Holy Long Week, Batman

Okay, it’s been a week, so I can’t possibly do my normal format, or it would be pretty impossible to read!

It’s been a busy week.  My eldest is having a good time at her pre-college program, but she’s a bit homesick.  She doesn’t admit it directly, but wants to text, talk, and Skype often, and she seems to really miss us.  I know she misses my food.

I spent several days working late in preparation for vacation!  Except Thursday. On Thursday it was a girls night celebration for LC’s new job!

Sunday we took M to camp.  He was SO excited, though when we said goodbyes, I wasn’t the only one a little teary.

my son, growing up too fast….
M meeting his cabin counselor

From there, D, R and I headed for the long drive to Orlando.  We stopped for the night at a really nasty hotel in Lumberton, NC.  It’s not that we weren’t on the lookout for somewhere fairly decent…and even though it was rated as 3 stars, it should have been zero!!!  I realize I have become a hotel snob over the years.

stopping at a rest stop for a little yoga and geocaching. R and I stretching with a little down dog…
third row, all to herself
D put R to work cleaning the windows when we stopped for gas

Even though our mini-van has 3 movie screens, R opted to listen to The Hunger Games with us instead.  We’re all really loving it.

my dinner from Ruby Tuesday’s (somewhere in NC). Balsamic tomato slices, roasted spag squash, and grilled asparagus!
sleepy baby…

We checked into our villa yesterday….to find another family staying in it!  Not sure what the mix up was, but we got assigned a new one, got some room service credits for the troubles, and settled in.  We hit up Downtown Disney for some dinner and walking around, and headed back to sleep around midnight (I know…out late, but after being cooped up in a car for so long, we were all a bit stir crazy!).

R and I at Downtown Disney
R and D at Downtown Disney

Breakfast was a vega berry smoothie!  So very tasty.  Lunch was actually a Vega chocolate bar at Universal Studios (didn’t want to risk not having anything viable to eat), and dinner was a vegan pasta primavera and soup.

my travel food! Raw vegan goodies.

We spent today at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.  It was an absolute blast.  Harry Potter World was truly magical, though much more crowded than the other areas of the park.

R taking us through a survivor-esque challenge at the Jurassic Park area of Universal Studios
and R leading the way!

In an effort to not bore the crap out of you and/or write a crazy long post…everything has been great this past week, we’re intensely enjoying being on vacation, but I’m also ready to see my older two kids….

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

4 thoughts on “Holy Long Week, Batman

    1. They do! They have a veggie trio + salad bar meal option. They’ve got a good selection of healthy veggie sides. I was shocked.

      And thanks :). We’re having a really good time!

  1. That was going to be my question. I want to go find a Ruby Tuesday now! It looks good!!! I am going to remember that for our upcoming vacation. I’ve loved looking at the pictures on FB. It looks fun!!!

    I REALLY want to go to Harry Potter World.

    1. We have Ruby Tuesday’s at home, but never think to go. We were pretty impressed with the menu, actually.

      You must be friends with D on FB! He’s so cute 🙂

      Harry Potter World was very cool. Totally crowded (we should have gone earlier in the day), but totally awesome.

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