Florida W1D7

Today me dad and aaron went to kennedy space center which was definitely my favourite place so far. We watched a small movie in the imax theater before going to a different theater. Heres the good part. As we were watching the movie a small part of the screen became transparent showing the atlantis shuttle. I thought it was just part of the film. Then suddenly the screen lifted up and there the actual shuttle was. It wasnt supposed to be unveiled til the 29th. Very unexpected. Then we did a couple more things and went home. We got tgi fridays for dinner.

IMG_0260 059 076 058

Advertisements

Florida W1D6

Today we found out that our rented car was broken ( mam or dad probably has story on facebook). When we got out of the airport we went to the florida outlet mall. We thought it was going to be very cheap but it really wasnt. We got lunch in the food court there. Later that day anne and eric came. Eric made burritos for dinner. Florida 2013 067

I had no pictures for today so heres a squirell

Florida W1D5

Today we went to a different park in disney called epcot. It was good, definitely not as good as the other parks. We did test track, a space sim and a nemo ride. We got sandwiches for lunch. We still had a bit of time so we went to magic kingdom to do big thunder mountain which was closed the day we were there. We got a different chinese buffet for dinner and guess what? Free refills.

Florida 2013 208 Florida 2013 218 Florida 2013 197 Florida 2013 206

Florida W1D4

Today we decided to go to universal. We got up early then drove straight to universal after a big breakfast.Me dad and aaron went to straight to the hulk coaster. It was mad. Search it in youtube. Anyway we also managed to do the spiderman ride (3d). And thats when the rain came. It started off slow then it suddenly picked up. We waited about 20 minutes and it still didnt clear so we put on our ponchos and walked in the rain. As so soon as we got to the car park it cleared again. For dinner we searched for a chinese restraunt first which never showed up,then we found a dodgy looking chinese buffet and we finally settled on an irish tesraunt called branigans. It was nice but the wait for food was kinda long.

Florida 2013 169 Florida 2013 168

Florida W1D3

W1D3
Today we decided to go to Disneyland, or more specifically magic kingdom. We got up nice and early and headed for Disney. We got a monorail to the ticket booths and headed in. The Main Street was very well designed, like a 1920s town. At the end was Cinderellas castle and entrances to adventure land and tomorrow land. We started in adventure land doing a few minor rides before heading in to frontier land where we did splash mountain. Whilst we did this mam and lauryn went to fantasy land. We then came back out and went to tomorrow land (my favourite). We did buzz lightyear ride and space mountain. We then got a ferry back to the car park. The only thing I think we did wrong was storing all our water bottles in the freezer. At the start of the bottle you got a small drink but after that you had to wait for it to melt. So that was all for Disney. We got dominoes for dinner, and lunch was in an overpriced restraunt in Disney.

 

Florida 2013 090 Florida 2013 038

Florida W1D2

We didnt plan on doing much today but we still kinda did. It started off with a quick dip in the morning before we set off to some place to get these kids eat free coupons. No one had absolutely no clue where we were going because last night we were driving in the dark. But of course dad thinks  he knows everything (must run in the family nate) and starts driving in a random direction. Fast forward 3 hours and we decide to use the ipad which got there and back in the end. So after this whole ordeal we bought a satnav. Along the way we got burger king for lunch. Later we went to ponderosa steak house which was lovely. The one thing ive noticed about restaraunts in america is free refills. If i come across a restraunt here that doesnt have free refills i will be shocked

Florida 2013 017

 

The pool

Florida W1D1

(Over the next 17 or so days i will be doing one of these every day. I have a bit of catching up to do as as im typing this its day 7.Enjoy!)

And so it has begun. After a long 9 hour flight we are here in Florida.It all began this morning at 3.30am when mam and dad woke us all up. We then got into the car and drove to dublin airport. We got some break fast up there. Then we got on a short flight to Gatwick. From there, the 9 hour flight started. We were flying with British Airways and the service was quite good. The food even had taste! When we landed in Orlando, we drove for a while to pick up the keys of the house. It was raining when we landed but it was still warmer than an average nice day in Ireland. We got a few things in Walmart (HUGE place!) and then went a home. At this stage (about 11pm) we got dinner in McDonalds. Then we went home and went to sleep.

Image

 

This was on the way to gatwick from dublin in case you were wondering

Kerry 2012

We have just gotten back from a very enjoyable week in Kerry.We all had great time and hopefully we might return later in the year. After the long drive up we collected the key to the house we were staying in.The house was perfect and the view was even better.Later we went to Carens house. The next day we went to mass in Lispole ad had lunch in Carens.After that we walked around Dingle and shopped.Later we went down the fields in Paul and Bridgets farm and went to Tommy and Margarets house.In the evening we had a barbecue in Carens. The next day Michael went back to Cork.After breakfast,Leigh,Gary and the kids went to the Oceanworld Aquarium,whilst we went to Play at Height.My favourite thing we did in Kerry,Play at Height has loads of different climbing walls ranging from the simplest flat wall to a wall simulating a cliff face.They also have an outdoor High Ropes course which we didn’t get round to until later in the week.We spent 1 hour and a half there and after a quick bit of a lunch         we went to the beach for a swim. On Tuesday we went the Aquadome in Tralee(no pictures fro this one obviously).We also went shopping in Tralee and went for dinner in Paul and Bridgets later. The next day we did the Slea Head Drive and had a pint in the iconic Paidi ‘O Sheas pub.Today was also Aarons 16th birthday, so we had a pint and ordered Chinese later in the day. On Thursday we drove to Killarney.The first thing we did was visit Mucros House,a very nice place but very overpriced.Second of all we went to the Torc waterfall.Now,the plan was after this we would go see the gap of Dunloe,but thanks to Dad’s super navigation skills we ended driving the Ring of Kerry.Long story.I would have enjoyed it more had I not been feeling ill and Lauryn and Nathan weren’t peeing and puking in the bushes.After a VERY long drive we had a much needed Burger King and went shopping.

For our last full day in Kerry,me and Aaron got round to doing the outdoor High Ropes course at Play at Height.Later on we went to one of Grandad’s favourite place’s in Kerry,Minard Castle.Whilst we were there we had a shot of whiskey in his honour.Well,everyone except me,Nathan and Leigh and Gary’s kids.You may be wondering why Lauryn had some whiskey and not me.The reason why is because me and whiskey don’t go well together.A couple nights ago we had some whiskey for Grandad’s anniversary.Let’s just say there was a lot of gagging,coughing and spitting out that night.Afterwards we met Caren,Paul and their kids for a drink.That night all of the Kerry Galvins came out to our house.

 

The next day we headed home and met Michael for lunch in Cork.

Well,that’s all that happened in the very enjoyable past week.Hopefully next year we can come here again.I have to go now and get ready for school tomorrow

Bye!