Friday, May 13, 2011

Warrior Vacations

As expected, things have been busy around here since Bryan's return from Afghanistan. We have been enjoying plenty of family time which included a trip to Walt Disney World. We had no intention of going there this year since we visited the Magic Kingdom for a couple of days last summer. However, a great opportunity fell into our lap. My friend told me about Warrior Vacations and we contacted them about participating in their program. Most of their properties are at Amelia Island so that's where we thought we may be going. We were surprised when they emailed to offer us a 2 bedroom condo in Orlando so that we could take Marlie to Walt Disney World. Disney is offering another great military discount this year so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to go again.
We had a BUSY but fun week! I am so thankful for this organization and the property owners who are willing to participate in the program. It was such a blessing for our family to be able to enjoy this trip together. We were able to visit the most popular parks in the world but the highlight for me was just seeing the joy on Bryan & Marlie's faces as they had fun together.
Here are some pictures of the beautiful condo we were able to enjoy.
This was what we saw when we first walked in.

The dining area and kitchen.

Marlie's big girl room. She thought it was fun to have 2 beds and a tv!

The screened in patio where we enjoyed eating breakfast and dinner.

Master bedroom

Master bath

The resort's main pool was right beside our building so Marlie was always asking to go swimming!


The Tooles said...

What a great program...I had never heard of it. I agree that it such a good feeling to see you kids smile and laugh with their daddy! We are going to Orlando for a week in July...I would love to pick your brain about all the parks and which ones Marlie enjoyed. I am worried it is still too early for the big parks for Caroline.

Warrior Vacations Team said...

We are so glad your family had a great time in Orlando! Thank you (entire family) for your service. The vacation was the least we could do.

Cheers -
Warrior Vacations Team

kristin said...

this is a great program! i actually live about 45 minutes from amelia island (in jacksonville, fl) and it is very pretty there! more of a getaway for adults though. dont think theres too much to do for kids though. thanks for sharing the link too.