Catching up with Florida and Family, Day 5. Part 1: Kona Cafe

We started off the day with breakfast at Kona Cafe at the Polynesian (aka the Poly. I hadTonga Toast and it tasted more like it did the first time, 40 years ago than the last time I gad it, which was a good thing. Not too big and rich. Rich had some kind of combo breakfast. While eating, Bob called and we made plans to meet up.

After breakfast (had a super server named Mary), we visited the gift shop and I got a hat and Rich got a turtle. We found Bob and then walked over to the Grand Floridian (photos of the GF in next post).




Catching Up With Florida and Family, Day 1

We finally used our Southwest flight to Orlando to catch up with Rich’s brother and Central Florida. We’d booked and unbooked this trip numerous times since October, but now was the time to go.

We left Las Vegas at 7 am PST and arrived in Orlando at around 2 pm EST. We picked up our rental car and headed for our Residence Inn hotel at Disney’s Flamingo Crossings. Btw, it was the best Residence Inn we’ve ever stayed in. New, contemporary, corner 1-bedroom with separate stand-up shower, kitchen, living room with sitting area, close to the Disney fun. etc.

After flying all day, we were hungry so we found an “On the Border” nearby to kick off the trip with a couple of Margaritas and some food. Yum! I had Carne Asada tacos and Rich some kind of Barbeque Fajitas.

Rich’s brother texted us to say he’d arrived, having driven down from Tennessee. He was staying nearby with some friends and was going to spend the evening catching up with them. We were tired so we stayed in for the evening, with an early appointment with our real estate agent to tour some new builds the next day.

We’d done our homework and knew the real estate market was, is red hot, but so is the Vegas market. And after the worst of the Pandemic, it was time to return to Florida.