Can we swim?
Being the last to arrive is a bit of a downer. Chantal and I got the only room with a double bed that does not boast a private bathroom. Not to mention that you have to leave the room to change your mind. So much for being the first born. It didn't take long for the claustrophobia to hit me, so I moved out and joined Rory in his palatial room. It's huge, but I have to sleep in a single bed with my legs hanging off the end. The house itself is great. It has room for 16 to sleep in actual beds. There are at least five bathrooms and it is a 10-minute drive to Disney.
All of the kids hit the pool right after breakfast. They were still going strong at lunch time, although they looked a little purple. We pulled them out for a mild rain storm, but they hopped back in as soon as it passed. Who knew the Mathesons were fish-like?
In the afternoon, Geoff and I took the kids to Downtown Disney while the ladies went shopping on our first combined day in Orlando. Downtown Disney, is basically an outdoor mall with some entertainment venues. We went through the stores with the kids to keep them busy for the day. Overall, Geoff and I succeeded in keeping them happy. We had a surprisingly good and affordable lunch at the Earl of Sandwich. We helped the kids design their own Disney T-shirts to wear to the parks. We plan to hit the first one tomorrow, the Animal Kingdom. Stay tuned!