On Friday, we left right around lunch time and headed straight for our resort. We stayed at the new(ish) Art of Animation. It was AWESOME! The last time we came to Disney, we didn't stay on property. I think I'm now a believer and don't know how I WON'T stay on property anymore. It was just so awesome and totally worth it.
We stayed in the Cars section of the resort, in the Wheel Well Motel - haha. The rooms were super cute and, of course, all Cars themed. The kids did a great job of just hanging out while Aunt Laura and I unloaded everything. When we got to the resort, it was POURING outside. So that meant that Aunt Laura and I got SOAKED trying to bring everything in from the car. This was one of the parts where we reallllly missed the men - haha.
We threw around the idea of going to Downtown Disney to find something for dinner, but eventually decided not to do that. We had already driven 4 hours, it was raining, and neither of us really felt like leaving the resort. They have a huge food court, so we decided to just eat there and go play around in the arcade for a little while.
They had an amazing create your own pasta bar in the food court. You got to pick your pasta, sauce, and toppings, and they cooked it while you waited. I got bow-tie alfredo with shrimp and broccoli. It was SO good.
Of course LL wanted "clean pizza" (just cheese only), so we kicked off vacation the right way!
After we ate dinner, we spent a little time in the arcade, and then headed back to the room to get some sleep. We needed to be well-rested for our next day at the Magic Kingdom!!