Monday, December 26, 2011

Arrived safely, found poolside bar, all is well

Monday morning finally arrived with the alarm clock angrily chirping but this time I did not want to throw it out my window. I immediately jumped up, ran over to the kid's room, and tossed the kids out of their respective beds with threats to come back with a bucket of ice water if they did not get moving. Dragonwife was more of a problem to get out of bed but I threatened to get naked, and well lets just say she was up, had her teeth brushed, and was dressed so fast I was highly disappointed.


The drive down was uneventful except for the persistent nagging by Darth Spoilboy about how we were neglectful parents by not buying him the car he so richly deserved. Of course with a captive parental audience Darth Wiggles used the opportunity to begin her assault for not just a cell phone but one of those Android smart gizmos like the one ALL her friends have.

When we got to Animal Kingdom Lodge we ran into some issues at check-in, see they overbooked and while it was a bit of a concern for a few minutes the attack lawyer personality my wife hardly ever exposes to us poor humans became unhinged sending the clerk scurrying off for his life. After that I had dreams of an unlimited bar tab along with upgrades to whatever goes as the celebrity suite in this fine establishment. We did get an upgrade to a room facing the resort savannah meaning we will have nice views of the animals in the morning.

Once in the room Darth Wiggles and I raced down to the pool where she promptly dumped me for some friends she made a few minutes after we got into the water.

No big deal, I soon wandered off to the poolside bar and made several new friends of my own. Off to Discovery Cove in the morning, hope everyone is doing well and I will toast you all tomorrow with all the free beer they serve there.    

11 comments:

lime said...

have a great time!

Windsmoke. said...

Sounds like you've settled in nicely have one on me, cheers :-).

Randal Graves said...

Free alcohol? You lucky bastard. I know it'll be tough, but drink extra for all of us.

Akelamalu said...

Enjoy!

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Hava Corona on me! Have several, as a matter of fact!

Life As I Know It Now said...

That's one perk of having a lawyer for a wife. I'm sure there are drawbacks too. Bet she can debate your pants off. Now as to whether she wants to...that is another question for another day ;~D

John McElveen said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!

Have a blast!

Save a Manatee and have a great New Year!

J

Nance said...

Sounds like hog heaven, dude. Have a marvelous time!

P.S. I've gotten so I love it when hotel staff really screw up.

Pixel Peeper said...

Enjoy your time there! And should you get sick of the pool and the view of the animals and the free beer, there's always tons of other stuff to do. Legoland is less than 40 miles away in Winter Haven, and of course you know all the tips for Tampa (Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Ybor City, the Manatee viewing area in Apollo Beach, etc.)

MLA said...

Love those poolside bars! Enjoy your stay...

Mr. Charleston said...

The race is on. I'm counting the drinks. How many did it take last night?