July Update 2018: San Antonio and Hotel Havana

Had a work trip in San Antonio and wanted to find a super cool hotel to stay at, hence finding the Havana. A sweet antique type hotel that was small, off the tourist riverwalk and smelled good. Had a cool restaurant and attached bar. Check it out below, I also flew out of Texarkana which was pretty sweet, on an old ERJ-140. Love the vintage planes.

texarkana

It’s not much, but I think it’s totally rad. Like an aviation nerd’s kind of fun. Small airports are the best.

texarkana

Vintage planes, vintage blinds, old school airport seats, the smell of the 70s, ah Texarkana.

Continue on below to see my journey to SA.

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Las Vegas 2018: Hell’s Kitchen, E-Sports Arena, United First Gluten Free

Heres a photo video slideshow of my latest trip to Las Vegas. Checked out the new Luxor E-Sports Arena, had a full lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s newest spot Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace. Also flew United First class and experienced a gluten free dinner meal. Also tried a new spot at Paris “The Eiffel Restaurant”, was so good. Paris Casino is in fact the best gluten free casino in Las Vegas period.

Final Day in Florida: Universal Studios Adventure & Hogwarts

Couple things, why the fuck did they change the recipe of the butterbeer, it tasted like garbage the day we went. That is my main complaint for the entire day at Universal, it had me so mind boggled. The foam on top was shitty as well and not that candy flavor. Bullshit. Anyways, let’s begin!

Here we go! The famous Universal people movers, gotta love them. Wish Disney would implement some cool ones.

 

Got dinner reservations here, can’t wait. Already hungry.

 

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WDW Trip Report Day 4: Animal Kingdom & Pandora

So after our fishing excursion what better place to hit up then Animal Kingdom! MUFASA! SIMBA! Or something like that. Also finally got to check out PANDORA. Oh and the gluten free churros fuck yes!

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Let’s go! This is where you start looking to see how busy the park is going to be. We were like yup, it’s fucking packed.

Ahh, I missed my favorite park.

Some trivia, I read there was a dragon on the entrance because it was suppose to be the Beastly Kingdom with dragons?! There really is a dragon on the entrance of the park. To Cool.

 

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WDW Trip Report Day 4: Guided Fishing Excursion

If you have ever wanted to go on a guided fishing excursion at Walt Disney World I will present you with some knowledge. It can be a fun in the sun adventure if you love to fish and the outdoors. You typically wake up at 9AM and meet up with your guide at the resort around 10AM and off you go, the resorts vary.

Contemporary Resort Docks

This time we met up at the Contemporary Resort Docks.

They go over a few basic rules then you launch out. I’ve been three times on this excursion. The first two times were awesome, the feeling of being VIP cruising through Seven Seas Lagoon and around the resorts is amazing and refreshing while in Florida.

mini jet boats

Screw the fishing guide, I wanted to go on a mini jet boat so bad!

Our last adventure our guide Sean was a total asshole, don’t know how he even has this job. If you get a good guide everything is awesome and fun, usually they bait your hook, help you cast, teach you the good spots, etc. This guy was like a lazy piece of shit who didn’t say or help worth a shit, and then when we asked he was just was so apathetic it was useless to even bother. However we still had a great time. It costs around $300 for 2-5 people for 2 hours and then your suppose to tip your captain as well. Check out the photos below for the fishing adventure.

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Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2018 – Gluten Free Style

WDW Trip Report Day 3: We visit the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! Was a lot like the Food & Wine Festival except the fact they had a bunch more flowers and topiaries at every turn. The merchandise was eh okay but still can’t find a 2018 poster, GRR! However, check out the adventure below. Also had dinner at Akershus House in Norway. The F&G Festival takes place every year sometime between Feb 28th-May 28th with several events, presentations all on flower & garden topics.

Love seeing the monorail, even before entering EPCOT!

flower and garden

We are IN! We always opt to take the photo at the end of the night, a lot more scenic to have a family photo at night.

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WDW Trip Report Day 2: 1900 Park Fare & Magic Kingdom

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Headed into the Grand Floridian for breakfast

So day 2 at WDW starts at the Grand Floridian for breakfast at the 1900 Park Fare. Being gluten free Disney is good at any place, but why here? Well we had kids this trip and this is the hottest breakfast spot currently according to reservations/tripadvisor etc. The character breakfast is also on point and the characters make a good round, the food was also pretty good. Not as good as Crystal Palace but good. Also a quick tip, it’s easy to navigate the parks since we had a reservation here, we got to park here and jump on the monorail straight to the parks which makes it super easy.

Such a scenic spot to chill at and check out.

Quick parking lot magic band power up before entering.

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Disney World 2018 Trip Report Day 1: Flight + Springs

Finally the countdown is over and we get to go back to Disney World! The most magical place on Earth. But I think the waiting part is part of the magical journey. I will be posting daily blogs of our trip report and updating. Today we flew in from Little Rock and met up with the rest of our family then checked into our “Magical Vacation Home” and then decided to hit up Disney Springs.

I will review each aspect including the Magical Home part as well! So stick along this week and feel free to ask any questions. There will be a lot of photos and I’ll put some explanations at the bottom. I wanted to do a seperate post on reviewing the Magical Vacation Homes experience but I think I’ll just leave feedback under each photo.

Delta

We opted to fly first class on the way their since it usually is a good deal compared to economy. Our plane got upgraded so we got lie flat seats all the way from Little Rock, was an awesome experience and a excellent start.

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