Labor Day Weekend 2020 – Pandemic Edition

Normally we’d be spending Labor Day Weekend over at Disney, our end-of-summer family tradition. But (no) thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic we cancelled our annual passes last month and for the first time since 2012 we’re spending the holiday weekend at home. I’ll be barbecuing on Monday, though, so there’ll be some semblance of normalcy. At least …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2020 – Pandemic Edition’ »

Labor Day Weekend 2019 at Disney: Star Wars and Dorian

With Hurricane Dorian threatening to cut across the state of Florida, we weren’t sure our annual Labor Day vacation to Walt Disney World was going to happen. But as it turned out the storm curved away, up the eastern coast of the state and stayed away from Orlando. As a result, we had a really …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2019 at Disney: Star Wars and Dorian’ »

Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Disney: Day 3

It wouldn’t be Labor Day weekend in Florida without rain and we got plenty of it today. Normally we would start Monday out at the hotel pool but this year we decided to go to one of the parks instead. Of course, this was mainly because Monday afternoon was the only time we were able …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Disney: Day 3’ »

Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Disney: Day 2

We’re taking it easy this weekend, so no getting up early to do any Extra Magic Hours. After waking up around 9:30am, we walked over to the French Quarter to pick up fresh beignets for breakfast. At 11:30am we were getting off the bus at Animal Kingdom when my daughter announced she had forgotten her …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Disney: Day 2’ »

Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Disney: Day 1

Labor Day weekend 2018 … time again for our annual family mini-vacation to Walt Disney World (probably our last one as a family since my daughter will be heading off to college next year). Like last year, we couldn’t drive over to Orlando until this morning because of Friday night high school football yesterday. I …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Disney: Day 1’ »

Labor Day Weekend 2017 at Disney: Day 1

Labor Day weekend … time for our annual mini family vacation to Walt Disney World! We couldn’t drive over to Orlando until this morning because of Friday night high school football yesterday, but we got a relatively early start and made it to the resort area by 10:00am. We parked at the Contemporary resort (since …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2017 at Disney: Day 1’ »

Labor Day Weekend 2016 at Disney: Day 4

Happy Labor Day! My wife and I work up early and let my daughter sleep in. To get some extra exercise, we walked around the Polynesian along the beach and took the trail over to the nearby Grand Floridian resort. We’d always seen the wedding chapel from the monorail but took this opportunity to check …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2016 at Disney: Day 4’ »

Labor Day Weekend 2016 at Disney: Day 3

Traditionally we would do the resort pool and Disney Springs on Monday before heading home, but we decided to mix things up this year. No early plans today so we slept in and spent the morning at the resort, enjoying the Polynesian’s two pools after grabbing a light breakfast from the concierge lounge. The pools …

Continue reading ‘Labor Day Weekend 2016 at Disney: Day 3’ »