USA ‘11 – THE MOVIE

I know, you thought I couldn’t possibly post any more about our holiday in the States but I promise that this is the last one. Here is the holiday captured in a one and half minute video courtesy of iMovie. Enjoy!… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – TIPS & TRICKS

This year was our sixth visit to Orlando doing the park with the kids (although they’re not really kids these days). Over the years we have learnt a thing or two about making the place tick for a great holiday and I thought that I would pass on.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – ROUND UP

This post is a round up of all we did while in Florida 2011. Included are the day by day posts along with the general posts written while we were out in Orlando. I have put these into categories and have also provided links to the websites of the attractions, shops and restaurants we visited and would recommend.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – ODDS & SODS

This post is some pictures that didn’t make it to the daily blog for one reason or another but I still thought were worth pointing out.

Alonso and Massa’s Ferraris

The above picture is of two Ford F150s and the caption will mean nothing to you unless you follow Formula 1 very closely.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 15 – AND BACK HOME

So it’s our last day and we were determined to make the most of it and pack as much in before the flight as possible.

We had chosen to go back to Universal Studios and it turned out to be an inspired move as nobody else seemed to have thought of going there.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 14 – DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS (AGAIN)

Another action packed day as we attempted squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of the holiday.

Today we returned back to Disney Hollywood Studios, what must be the family’s favourite park. This time we went on the things we hadn’t had time for last time: Indiana Jones, Lights, Motors, Action and, in Alex’s case, Rock and Roller Coaster.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 13 – REST DAY

Today actually turned out to be more of a rest day than we had at first envisaged. Helen woke up early with a dodgy stomach and needed to spend much of the day nearby some porcelain which wiped out the plans we had.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 12 – MAGIC KINGDOM & BLIZZARD BEACH

Having done all the Disney and Universal parks last week, this week was always going to be about going back to visit favourites.

The Thompsons being a democracy means that there has been plenty of debate over the last couple of days about what we would be exactly doing in the second week.… Read the rest