Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Christmas Day-Florida Style

     This was our 7th Christmas in Orlando. I can't believe my daughter has been out of college 7 years and I also can't believe I still live in Illinois! There are things that I really miss about being "home" for Christmas. I miss the rest of my family, the noise, the chaos and seeing everyone else unwrap presents. What I do enjoy, is the weather and the fact that we have our Christmas dinner and take a walk with so many beautiful things to see. Once again, we did the Cape May Seafood Buffet at the Walt Disney World Beach Club Resort. We talk every year about trying something different and we all love the holiday traditional foods along with all that seafood so much, we keep going back. I just took a picture of my dessert plate (that is all you really care about isn't it). I didn't eat every bite, but I certainly tasted them all. 

     I love the beach theme at this resort. They always have the chocolate carousel and this year they added a few other chocolate beach sculptures. Do you see the sand castle on the horse's back?

     After dinner, the sun was just starting to set. The Beach Club is truly located in a beautiful spot. There is a small beach next to the lake, you can see several other resorts and walk all the way around the lake boardwalk. 

We stopped to see the tree inside the Dolphin Resort. 
The train was running around the base 
and it was like a magnet to small children.

     This is one of my favorite photos. I took it standing inside the Dolphin Resort, looking out at their massive fountain. The water changes color constantly and I love how it looks with the chandelier. 

     The walkway of palm trees leads from the Dolphin Resort to the Swan Resort. You can see the above mentioned Dolphin fountain in these pictures. The palms "dance" with color as Christmas carols play. 

     By the time our walk was over, it was dark and there was a lovely glow as the buildings are reflected in the lake. It was a perfect day in paradise. 


Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful photos! I adore seafood...could eat it daily. Glad you had a wonderful holiday!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful place - thanks for sharing the pics. I would be a fan of the seafood buffet also.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

We have been there at Christmas several times, and I never tore of seeing this, Sue! Thanks for sharing!



Mosaic Magpie said...

It all looks so WARM! The dessert plate yummy!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos! I adore seafood...could eat it daily. Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

Kota Bontang

Linda said...

What a fun place to spend the holidays! I have been to Florida once in December and it was wonderful...your desserts looked awesome...as are the rest of the pictures...I loved the carousel! Have a great day!!