Ok, I admit it, I am starting this trip report late very late! Having written a trip report for our stay at the Yacht Club last April, I had every intention of doing one for this trip as well. But, time got away from me, and well, I thought, oh never mind, its too late now. However, after reviewing our pictures I realized that I really wanted to share some pics on the DisBoards! So, I have decided to give a somewhat abbreviated version of our trip. Less talk, more pictures! So, if you are looking for lots of pictures of the Boardwalk Inn with Christmas decorations, youve come to the right place. If you are looking for food pics, and pictures of the Club level offerings, as well as lots of pics in all the parks, you are also in the right place! If you are looking for lots of storytelling of all the craziness of keeping up with the kids at Disney World, you are in the wrong place. This will be a quick overview of our (two adults) chilly week at WDW with lots of pictures. I hope you enjoy it! INTRODUCTIONS If you care to learn a little bit about us, or would like to read our previous trip report, take a look here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2178485 Long story short, we are great friends that love Disney. We live in Ontario and have been to Disney several times, and enjoy trying out a different resort each visit. Having stayed at the Yacht Club last year, we decided to stick with an Epcot area resort. You cant beat being able to walk to Epcot and even walk or take a short boat ride over to DHS. So, enough rambling, lets get down to business! DAY 1-January 1 2010 Happy New Year! What a way to start the year! Our bags are packed, the cats are being taken care of, and we are ready to hit the road! Happy to leave the snow behind for sunny Florida! The roads were a little treacherous as we made our way to the Port Huron border crossing. We finally made it to the border and had about a half hour wait. Fortunately the drive went smoothly after crossing the border. However, I was in much need of coffee! Now, as most Canadians know, we live on Tim Hortons coffee. Unfortunately, Americans dont. Apparently, America runs on Dunkin. So, fine Dunkin it is. So I kept my eyes peeled for signs for good old Dunkin Donuts. I searched, and I searched. Lots of McDonalds, but no Dunkin! I have no idea HOW America runs on Dunkin with so few of them around! Even the trusty GPS came up with very few. In my despair for the lack of coffee, I decided to go here instead: Liquor Barn?! I have no idea why this place struck me as funny, but it just did. Its so big! The name is funny to me too! Liquor Barn! So, I had to take two pictures of it! I cant even remember where it was. Anyway, although the lack of a decent coffee did nearly drive me to drink, I did not go into the Liqour Barn. So, after about 10 hours of driving,we finally made it to the hotel! Good old La Quinta! I like that name almost as much as the Liquor Barn! Having driven to WDW 4 times in the last two years, it has become a tradition to go to the Olive Garden on our first night! We used to have Olive Garden here in Ontario, but theyve all disappeared! So we make a point of looking up Olive Garden locations close by the hotel we book on the first night. We found one!(unlike the darn Dunkin Donuts!) Mmmmm, breadsticks! Fortunately they were open on New Years Day. However, as usually, the place was packed and we had a long, cold wait shivering by the front door as we waited for a table. I usually sit there and ask myself, why are we doing this? Im cold. Im tired. But, after getting the glass of wine and my toasty warm soft breadsticks, I am happy we waited it out! And after all, its a tradition! So with a good day of driving(despite the lack of coffee) and a good meal, we are happy to hit the sack and do it all again tomorrow! January 2, 2010 Well, I must have slept through this day, because I dont have a single note, picture or memory of this day besides looking for Dunkin Donuts. Tony tells me we made a stop at Eddie Bauer to buy a couple of sweaters and boy did we ever need them! Anyway, needless to say, this day went smoothly but we still didnt find a Dunkin. We stopped in Valdosta, Georgia for the night. We prefer to get to WDW early afternoon on the 3 day rather than late the second evening. Anyway, lets move this report along and get to the good stuff, shall we? January 3, 2010 Today we hit the road at about 9 am. I had given up on my quest for finding a Dunkin Donuts. However, it finally appeared! A sign for Dunkin Donuts! Better late than never I suppose. So after more than two days of driving across the country(well, down the country actually), I finally got my Dunkin Donut! Too bad I had to wait til Florida to get it! Tah Dah! So with a stomach full of donuts and my required caffeine fix, I am ready for Disney! Heading to the Boardwalk: Up next: Checking in Club Level!