Our family went to Walt Disney World this past week. It was spring break here, so our daughters, their families and the in-laws of our youngest daughter joined us on this trip. Things have been really busy since we returned home, so I fell sadly behind with posting. I really missed visiting with all of you and seeing what you were up to and I hope to catch up with you soon!
It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows our family that we love pretty much any and all things Disney. We have been visiting Walt Disney World since our older daughter was barely seven years old. She is now forty-two. Our younger daughter had not yet been born. We would plan and save for our WDW vacations, all year long. We enjoy traveling to other places, but WDW is our all-around favorite vacation destination. Maybe it is because it brings out the child in all of us and takes away some of our worries, even if for only a time, and we all need that.
About five years ago, we decided to join the Disney Vacation Club. It was a good decision for us. You can visit (disneyvacationclub.com), if you want to find out more about it. Disney's Boardwalk Inn & Villas is our "home" resort. I am not being compensated for this post, but I wanted to share with you this charming place called Disney's Boardwalk Inn & Villas.
|Disney's Boardwalk Villas, Our Home Resort|
The design and concept of Disney's Boardwalk Inn and & Villas was inspired by the boardwalks of Atlantic City, N.J. and other Atlantic coast resort areas of the day. The resort was built on the south shore of Disney's Crescent Lake and is located somewhat adjacent to Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. These two resorts can be seen in these pictures, which I took while standing on the boardwalk at Boardwalk Inn & Villas.
|View Of The Boardwalk As You Walk Toward Epcot|
|View Of The Boardwalk Walking From Epcot|
|More Shops Along The Boardwalk|
The Gateway to the World Showcase of Epcot, my husband's and my favorite Disney park, is about 5 minutes walk from Boardwalk Inn & Villas. If you don't care to walk, you can board one of the Friendship Ferry Boats, pictured here. The Swan & Dolphin Resorts are pictured directly behind the boat and the Yacht Club is on the right. The ferry boat can be taken to or from any of these resorts. You can walk or jog (if you like) around from one to the other on a wide, paved pathway and bridge.
|Friendship Ferry Boat|
|Hand-crafted Carousel Designed By M.C. Illions In 1920's|
|Hippocampus Electrolier Chandelier|
This is one of the many magnificent chandeliers hanging in the lobby. I think there are eight or more, but I forgot to count them. You can't tell from this picture, but they are gigantic.
This is a miniature replica of a roller-coaster which was located in Luna Park. It was called the Flip-Flap and was supposedly the first upside down loop roller-coaster in the world. For some reason, I had a difficult time getting a picture of the entire coaster. It is so detailed, right down to the little lights along the track.
These chairs were called "nanny chairs" and were placed on 19th century European carousels. Their purpose was for seating adults while their children were riding on moving animals. A lot of work obviously went into the carving of these and the colors are lovely. However, I think their faces look pretty scary, don't you?
|Angela On The Spacious And Beautiful Porch At The Back Of The Lobby And Overlooking The Boardwalk|
|Our Daughter Angela And Her Husband Jimmy|
|Glenn And I On The Day We Arrived At Boardwalk Villas|
|Angela & Jimmy With Their Three Children Sitting On The Boardwalk|
The boardwalk is very long. It circles around and the Dance Hall can be seen in the background.
|The Pool With Kiester Coaster Water Slide At Luna Park|
|Leaping Horse Libations-For Poolside Refreshments|
|View Of The Back Disney's Boardwalk Inn, Taken Around The Bend Coming From Disney's Beach Club|
Some wonderful memories were made last week. Some for Glenn and me and some for our daughters and their families. Jimmy's illness has changed us and made us all acutely aware of how each moment we share together is precious and is to be deeply cherished, for we are not promised tomorrow.
May you be blessed.