathon weekend! YAY!

  3. I’m like Goldilocks: not too hot and not too cold. We spend Christmas in the Rockies now, and I have to admit I don’t enjoy it like I used to. I’m used to Texas weather now so cold weather and I don’t get along, at all.

  4. You and Bobby look so happy w/your medals! Ohana was so much fun! Love the picture of you, Karen, Crystal, and Mary! Definitely full circle :)

  5. Love that you sported your medals afterwards… it’s something I wish more people did around larger events. You earned it. Show it off! Great photos.

  6. Ooh, you guys choose some nice hotels to stay at! Those beds look really comfy. If I had to choose between vacationing in a place that’s extremely hot or cold, I’d probably choose hot, but then again, I don’t think I’ve been on vacation to someplace really cold.

  7. Love all your pics! Shocker…but I didn’t even get to go into the parks one time (except for running through them) this trip! I was planning too the day of the marathon but one of my friends got sick so we didn’t go. I love vacationing in a warm place!

  8. Looks like such a fun and awesome trip!

    I prefer to vacation where it’s warm…I just can’t seem to plan a trip that doesn’t include lounging around on the beach or by a pool!

  9. Your Disney posts always make me want to get back to Disney World so bad! The Princess Half is definitely on my bucket list!

    I’ll take a warm weather vacation over cold any day!

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