Wednesday October 5, 2011
Awoke to rain for our last day, boo!
We decided to have breakfast in Story Tellers cafe, and there were lots of Disney Characters cruising around.
Sue wanted us out of the unit to pack up, so we 3 headed out for some rides after I made a poncho purchase. The Toy Story ride was great, and we found the because of the rain, every outside ride was closed. In fact due to the rain, no one was about the park, and it wasn’t the most pleasant experience for adults, but the kids didn’t seem to mind. We headed for an indoor attraction, the Bugs life show, which was really well done, in 4D no less!
I peel off from the kids for a little bit, to finish up clearing out the unit. The rain comes down harder and we decided to checkout downtown disney and the monorail. The kids wanted to brave the rain further, so Sue and I we hung out in our hotel reception for bit whilst they got in their last rides.
Packed and ready to go
The lobby was spectacular at the Grand Californian
Tegan’s final pins after swapping the 4 originals we got at checkin
Got our car, bags in and reshuffled, and off to LAX. We were lucky enough to make use of the Qantas lounge (well American Airlines lounge) and it was great for a drink, feed and shower! We knew we were in LA when a lady was talking loudly about a new show that she wanted to cast Eric Estrada in the role!
Kids relaxing their way (travel journal and iPhone)
and my relaxants
Our ride home
We relaxed until the plane was called, and it was chock o block full. Wheels up and thanks USA for a great 3 weeks.
I caught the Hangover 2 and Bridesmaids (had a theme going there) and enjoyed the non think viewing.
We lost Thursday as we crossed the International date line, and we arrived around 6:00 back into Brisbane. We were all a little groggy, but glad to be home. We all managed to get “some” sleep so we looked vaguely like our passport photos, but with poofy hair. We had put all of the “potentially” suspect items in one(ish) bag to declare to customs. All made the cut, except for our luau beads 😦
Ryan and I headed off to pick up Charlie the wonderdog from the kennels, and our family was back to norm in our house from travels, even though we had suitcases everywhere to remind us of our travels.
I will write a reflection of our trip in a couple of weeks, but it was such a great experience, and I think we will be booking another Waikiki holiday, sooner than later.