Day 7 was easy breezy. Morning at the hotel pool, lots of lounging, quick showers & clean up for a family photo shoot that is offered with compliments from the staff. With Christmas pictures on my mind, I forced the family into smiling pretty. We spent a bit of time packing & cleaning before heading out to Downtown Disney for (1) Lego store shopping, (2) dinner and (3) Cirque du Soleil. Downtown Disney was (1) over-rated and (2) hot. However, Cirque du Soleil was amazing, incredible, fantastic, hilarious . . . . the best thing during the whole week. We thoroughly enjoyed every second. If I lived in Orlando, I would get a job at Cirque du Soleil. Even if I was an usher, I could peek through the curtains and steel glimpses of the show at least twice per night. I never get enough of it. I could watch Cirque over and over and over and over.
Day 8 was the travel day home. Early up to catch an 8:30 flight back to Colorado. The kids were marvelous air travelers, keeping themselves entertained or cat-napping. The flight was on time and except for arriving on the ground with stomachs rumbling and feeling low-blood-sugary and grumpy, we pulled the whole week off without a hitch. We stopped for lunch, claimed the car & headed for the safety of HOME . . . . . the best place to be after vacation. It's so fun to go . . . and so fun to come home.