We got to our gate and had just enough time to run Ryan to the bathroom before the started bordering our plane. In short time we were on our way to Atlanta. Once in Atlanta we checked our next gate, switched terminals and then got something to eat. We were all hungry! It was still early but I had been up for hours so I wanted some lunch. We found a place serving something other than breakfast (pizza) and sat down to eat. After, we walked to our next gate to find out it had been switched to two gates down from where we had gotten off the plane! For those of you that have flown into Atlanta you know how big that airport is. We had to go from terminal B to terminal A and then back to B. This was all to Ryan’s delight since he got to ride the escalators and the train again. We got to a very packed gate and had to stand to wait to start boarding. Thankfully they let us board early since we had to gate check our stroller (they said they were testing a new system of letting those with young kids board after first class, apparently that didn’t go well because this was the only time we got to board early).
Both flights were uneventful all things considered. Ryan was good (thank you portable DVD player!), there was very little turbulence and no delays or other issues. I don’t usually fly well and this was no exception this time around either. I get pretty sick to my stomach and have been known to use the provided bag that everyone laughs about. I have been wearing seasick bands the last few times while flying and that seems to help; however, I guess being pregnant was a bit much because I felt awful this day and on our return trip (thankfully the bag wasn’t necessary, I just felt crummy). It only took an hour or so and a little drink to start feeling better so I’m thankful it wasn’t worse.
We arrived in Orlando and it felt like home. We went straight to the bathroom (that was a frequent place for us with a 3 year old) and then down to board a bus to Disney. We didn’t have to wait long at all (maybe 10 minutes, if that) and we were on our way to Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside! This is a new resort to us; we’ve never stayed here before. I was really looking forward to it because the pictures were beautiful and it’s hard to talk Jonathan into trying new things.
View of Magnolia Terrace building (our building) from across the river.
Walk Way to our room.
Inside of our room.
After our late lunch we walked around the resort a little and decided we wanted to go swimming. Ryan couldn’t wait to get in the water! We had bought him a puddle jumper (float/life jacket type thing) and he was super excited to try it out. The pool at the resort was nice and they had pool games going on while we were there. Ryan got to practice “swimming” and loved it!! The puddle jumper allowed him to have some freedom from us holding him and actually move on his own (I highly recommend these, it is awesome!). He really gained some confidence in the water over this vacation! We spent almost 2 hours playing in the pool.
Jonathan and Ryan playing a game in the arcade.