Since there are so many things I want to share and TONS of pictures I decided to let you in on what we did each day! I'll try to do an update each week if not more! So here goes with day number one!
Monday May 18
After a relaxing night at a hotel in Denver we were off to catch our flight! When we arrived in Orlando there was a greeter there from Give Kids the World (I'll tell you more about these wonderful people in a minute). He helped us get our luggage find our rental van and did his best to make us all feel special.
We arrived at Give Kids the World just in time for a quick tour and yummy dinner. Give Kids the World is a special place that these wish kids stay at that is just as magical as Disney World. Each year they give 7-8,000 kids a place to stay that are having their wish to got to Disney granted. There are thousand of volunteers that come throughout the year from all over.
Not only did we stay in our own villa, complete with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, but there were so many activities that the kids could be a part of all week. They have a kiddie spa, riding stable, carousel, magic castle, theater, arcade, miniature golf course, accessible playground, pool and an ice cream parlor. It was an incredible place and a star with Mike's name on it is on the ceiling of the magic castle along with 70,000 other stars from all the wish kids that have stayed there.
If you'd like to learn more about Give Kids the World or it's founder you can go to their website.
Here are a few pictures of our first night there. The first three are of our villa and the last one is the ice cream palace. Ice cream from 9-10 every day! You'll also notice the rain ponchos. These were part of our daily attire for the entire trip! I though Florida was the sunshine state, we all most got washed away!