Day 7 – March 20, 2010
Plan: RESORT DAY, Dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse (DH and I)
Actual: We love Resort Day! Time to unwind and relax. We had a light breakfast and headed to… The Pool. It was a beautiful day and we planned to spend the majority of it at Stormalong Bay!
We decided to rent a double tube for the day for $10. Everyone enjoyed taking turns on the tube and riding the Lazy River. DD (8) and DS loved the sand. Although there were plenty of sand toys and all the children played very well together, it was only a matter of time before our kids needed their own. So, we had lunch at Hurricane Hanna’s Grill and DD (8) and DS got a pail and shovel of their own. LOL! I do not recall ever staying at the pool so long in the past, and it was FABULOUS! We usually do mornings or evenings because of the heat, but the weather was perfect.
DH and I had dinner reservations at Yachtsman Steakhouse at 6:55 pm, and we didn’t leave the pool until after 5:00 pm. I got dinner finished, got dressed, and we were out the door by 6:40 pm. Woo Hoo! I enjoyed wearing “dress up” clothes for our romantic evening out. DH had the Porterhouse and I had the Filet Mignon. We went with the offered wine pairings and had Crème Brulee for dessert. Dinner was very good, but not fantastic. I has heard and read mixed reviews about Yachtsman Steakhouse. We definitely enjoy “steak” and the meal was delicious, but the ambience… not so much. There were families seated near us and they were definitely not dressed up, at all. I would definitely return to Yachtsman Steakhouse, but not for a romantic evening as much as for a family meal. The kids would have enjoyed the dinner selections and we look forward to bringing them in the future.
DH and I decided to enjoy the Beach Club Villas Lobby and found a quiet corner to talk. We enjoyed our time together and could not believe that our trip would be ending soon – tomorrow was departure day.
The kids enjoyed watching movies and eating popcorn while we were out. Of course, we bragged to them about how good the food was! We love getting DD (13) excited. We were sad to leave in the morning, but happy for the next leg of our travel.
Day 8 – March 21, 2010
Actual: We woke up early to eat breakfast and pack. Check out was at 11:00 am and we planned to be out of Orlando by Noon. We tripled checked that we had not left anything in our Villa and got everything out and in the car by 11:00 am! We were on or way to… Tampa, Florida. I had a conference to attend and we had not been. We had plans to have dinner with @zannaland and her family.
Tampa was wonderful, but that is a different Trip Report all together! Until next time…