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31 August 2013

Day 23 (Friday 30th)

"The Final Day :-("

This morning we ate by the pool and then had 40 minutes swimming and riding the slide. We’re all going to miss this hotel so much.  A nice finishing touch was BOTH Josh and Jack opening the pool slide. Great memory, great photo.

After packing our cases and loading them into the car it was time to get to the airport and catch our flight to Philadelphia.

I’m sat on the plane from Philadelphia to Manchester right now. It’s midnight (eastern USA time) and 5am in the UK. I guess we have about 3.5 hours flying time left so it’s been the perfect opportunity to get this blog finished off.

To my right is Joanne and Jack, both fast asleep. To my left is Josh, watching the last 15 minutes of The Fantastic Four.  He’s probably going to grab some sleep too after that.

I think I’d definitely choose to fly with US Airways over Virgin again. Our bags have been checked right through to Manchester and after a 2 hour flight from Orlando to Philadelphia we only have a 6 hour 15 minutes journey to Manchester.  It’s not, of course, the flight time that’s the problem, it’s the time difference and jetlag. I can’t sleep on a flight at all and by the time we land it will be 3:30am my body clock time and it’s then time to drive from Manchester to Leeds. It’s a tough trip but it’s DEFINITELY been worth it.

Apart from a slight mishap this morning where it looks like Joanne might have broken a toe or fractured her foot (time will tell on that one) it’s been the perfect trip. We have totally been spoilt by staying at The Polynesian though, I can’t imagine ever wanting to stay at another Disney hotel on future trips.

And that pretty much wraps up this little blog. I’ll add one more post with a selection of our Photopass+ photos during the week  but all that’s left to say is….

Roll on the next one….

Over ‘n’ out….

31 August 2013

Day 23 (Friday 30th)
"The Final Day :-("

31 August 2013

Day 22 (Thursday 29th)
"Universal Studios"

31 August 2013

Day 21 (Wednesday 28th)
"Last Disney Day"

30 August 2013

Day 19 (Monday 26th)
"The final week!"

26 August 2013

Day 18 (Sunday 25th)
"Alarm Clock"

26 August 2013

Day 17 (Saturday 24th)

24 August 2013

Day 16 (Friday 23rd)
"Piracy on the high seas"

23 August 2013

Day 15 (Thursday 22nd)
"The Magic Kingdom"

22 August 2013

Day 14 (Wednesday 21st)
"Cinema and Chillin' Part 2"

22 August 2013

Day 13 (Tuesday 20th)
"Cirque Du Soleil"

21 August 2013

Day 12 (Monday 19th)
"Spidey 'n' Marshmallows"

20 August 2013

Day 11 (Sunday 18th)
"Computer Woes & Mammoth Storms"

20 August 2013

Day 10 (Saturday 17th)
"Sci-Fi Dining"

20 August 2013

Early morning bloggin'
"Chillin' @ The Poly"

16 August 2013

Day 9 (Friday 16th)
"Animal Kingdom & 'Ohana"

16 August 2013

Day 7 & 8
"Bringing it all up to date."

15 August 2013

Day 6 (Tuesday 13th)
"Waterparks and EPCOT food"

14 August 2013

Blizzard Beach
"Fun on the T-Bar Zip Line"

14 August 2013

Day 5 (Monday August 12th)
"Cinema and Chillin'

14 August 2013

Day 4 (Sunday 11th August)
"Chef Mickey's and Magic Kingdom with friends"

14 August 2013

Let's Do 3 Parks in 1 day
"Or not..."

11 August 2013

The Polynesian
"This pool is soooooooo nice."

10 August 2013

Day 2 (Magic Kingdom & Downtown Disney)
"Time to meet Mickey"

09 August 2013

Day 1 (Magic Kingdom and EPCOT)
"We're finally here!"

09 August 2013

Quick Update
"First Day"

06 August 2013

Here We Go.....
"Airport time..."

28 July 2013

9 Days
"Almost There"

19 July 2013

Sea Raycers
"Tootling about on the water"

19 July 2013

Blizzard Beach
"Water, Slides and Funnel Cake"

19 July 2013

Tonga Toast / Kona Cafe
"Tingling Tastebuds"

18 July 2013

Monorail Candies!
"Alejado de las Puertas"

18 July 2013

Our August 2013 Trip
"August 7th Onwards"

17 July 2013

Countdown Charts
"Can't beat a good countdown chart!"

09 January 2013

When plans go awry
"So the story goes that I had this massive surprise lined up for Joanne and the boys"