My first ever solo trip began early on Thursday April 29th. One year ago today.
We arrived at the airport which is closest to us, but which also never seems to have convenient flight times, at 5:00am. What was super awesome about getting up and heading over so early is that 4/29/11 just also happened to be the date of the royal wedding so after we checked our bags and sat and watched Prince William wed the gorgeous Kate. :)
We had a shuttle service with the conference (it may be a good time to mention that I was not technically solo as I was chaperoning a student) which was no where near DME quality but alas we made it to our hotel on International Blvd in no time. We stayed at the Rosen Plaza Hotel which was adjacent to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center where the DECA conference we were attending would be held.
After checking in and dropping off our bags we hopped at cab right over to Epcot and were in the park around 10:00am. This was my first time at Flower and Garden Festival and even though I have featured lots of my pics from last year already here is a little more eye candy:
We hit up a snack cart for ice cream and pretzels and rode all of my Future World favorites (Test Track, Soarin, Imagination, and we even did a walk through of Innoventions) before heading into World Showcase. We did some more siteseeing of the topiaries here and rode Maelstrom and Gran Fiesta Tour. We also stopped for some shopping at Mouse Gears and in some of the pavilions.
I really had a fantastic view of Pointe Orlando from my room. This trip really gave me a new love for the Orlando area.