Florida Vacation Day 4 and 5

Sunday was extra nice yesterday. I love being on vacation, but I love coming home too. It was so nice to go to church, relax, and be at home. It was a nice thunder storm too, I love thunderstorms as long as I don’t have to be in them=)


Florida Vacation Day 4: Hollywood Disney

If you missed days 1,2 and 3 read them here.

Monday night we stayed out late to watch the light parade at the Magic Kingdom, so Tuesday morning we slept in a bit and took our time getting ready. We still were able to get to the Hollywood Disney by 10:30am.

Hollywood Disney isn’t as many rides as Magic Kingdom, it’s more shows. We did go on Tower of Terror, Star Tours, and I think it’s called the Jungle Cruise?  After a couple of rides we got VIP treatment to Beauty and the Beast. Josh’s cousin is a dancer in the show and got us front row seats. It was my favorite show we saw the whole trip(I might be a bit bias). It was fun to have Jonathon with us the rest of the day to learn more about Disney. He was so nice to spend his time off hanging out at ‘work’ for him=)

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The rest of the day I’ll share in pics.


bottom right left to right: SIL Alisha, me, Josh


Indiana Jones stunt show

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Florida Vacation Day 5: Cocoa Beach

Wednesday we took a break from Disney and headed to the beach. I love love love the beach! It was so fun to jump waves with everyone and especially J. He loved getting splashed and jumping the waves with Papa.


My SIL Alisha also dug a hole and J ‘helped’ her. He loved the sand and knocking down the castles I’d build.


For lunch we went to Fat Kaunas. It was rated #1 in that area and it didn’t disappoint! We had the calamari and jumbo coconut shrimp for appetizers and then I had the pulled pork tacos with a side of beans and coconut rice. It was so good.

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After we got back to our hotel and cleaned up we headed to a nearby outlet mall.


Stopped at the candy store, he scarfed the whole bag!

Stopped at the candy store, he scarfed the whole bag!

There was a Disney store that had a Mickey for half the price as the one inside Disney(of course) so we got it for J. He has slept with it every night since. The pic below is one I took in the hotel the night we got Mickey. I love that we are making memories with J and get to experience so many new things with him. It makes life so much more fun!

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What is your workout today? I need to live vicariously through you since I can’t run=(

What’s your favorite family vacation memory?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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15 Responses to Florida Vacation Day 4 and 5

  1. jeksca says:

    I love everything about this post (except the part where you say you can’t run). I love Disney, the beach, and outlet malls. Looks like fun!

  2. I’ll be going out for an easy 3 miler today… it’s been a while since I’ve been out for a run because there was no opportunity while I was away! Looks like a great time at Disney – my first time at Disney with my family is one of my favourite family vacation memories! Have a great day!

  3. jumpeatrun says:

    Looks like so much fun! I love all the pictures- Disney is the best 🙂

  4. Runner Girl Eats says:

    Ugh this makes me miss Disney soooo much! Glad you had a fun trip 🙂

  5. I’ve only been to Disney one time, but I LOVED the light parade at the Magic Kingdom! We’re trying to plan a trip there maybe next year and I can’t wait because I know my Rylnn would just LOVE it 🙂

  6. I want to get to disney again soon, maybe this fall/winter! I went on a walk yesterday and plan on getting a 50 minute run in today.

  7. Looks like so much fun!! Haven’t been to Disney in forever!! Glad ya’ll had a great time!

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE Disney…I am running at Hollywood Studios in October for their 2nd annual Tower of Terror 10 Miler…I cannot wait!!!
    That’s why I love taking our Kids to Disney too…It’s all about creating memories that are going to last them a lifetime!

  9. So bummed that I missed you guys because I was in CR! I live just near Cocoa Beach and would have loved to meet up! Next time 🙂

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