Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Best Christmas Vacation Ever

We left for Florida on a Friday after school.  It is approximately a 9 hour drive.  We have had this vacation planned since July so we were all extremely excited.  Even though we had just visited Disney World in October, we have not been to Universal in 3 years.  We went when they first opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We stayed on Universal property at the Loews Royal Pacific.  It is a beautiful hotel that takes you to Hawaii.  This is one of my favorite Florida hotels out of all the Disney and Universal properties.  When you arrive this is what you see.  The bridge to the entry goes across a waterfall.  Serene and beautiful!

The hubby was exhausted after the drive but we checked in and got ready for our 2 day adventure of jam packed fun.

  The next morning, we took advantage of the Rickshaw service over to the parks from our hotel.  The guy was so nice and we had a great chat on our ride.

The first day was spent at Islands of Adventure and the second at Universal.  I have some pictures to share of each day with you.

Some of the most beautiful Christmas ornaments are in this store.  It is a must see.

The end of day 1.  Back at the hotel.

Universal, Day 2....

Jake went "Back to the Future" with Dr. Brown!

I caught a moment of brotherly love.

The picture above is right before we left the hotel.  This was the best Christmas vacation we have taken in a long time.  We had a ton of fun, wonderful weather and will be back again one day in the near future.

Till next time, Merry Christmas!
MS Southern Mom