The Plane, the Pool, checking into the hotel and Wonder Works.
So we arrived at our gate at 635 but we all had to pee and we had not eaten anything yet. They close the gate at 645 we were cutting it close. I went to the snack bar that was right next to our gate, after I went pee, and got a few pastries for the kids. I think 3 people got check out before this woman had my order ready, 3 bottles of water and 6 pastries. She was slower than death. We were the last 6 people to board that plane and right before we did they called for the final boarding. We flew Jet Blue and it was wonderful. Plenty of room even for Matt and his long legs. We had a direct flight to Orlando and landed at 930. There is no other way to fly. It took another hour and a half to get our luggage and van. The kids all want a mini-van now. Matt said that there was no mini-van in their future.
We arrived at the hotel around 1130and our room was not ready. We had lunch at the poolside cafe and the kids swam until our room was ready. Arael's gift had not yet arrived and we waited patiently. Once it did it was kind of anticlimactic. There was too much talk and hype about it and she's 13, maybe she was expecting a car, I don't know. After they all devoured the fruit baskets we headed to Wonder Works in Orlando rush hour traffic in our mini-van. 5 miles in traffic of "are we almost there." Really.
Wonder Works is a pretty cool place I tried to get the kids to go earlier since we had paid for the day. Once we got there they had a ball. The magic comedy show was great with all you can eat pizza and salad and all you can drink soda, beer and wine. After the show we went inside the museum?, I guess you could call it that.
They all laid on a bed of nails and all the boys pitched to Derek Jeter, they walked him 4 times. Arael and Justin experienced Hurricane Katrina and they all played the life sized piano. The twins did mind ball and Justin beat him, Zach was over thinking it. They were at a stale mate for a long time almost identical brain waves then Justin let it go. Arael and Zach went and Arael beat him in about 15 seconds. She has almost flat line brain waves... must be because she is a teenager. Poor Zach did not stand a chance.
All in all we had a great day 2 and are about to start the 3rd. We may head to Harry Potter World, I am not sure I can handle the excitement. Well this is assuming I can get my teenager out of bed. Wow, a teenagee