The Holiday on a Budget! (ish!)

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The Trip on a Budget (ish) Day 16, Jellyrolls!

Woke up today still feeling a bit dodgy but felt better than the night before. We decided to go out for breakfast but by the time we went out it was about lunchtime! We decided to go to Denny's and to an old fashioned one by Walmart. From the outside it looks like a tin trailor. It was quite simply one of the worst places we have ever been to in the USA. There was hardly anyone inside and yet still out waiter (1 of 3) barely served us at all! We had to wait 20 mins to order a drink while he stood around chatting to one of the other servers. Our food took ages to come once we ordered, my chicken sandwich was supposed to have ranch sauce on, it took me ages to get the guy's attention to ask for it and then Sy had completely finished his meal and was finished at least 5 mins before he came back with the sauce, by which time the food was cold, so I sent it back and he tried to give me a story that he had to make the sauce, there is no way he was making the sauce, it very obviously came in ready made, and I cannot tell you how cross I was at being lied to. I would have rather he'd said to me 'I am so sorry, I completely forgot, please let me get you a fresh one' but he just put the blame onto me and said in future I need to make sure when I order that they had some ready made! Erm, don't let me order it if you can make it! Anyway, as you can tell, it kinda put my back up " pet hate of mine being lied to. We didn't leave a good tip and spoke to a manager on the way out as to why. (Cost in the end $21).

A few pics from inside

We then made our way into Walmart to get a few bits to take home for family. We had a little shopping list for people and spent $32. Afterwards we decided to go over to Beaches and Cream, we'd never been before so wanted to give it a try. We managed to get a table straight away which is pretty amazing considering the tiny size of the place! We had the most amazing ice-creams we'd had in a long time. ($20)

After we finished we took our time walking back out to the car, taking the place in. We have since decided after we were home that we would like to stay in the Beach Club on our next trip (our first on-site hotel stay for Sy's 30th).

We went for a swim once back at the condo but I was feeling a bit dodgy again so I had a lie down for a bit. We then got changed and made our way out to dinner, we decided on Hooters as the food was nice the other day. We had a couple of cocktails and dinner ($50) and then made our way back to Disney to the Boardwalk and Jellyrolls. We've always fancied going to Jellyrolls but never forked out the $20 in case we didn't enjoy it. We were really please we did spend that $20 though as it was great fun! I had a few cocktails and Sy had some diet coke's (driving) it cost $35 in drinks. The dueling piano's were brilliant, you could request anything along with a $5 bill however we didn't have any cash Sad but we were happy to listen to other requests. The atmosphere was brilliant in there, everyone was having a good time singing along.

We were having a good time when all of a sudden I felt ill and had to run to the toilet, I had a seriously upset tummy, was being sick and had a poorly tum Sad it was time to go home, though it did take us quite a while to get back to the car as I kept having to stop cause I thought I was going to be sick or worse Sad I did think at the time maybe it was because I had a few drinks (I don't drink usually) but as Sy reminded me, I was ill the night before and on and off again all day so I think the alcohol just made it worse.

I spent most of the night not well at all Sad

Total spends for the day $128

Tomorrow, Magic kingdom!!

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Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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The Trip on a Budget (ish) Day 17, Magic Kingdom!

After being so poorly yesterday and all night I was feeling very tender today, we tried to leave the house early but we didn't really get out that early, we did get out early enough for McDonalds breakfast mind Wink ($10) we ate on the go to MK, parked the car ($14) and got the boat over.

As I was so poorly still Sy had to push me round in a wheelchair today Sad we took it really easy as it was just so hot, it was almost too hot to be outside, I don't remember ever being in Orlando when it was this hot before. We went to the Laughter Floor (my favourite, plus it was inside so nice and cool!) and Sy got picked to be Mike Wazowski! It was so funny Smile he's a good sport too, I don't remember when I laughed to much Laughing out loud

We then went on the People Mover for a breezy look around the park and then on the Carousel of Progress (air-con again Wink ). It was approaching lunchtime then so we headed back towards Main Street to watch the Move it! Shake it! Celebrate it! Parade. I LOVE this parade, in fact it is my favourite of all the parades Laughing out loud I even got some streamers at the end...

We then went to get some lunch, Sy got a Tuna Sandwich and I got, you guessed it, Chicken Pieces! LOL ($25 lunch). We went on a few more gentle rides and the Railroad. We just took the day slowly because I was still so poorly. We watched the parade in the afternoon.

We had dinner in Cosmic Rays so that Sy could get a burger and visit the toppings bar " he loves it! $23

We watched the Main Street Electrical Parade in the evening in the same place as we watched the afternoon parade.

This was our last full day in Florida Sad

We bid a sad farewell to Magic Kingdom and make our way back to the car and the Condo.

Total spends $72

Tomorrow, Home calling

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Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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The Trip on a Budget (ish) Day 18, Home Calling Sad

We were up late today, we didn't have anything planned other than packing and heading to Tampa for our flight. We packed our bags and cleared out the Condo. There wasn't much in the way of breakfast left so we went for our first ever Waffle house visit. There was a waitress with a badge saying it's an experience, well it sure it that! I think it must be the equivalent of a UK greasy spoon. We sat at the counter, it was tiny inside, and we could watch them cook right in front of us. It was such a strange experience. The were all yelling at one another about what food they needed etc, the food was cheap but really tasty! We would go back Smile $20

We then made a quick stop at the Premium outlets to get me some UGG's Smile $90 and made our way to the airport, we wanted to get there with plenty of time so we could chill out and have something to eat without having to rush. We stopped nearby to fill the car up ($33).

We checked in and had a wander around the shops, there actually weren't many shops here as it's a much smaller airport, so it didn't take us long. We then went for something to eat at Chili's. $34

We went to get changed before our flight and sat down to relax at the gate.

Our plane

And on the plane

We were so sad to be leaving but knowing that we would be coming back again next year made it that bit easier.

Total spends for the day $177

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Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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Well there we have it really, that was our wonderful and unexpected trip. Cant wait to go back (will be there this time next year) and can't wait to start planning the next one! I really hope you have enjoyed reading my trip report and found the spends accounting helpful.

Robyn
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Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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Fantastic trip report. I'm glad the fact you weren't feeling well the last couple of days didn't put a damper in your plans.

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Yay!! I love how you all took your time and relaxed but were still able to enjoy Disney! I loved reading your report!! I can't wait to read the next one.

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