Oops! I didn't number my days correctly! I am on the right day now!
Day Four: July 28th My Hubby is the Sweetest!
We woke up when we woke up! Yay! So sad that little envelope was hanging on our door knob. We got our stuff together and took our suitcase to the car. We made our way to Mara and ordered exactly what we had yesterday: one Breakfast Bounty platter and African-inspired Breakfast platter. After a very tasty breakfast, we went to the gift shop to buy my AKL magnet. There weren’t any on the table with the rest of the AKL merchandise. CM said he would get me one from the back. We waited and waited and waited…I almost asked another CM…I thought maybe he forgot about my request…but right when I made my way to ask another CM for help, he came back and said they were all out and I could call the resort merchandise phone number and tell them what I wanted. He said they would send me the magnet without shipping charges. I was disappointed, but took down the number. (I called the number later in the day, and they were all out too. They are on order. The CM said to call back in about a month.)
We refilled our mugs one last time and headed to the parking lot. This is where I decided I have the sweetest hubby. This whole “kid-less” trip had been planned by me. He had gone along with me on my magnet mission, California Grill, Atlantic Dance Hall, and basically just agreeing to go with me to WDW for our couple trip. This is where he said is there anywhere else, I would like to go before we go back to SIL’s house. I said well you know we have never been to one of the Disney outlets in Orlando. With a roll of his eyes, he told me to find the address and he would put in the GPS.
We ended up going to the outlets on Vineland Dr. They were the closest to AKL. We headed straight to the Disney Character Warehouse. The outlets were super crowded. It took us forever to find a parking place. They had some great deals in the store. I found a WDW coloring book for DD2 for $0.99. I bought myself a DCL shirt for our cruise we are going on next year ($11.99). I also found a pirate shirt ($9.99) for DS that he could use on the pirate night on the ship. I bought my SIL a fanny pack that had the Disney Dream on it ($8.99). I also bought myself a postcard of Minnie and another one of Mickey to use in my classroom on a bulletin board. I wanted to buy us some really nice rain jackets that said Dream on the back, but DH talked me out of them. They didn’t have a hood and he said what was the point. They were only $9.99. I finally pulled myself out of the store. DH was starting to feel ill. We left and headed back to my SIL’s house. We made it there with no problem. I am not sure how excited the kids were to see us. They had been bowling, staying up late, buying toys, making crafts, playing video games all day, and eating anything they wanted! My SIL does a great job of spoiling them.
That night my other SIL and BIL came up and we had a great visit. We grilled out chilled by the pool.
Thoughts about today: I really liked staying at the AKL! On our next week-long WDW trip, I think if we stayed there, I really would be able to take that mid-day break that everyone recommends. I like that there is a CS restaurant at the resort. The only other deluxe we have stayed at is the Beach Club and it just doesn’t have the convenience of a CS right there. I liked the Character Warehouse. There are some definite deals. I missed the kids, but enjoyed being with just the hubby! I am disappointed we never made it to the hot tub!