With 4-Day Hopper Passes for the DW Parks, we decided to take a couple of days of in the middle of the week to rest and regroup before the last two days at the parks. On the first rest day, we made a not-so-quick stop at a Lego store in Downtown Disney. Since this was a HICKOK family vacation, we spent over two hours there, building, meandering, stuffing small containers with Lego, careful to fill every inch before purchasing.
Watching the biological Hickoks in this environment reminded me that I may still have some strides to go in becoming a full-blooded Hickok. But, I enjoy seeing the kiddos (counting my husband, his brother, and his father in that group, just this once), loving every part of this little side excursion.
I had a mocha in hand, so I was content to walk around and peruse the other stores in the area and just come back and check in ever twenty minutes or so.
We have been to many Lego stores, but this one was just enormous! There was a fun outdoor race track for testing out your driving creations. My nephew Micah is a Lego natural!
When we headed back to the resort, it was game time, oh yeah!
Have you ever played Carcassone? It's a family favorite of ours, and a new Hickok tradition after this trip. Each game (with our cagillion expansions) takes anywhere from 2-3 hours to finish. And for the record-I DESPISE the catapult, forever and always.
Between games we even managed to get in some normal park time. One of my favorite things about this whole trip was seeing the young cousins playing together.
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The rest days at the resort were just my speed, low key and relaxing. There was plenty of coffee, cookies, and conversation to go around. I think I learned more about the mister's family on this trip than any other. I loved the talks we were able to have about Christ. There aren't many things that compare to staying up until 3am, talking about the Lord, and rejoicing in our various experiences that drew us closer to Him. I am privileged to say I got much more than I bargained for when I married my man. I became grafted into a pretty awesome clan that is good for my soul.