About six months ago my best friend in Virginia hit me up. Her oldest daughter was turning 21 in July and she really wanted to do something special for her. My oldest had just turned 21, who also happens to be her Goddaughter, and our girls had known each other since birth as we were there for the birth of each other's firstborns. Her idea was to come down to Orlando, stay at a nice resort or hotel and have the four of us hang out a few days at the pool, maybe a bar or two and hit up an amusement park.
This sounded amazing and it was before the car accident my youngest was in, as well as a few other things to recently hit our family. When the accident happened she asked me if we should cancel. I asked her please not to, I knew by the time it came around I was really going to need a few days away.
So last Thursday my oldest daughter and I set off to Orlando to pick up my bestie and her daughter from the airport and head to the resort. We stayed in the BEAUTIFUL Universal Studios Cabana Bay Resort. It is 50's & 60's inspired with over 2,000 rooms, 2 pools, water slide, lazy river, hot tub, diner, bowling alley, gym, game room and more... THIS place was everything we all needed for a few days away from everyday life. This was surely something I could not afford at this time but my girl would not let me stress it and made sure everything was taken care of. I cannot express how much I appreciate this. When I make my first million in life I swear I am making sure she gets THE best vacation along with a few others that I love who so deserve it!
Over the next five days we spent a whole lot of our time in the lazy river... it was really the absolute best. There are a few waterfalls and it stayed a little warmer than the pool so it was the perfect place to relax. One night we hit up the Icebar which was COLD at only 18 degrees but really neat to be in, along with the Fire Lounge next door. We took the ferry to Universal's Citywalk another night having dinner at Hard Rock Cafe (They had the BEST gluten-free burgers!!!) and dancing the night away to DJ Chino inside The Groove. We wrapped everything up with a VERY interesting day at Disney and then dropped them back off to the airport Monday morning which was so hard to do!