Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter From The Hargises

"And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”
-- Matthew 28:2-7

May you and your family receive all the blessings of the Easter season.

Dennis, Sarah, Paige, and Summer

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Royal Guest Rooms Fireworks Show

Downtown Disney and The Royal Guest Room

As most of you already know, the Haggis Fam spent the last week at Walt Disney World! We had such a wonderful time! We started our trip off with an afternoon and evening toodling around our hotel, The Port Orleans - Riverside, and Downtown Disney. I can not say enough good things about our hotel. The grounds, the rooms, everything were immaculate. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food in the restaurant was fantastic.

This was our building

A Mickey Greeting from our housekeeper... or is it mousekeeper?
We stayed in one of the Royal Guest Rooms, that only opened in mid-March. It was amazing. So many cute details. For instance, the fireworks scene in the headboards was over-the-top!

The faucet was Aladdin's Lamp
The bathroom was all Little Mermaid - notice the Snarflats on the shower curtain.
The bench that turned back in to a dog from Beauty and the Beast
Silhouettes of the princes. Did you know that the Beast's name is actually Prince Adam?

Once we got settled in and spent some time at the pool, we got dressed and took the river taxi across to Downtown Disney
Thanks Ashlyn for letting us borrow the cute cute Pooh outfit!
Downtown Disney from the river taxi

My absolute favorite part of Downtown Disney is the Lego store. It never ceases to amaze me what they can make!

After a nice afternoon at Downtown Disney, we headed back to the hotel and had a nice sit-down dinner at the restaurant, Boatwright's, which served cajun influenced food. I am allergic to shellfish, so that is always a concern when eating in a restaurant that serves it. I was so impressed. The chef himself came to our table, took my order, specifically, cooked it himself, and brought it to the table to ensure that it never came in contact with any kind of shellfish. I was so impressed. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish.