Friday, August 20, 2010

Greetings from Orlando, Florida...

Hi Everyone,

We arrived in Orlando at 5pm yesterday and transferred to our next hotel, the Hilton Doubletree in Walt Disney Resort. The 5 hour flight across with American Airlines was great, fast service through check-in, security, boarding, all on time and very efficient. On arrival we jumped in the Hotel Shuttle (with our 10 pieces of luggage!!) and made our way to the hotel in the Disney Resort.

When we arrived we went for a quick shuttle trip to Downtown Disney for a look around. There were a couple of the normal Orlando thunderstorms happening while we were there. Apparently they happen every day at around the same time. The weather is noticibly hotter here, today is about 40 degrees and very high humidity!

Today started with a nice buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant and a tour of the hotel and its facilities. The pool area is very nice and there is heaps for the kids to do, even an arcade games room. The room we have is a 2 room suite with a big lounge and dining area and a small kitchen area, separate bedroom and a separate bathroom. The decor here is very nice.

After lunch, we picked up our rental car from Budget Rent a Car, luckily they are on-site at our hotel. This time we have been given a Mercury Grand Marquis. It is a big V8 Yank Tank! It is a very comfortable car to travel in. All 6 of us fit in it with ease. It has a bench seat in the front, pretty cool.

That's it for now, will update the blog with some pics of yesterday's travels later on.

John, Tarin, Kalinda, Kevan, Josh & Tom.

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