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Old 03-30-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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Live from HHI - Spring Break

Well, we arrived yesterday so I'm a bit behind but I'll catch up! Here’s a little background:

DH, Me, DD13, DS9, DD8

We made our ressies at exactly 7mos for a Mon-Fri stay in a 2br and it is our second trip to HHI.

Sunday 3/28 – Monday 3/29
We were finally packed and ready to get on the road by 4p, only an hour behind schedule so not too bad! The drive was fairly uneventful although a lot of annoying misty rain from Indy to Chattanooga. DH and I alternated driving but he did the biggest bulk of the drive. We arrived at the resort by 10a making it a 17hr drive straight through.

*Note for next time: don’t drive straight through the night. Kids were well rested from sleeping most of the way but DH and I were wiped!!

Our villa was ready when we checked in thankfully. We’re in bldg. 14, not bad but we’re on the 1st floor and our upstairs neighbors are a bit heavy footed and we are right along the boardwalk so we get the noise from that too. Room was immaculate and has a lovely view.

Unloaded the car and rooftop carrier only to discover that two of our bags were pretty wet and DD13’s and my clothes were wet (note, be sure to put duffels in plastic bags next time). Looked over the activity sheet and called about Kids and Teen Night Out, unfortunately both were full. They said it’s a very busy week, the resort is at capacity.

Decided we needed breakfast so we headed out to Flamingo Doughnuts. OMG they are way better than you can imagine. After enjoying the doughnuts we headed back to the resort, the kids were dying to get in the pool so they headed down with DH and I headed out to Piggly Wiggly for some groceries. Just picked up some snacks, beverages and a few easy meal fixins. Got back just as DH and the kids came in from the pool so we fixed sandwiches and ate out on the balcony. Next thing I know DH and the girls were zonked out so DS and I headed out to check out the resort.

When we got back we roused the sleeping beauties and made our way out for dinner. Went for some great BBQ at the Smokehouse (used to be Sticky Fingers BBQ). Had fresh made chips and French onion dip for a appetizer, kids had usual hot dog and chicken fingers, DD13 had brisket sandwich, DH a bar-b Cuban sandwich and I had pulled pork. All very good. Decided to make a stop at the Beach House on the way back. It was chilly and windy but the kids still waded into the water.

Headed back to our room and settled in to watch Princess & the Frog, had picked it up as a surprise for the kids. Since we were all still tired we turned in around 10p.

Hoping to make it into the HHI tour and Marsh tour Tuesday………..
Anne Marie(me) dh dd17 ds14 dd13
HHI Spring Break 2010 TR http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2432610
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