Okay! I’m determined to finish up this trip report before my next trip begins, oh, in a couple days. I’m doing Days Seven and Eight together because not much happened AND because I need to get this sucker done, quick.
Day Seven started early for Mr. BFT with another morning meeting in L.A. He got up and left before I was even out of bed! After a while I got up and quietly snuck out of the suite since my brother was sleeping on the sofa bed. I went and picked up a muffin and juice from Tangaroa Terrace and brought it back to the room to eat breakfast in bed while watching TV and getting caught up on social media. Around 11am I changed into my bathing suit with the plan to spend the entire day by the pool drinking Mai Tais. When I went to Trader Sams, it was closed! I asked an employee of Tangaroa Terrace when the bar would open, and they said not until 11:30. !!! I asked if there was any other bar service for the pool area and they said no. What a cruel world! But the nice employee said she would tell them I was by the pool waiting. I told her I’m not a lush, I’m just on vacation. She laughed but I don’t think it was with me.
Moving on, it was a quiet morning at the pool and I had my choice of seats. I chose something towards the back, close to the Frontier Tower, that I hoped would stay quiet. I also had a good view of my favorite Jacaranda tree. I had brought The Hunger Games to read that week so I settled in for the day.
It wasn’t too long before I was approached by a nice lady in a Hawaiian shirt who asked if I was waiting for her. I ordered my Mai Tai and asked to keep them coming. She was very nice and helpful all day.
At some point my brother came down to say good bye. It was nice to have him around and I’m glad we could help him out so he wouldn’t have to drive home so late.
In the early afternoon, Mr. BFT came back from his meeting and joined me at the pool. After finishing my book, I seemed to have fallen asleep – as evidenced by my new sunburn and my waitress friend asking me if I had a nice nap. Oh, and there’s the photographic evidence from my lovely husband:
Around 5pm we went back to the room to change for dinner, our final dinner of the honeymoon. We had this little surprise from housekeeping waiting for us.
We think it’s a towel cake.
We had dinner reservations at Steakhouse 55 for our last honeymoon meal. Neither of us have eaten dinner here so it was a big treat. We each ordered prime ribs the size of our faces, with scalloped potatoes and asparagus and nom nom nom. Our waiter surprised us with a special dessert, even though we also ordered the creme brulee that we didn’t get to have for our reception.
After dinner we went back to the room and opened wedding gifts! I can’t believe it took us so long – haha! But it was a great way to end our trip.
On Day Eight we spent the morning packing and cleaning up. Our fairy godmothers at DFTW were able to get us a late checkout for 2pm so we took advantage of our extra time by checking out the newly revealed Carthay Circle Restaurant! I had read on Twitter that morning that the walls were down so we headed over and took some photos, that aren’t that impressive now but at the time it was a really big deal!
We then went back for some final Kah-blue-ies and flatbreads and laziness before we had to pack up and head home.
And that’s it! The end of our mini-moon. We had such a great week. Our wedding was incredible, our family was gracious and generous, and the resort staff went above and beyond for us. I can only hope another week long stay at Disneyland is in my future. It was heaven!