6 Months of Visitors

7 Jul

I knew when we moved to Central Florida I should expect to see many guests at the house.  Thankfully I was right!  Last week I posted the fabulous RAST Hack I did which helped us prepare the guest room for all the guests.  This week I thought I would share some of the adventures we’ve had with friends and family that have come to visit.

Our first visitors were Britton’s Aunt Diane and Uncle Terry.  They came in to Orlando at the end of January making their visit not even one month after we arrived!  They came for a few nights before heading to the coast to spend a few weeks with his other aunt and uncle, Kathy and Lee.  When Diane and Terry came to town we took a day off and did three Disney parks in one day!  We had SO much fun with them!  We started the morning off with a trip to Animal Kingdom where we saw a few shows and rode a few rides.


After animal kingdom we spent a few hours at Magic Kingdom and ended the night at Epcot.  They had gone to Italy the year before us and we decided to celebrate our adventures with dinner in Italy around the world.  It was a magical day and we had so much fun with the family!

Our next visitors were another set of Britton’s family, Uncle Lee and Aunt Kathy.  They had spent a month in Marco Island and came to spend a day with us on their drive back up to Iowa.  We also spent a day with them at the parks, but limited ourselves to Epcot for the day.  Britton had to work but since I was still job searching, it was a great way to fill my day!

We ended the evening being adventurous and made reservations in Morocco.  The meal was amazing but the company was even better!


Next we had Britton’s parents in town for almost a week and a half!  (and if they’re reading this blog, it should be noted, they should come back real soon!)  Janet and Greg came into town the first weekend in March.  We partook in lots of fun activities while they were in town, including:

Spring training game


New fan installation


Lots of time at the pool


Celebratory birthday dinner at the Yacht and Beach Club


A boat ride/break down in Mount Dora


Jeremiah’s Ice


Some fun beach time


We had so much fun with them it was sad to see them leave.

Our next house guests arrived much later, coming after the school year ended for a celebratory trip to Orlando.  My former student, current friend, Hanna and her boyfriend Ian.  They came down a week after I started work so I didn’t get to spend as much time as I would have liked but we had a blast none the less.  Highlights from their trip include:

A trip to Epcot


Lunch at Breakers in New Smyrna


Hotel hopping around Disney

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True ramen at an authentic Japanese restaurant (they spent 6 and 12 months abroad in Japan last year)


A trip down memory lane at Rollins

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I have loved having all of our houseguests and hope to have a lot more visitors in the coming months and years to come!  So all you friends out there, lets plan some vacations, we’re ready for you!


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