A Pool Weekend

Trip Start Sep 25, 2009
Trip End Sep 27, 2009

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The Fountains - A bluegreen resort

Flag of United States  , Florida
Friday, September 25, 2009

Rusty had received an offer to stay at a bluegreen resort in Orlando named The Fountains (http://www.bluegreenonline.com/explore/resortDetail.aspx?ResortID=14). The resort has a 75,000-square-foot pool with two twisting water slides, a zero-entry pool, and interactive water fountains, which the kids loved.

Immediatelly after work I picked up Rebecca and Chris from their school and we drove up to Grandma and Grandpa's where we met up with Rusty and Hubert. We had dinner there and then made our 3 hour treck up to Orlando. The kids managed the trip well thanks to a portable DVD player and Spongebob Squarepants :o)  On arrival at the resort we were accomodated in a very nice 2 bedroom suite.

Saturday morning Rusty attended a three hour sales pitch from the resort (part of the offer terms) while I took the kids to breakfast and thereafter it was pool time. We spent the entire day at the pool, and the kids loved it. There was a small water fountain park built within the pool and two moderate sized water slides. Well after almost seven hours of being in the pool we all looked like prunes. During lunch there was a three year old alligator being displayed to the resort guests. While Hubert and Rebecca where reluctant (at first) to hold the gator Chris grabbed right on to the poor animal. He wanted to bring it home and keep it as a pet  :o)

We settled on having dinner at the Olive Garden, and we were all terribly dissapointed with the quality of the food. This is the second bad experience I have at this restaurant. Anyway, as we were ready to leave the restaurant a torrrential rain came down that was set to last for a couple of hours. I had to swim out to the car and then drive it up on the sidewalk along the main street where Rusty had to run the kids out one at a time. Kids thought this was hilarious. On the drive back to the resort all three kids started dozing off - it was a long day for them.

Sunday morning we found ourselves back at the pool till noon when we had to check out of the resort. After a quick lunch we made our way back south. Once again "thank you SpongeBob".

That night was the first night Rebecca and Chris stayed with me at my new home. The place was still a mess as I had boxes lying all over the place and furniture still not put in their place, but the kids were really excited to be staying there. Rebecca was already planning where her High School Musical poster should go and where she wants her things placed. Chris just wanted to play with his cars, but then told me "Daddy, your house is pretty". How sweet is that?  :o)
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