Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Disney Springs Day + Beauty & The Beast Movie + Tampa Trip FAIL

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I started my Spring Break this past Friday and it started with a bang. I am going to be recapping my Friday for you, and then sharing what an "interesting" weekend I had ;)
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I was so thrilled for the live action Beauty & The Beast to come out. I have re-watched the same trailers over and over again since they came out and have listened to the sound track on repeat this past week in anticipation for the movie. I was a tad worried that it wouldn't live up to my expectations, but I was wrong. It was EVERYTHING I had hoped it would be, and more. It is so beautiful. There are minor details that were changed, and aspects of the movie that people made a bigger deal out of than necessary, but overall it was true to the story and absolutely perfect casting. If you get a chance to go see it, DO! You won't be disappointed.
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My sister and I had decided we were going to go see it the day it opens, March 17th at Disney Springs. We are so blessed to live so close to Disney Springs and just hop over there for a movie. We bought our tickets in advance since these theaters are assigned seating and we had a blast! The AMC Theater at Disney Springs is so nice. I would one day love to do their dine in theater.
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After our movie, we headed to Blaze Pizza for the first time. This place has been raved about so we figured it was time we try it. For those of you who don't know, they are essentially a build your own pizza place. Kind of like a Subway, but for pizzas. My sister and I split a pizza (they are 6 thin slices for reference) and were full afterwards. They charge you one price regardless of how many toppings you choose to put on it. We had a gluten free crust and added red sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and bacon. We saw others though piling it on and spent the same amount as us so it is a cool place. I 10/10 recommend!
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After our lunch we decided to walk around and window shop for a little while and stopped in the Pandora store. Y'all may know that at the beginning of this year, I decided to start a Disney Pandora bracelet to commemorate each park day. They are a rather expensive souvenir but will last forever and are nice quality. After seeing the BATB movie, I decided to buy the Enchanted Rose charm. I am in LOVE with it! 
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We then made our way into the World of Disney store where Meredith proceeded to buy the CUTEST Chip tea cup from the BATB movie. I seriously want one, it is the stinkin' cutest thing I have ever seen.
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We were kind of in a rush to get home because I had work later that day, but we made time to stop in the Erin Mckenna Bakery to get a few treats to take home with us. For those of you who don't know, this is a bakery where everything is vegan and gluten free. It all looked so good. I was however weary to how it would taste all things considered, but it was very tasty. My sister and I each had a half of a slice of coffee cake and a cookies and cream donut and both little treats tasted magnificent. I was very impressed. (Now the prices are a little cray cray but that's what you get with gluten free!)

We then headed home after a day well spent. We plan on going again very soon when we have more time to just walk around and enjoy ourselves. Disney Springs is so huge now with SO many stores, it is impossible to cover everything in one day. We also made a mental note to one day try the bowling alley there. Have any of you gone bowling there? How is it?
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Now onto our weekend...

My family had planned to take the weekend of Spring Break to take a little road trip to Tampa to go see a Tampa Lightning hockey game and spend a day at Busch Gardens. Well, since Thursday I had a bit of a stomach ache but had been alright just feeling a little icky. I figured it was nothing. Well my family was in the car en route to Tampa when I started really not feeling well. My stomach was already not feeling too hot, and then on top of that I got really motion sick. That has never really happened to me before, but then again it has been a while since I have rode in the back seat of a car for a long(ish) time. When we were about 2 minutes from our hotel, things got ugly, to say the least. I will spare you the details but I was hanging out the door of our moving car at one point, and proceeded to strip in the Holiday Inn parking lot and prance through the lobby wearing my pajamas. It was no fun. 
My mom stayed with me in the Hotel room and watched the same re-run episode of Say Yes to The Dress with me for 5 hours while my dad and sister went to the hockey game. They had fun even though they lost and brought me back a cute t-shirt. I was bummed I couldn't go but things could always have been worse.

After we were all back in the hotel room and ready to sleep, the air conditioning broke in our room and started shooting out heat. Yeah. Here we are all downing Sprite and saltine crackers in this hotel room away from home, and all of us being super hot nature of course the heat has to kick on. It was great #NOT

I think it was at about 4 in the morning when we all decided to laugh about it after my sister recited the line from Elf :
"Hey Buddy how did you sleep?"
"Great! I got a full 45 minutes!"

That was about all the sleep we got too! We decided not to go to Busch Gardens Sunday considering we all were exhausted and I didn't necessarily feel like flipping upside down on my head riding roller coasters all day. 

So in an attempt to keep me from getting car sick again, we drove the whole two hours down the interstate with the sun roof and every window down as I clung to a box of saltines and downed my 14th bottle of Sprite. Our ears are all still ringing from that trip :D

I say all of this to say, that I am very blessed and happy to live in Orlando where there is so much to see and do because I don't plan on traveling for about 5 years ;)

Hope your weekend was a tad better. I am finally feeling better from this sickness and I hopefully have an exciting and more relaxing week ahead! Talk to you soon!


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